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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Meet Maxim Nefyodov: How Ukrainian Geeks Tackled Corruption in Public Procurement
    Sep21

    Meet Maxim Nefyodov: How Ukrainian Geeks Tackled Corruption in Public Procurement

    One day in September 2013, when Maxim Nefyodov, a managing partner at the investment firm Icon Private Equity, was leaving his office on Rylskiy Lane, he witnessed a funny scene. Accompanied by eight bodyguards, President Viktor Yanukovych’s odious ally, Yuriy Ivanyushchenko, was walking from an office building to his luxury SUV.To Nefyodov...

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 21, 2016
    Sep21

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 21, 2016

    China will shift the focus of its global hunt for graft suspects from evidence-gathering to the seizure of allegedly stolen assets. Other countries remain reluctant to cooperate, citing espionage and human rights concerns. (Reuters, Globe & Mail) In a major planned restructuring of Russia’s security services, the Kremlin is resurrecting...

    September 21st, 2016
    Sep21

    September 21st, 2016

    CHINA Why China’s Experiment in Direct Democracy Is Flawed BLOOMBERG The detentions of Wukan’s protesters underscore the collapse of what rights advocates once saw as a “Wukan model” for encouraging direct elections at the village level in China’s one-party political system. Once voted into power, the inexperienced village...

    German economy minister to discuss EU sanctions with Putin
    Sep21

    German economy minister to discuss EU sanctions with Putin

    German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, heading to Moscow for talks about trade with President Vladimir Putin, said on Wednesday he favoured a lifting of EU sanctions on Russia but that would require making progress on peace in Ukraine. The European Union imposed the sanctions after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014. Soon...

    Czechs Hold Russian Dissident Artist on Interpol List, Extradition Unsure
    Sep21

    Czechs Hold Russian Dissident Artist on Interpol List, Extradition Unsure

    Moscow is awaiting official notice from Prague about the possible repatriation of Oleg Vorotnikov, a founding member of Russian public-art collective Voina. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Intellectual courage versus industry of fear
    Sep21

    Intellectual courage versus industry of fear

    MICHAL HAVRAN: Is there any sense in speaking about the project of the ‘new’ Enlightenment today given, first, a history of criticism against the flawed original project, and second, taking into account our contemporary political reality? Patrik Ouředník: I do not have any problem with the notion of the ‘new Enlightenment’. While...

    Russian MP: ‘We Will Buy Bulgaria’
    Sep21

    Russian MP: ‘We Will Buy Bulgaria’

    Tolstoy’s great-grandson, a prominent lawmaker and TV personality, says Russia will ‘buy out the whole of Bulgaria’ to secure its loyalty. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    What should be the Strategy of Ukraine after Brexit?
    Sep21

    What should be the Strategy of Ukraine after Brexit?

    On September 19 the Institute of World Policy hold the roundtable “What should be the strategy of Ukraine after Brexit?”. …read more Source: Institute of World...

    Poland: the “Good Change”
    Sep21

    Poland: the “Good Change”

    “Poland is in ruins!” Anyone hearing this slogan in the summer of 2015 might have been excused for feeling somewhat surprised. The economy was booming, with GDP growth at 3.6% (up from 3.3% the year before), unemployment had fallen into single digits for the first time in years, and its Gini coefficient was declining. All of this with a budget...

    “Kavkaz 2016:” The Next Test of Russia’s Armed Forces
    Sep21

    “Kavkaz 2016:” The Next Test of Russia’s Armed Forces

    The military exercise “Kavkaz 2016” was the most important test this year of the combat readiness of the Russian Armed Forces. The scenarios carried out in recent months by Russia and Collective Security Treaty Organisation members included a clear political message addressed to neighbouring countries (namely Ukraine) and NATO members, evidenced...

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