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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Two Putin Problem
    Nov29

    The Two Putin Problem

    Putin’s international exploits — especially the seizure of Crimea in 2014 — have brought him near-absolute political dominance at home. He has fashioned new tools (from cyberhacking to a lavishly funded propaganda machine) for meddling in other countries’ affairs. He mocks Western governments as weak and hypocritical, and seems to...

    Ukraine’s Ex-Leader Regrets Not Breaking Up Protests That Led to His Fall
    Nov29

    Ukraine’s Ex-Leader Regrets Not Breaking Up Protests That Led to His Fall

    Viktor F. Yanukovych: “My main mistake was that I was not resolute enough to sign an order,” Mr. Yanukovych told dozens of journalists at a news conference. “But even today, I would not sign this order because Ukraine was divided then and that would unleash a civil war.” NYT: Ukraine’s Ex-Leader Regrets Not Breaking Up […] …read more...

    The Body Politic
    Nov29

    The Body Politic

    Are recent intrusions from Russian authorities into issues of private choice part of a grand “biopolitical” approach or just run-of-the-mill, moral posturing? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Trump’s Ambivalence Towards NATO Could Backfire
    Nov29

    Trump’s Ambivalence Towards NATO Could Backfire

    BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 381 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: US President-Elect Donald Trump has toned down the anti-NATO rhetoric he employed on the campaign trail, but it remains uncertain whether he appreciates the value of the organization for American interests. NATO provides security insurance not only to Europe but also to the US. Trump...

    Yanukovych ‘doesn’t remember’ the bloodiest day of Maidan killings
    Nov29

    Yanukovych ‘doesn’t remember’ the bloodiest day of Maidan killings

    Ex-president Viktor Yanukovych has finally testified as defence witness in the trial of five former Berkut officers charged with killing activists in February 2014. He claimed to ‘not know’ or ‘not remember’ most vital details about the events during Euromaidan, and even how he came to flee to Russia …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    Militants stage ‘public repentance’ spectacle with supposed teenage ‘saboteurs’
    Nov29

    Militants stage ‘public repentance’ spectacle with supposed teenage ‘saboteurs’

    Kremlin-backed militants have produced yet another propaganda ‘pardoning’ stunt involving two ‘Ultra’ football fans, while threatening that two very young men could face 20-year ‘sentences’ for so-called ‘state treason, spying &‘desecration of the state flag’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    We, the Visegrad Citizens, Neighbours and Allies
    Nov28

    We, the Visegrad Citizens, Neighbours and Allies

    Judging by the intensity of political communication our regional cooperation seems to be flourishing. However, public opinion research brings a sobering reflection on how societies in V4 countries perceive each other and the format of the Group. The Visegrad Group is primarily a political project. But the “flash and blood” of the living organism...

    Will Turkmenistan give up neutrality in favor of Gazprom?
    Nov28

    Will Turkmenistan give up neutrality in favor of Gazprom?

    Russia / World Leaders of Asian post-Soviet countries generally agree to meet with the Russian president with pleasure. To be invited to Moscow for grand events or bilateral negotiations is considered an honor. Turkmen leaders Saparmurat Niyazov, and his successor Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, were the exceptions to the rule in the early 2000s. Very...

    Watch List: Nov. 28, 2016
    Nov28

    Watch List: Nov. 28, 2016

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    Dancing With the Yellow Star
    Nov28

    Dancing With the Yellow Star

    The wife of Vladimir Putin’s top spokesman has the internet up in arms over a Holocaust-themed ice dance. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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