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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Georgian Parliamentary Election Results and Aftermath
    Oct11

    Georgian Parliamentary Election Results and Aftermath

    [Editor’s Note: This blog entry follows up on the author’s E-Note “Of Georgian Personalities and Politics: European Dreams, National Elections, and Future Days” that appeared on October 7, 2016.] Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream (GD) electoral bloc appears to have won a 49% plurality in the October 8 parliamentary elections....

    Africa remains a target as Global South ‘land rush’ moves to production
    Oct11

    Africa remains a target as Global South ‘land rush’ moves to production

    In 2007, a spike in commodity prices triggered a sudden increase in demand for agricultural land across the world. It was believed that commercial investors in the Global North speculated on a rise in land and commodity prices. And governments aimed to ensure food security without dependence on the volatile world commodity market by buying up...

    Putin in Berlin – and Paris? – on 19 October for Ukraine talks
    Oct11

    Putin in Berlin – and Paris? – on 19 October for Ukraine talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Berlin on 19 October for talks with some leaders of the European Union and Ukraine to discuss a solution to the Ukrainian crisis, a Kremlin aide told reporters yesterday (10 October). …read more Source:...

    Enough Sabre Rattling Already!
    Oct11

    Enough Sabre Rattling Already!

    Folks, this is starting to sound pretty ominous. The Washington War Party is coming unhinged and appears to be leaving no stone unturned when it comes to provoking Putin’s Russia and numerous others. The recent collapse of cooperation in Syria—-based on the false claim that Assad and his Russian allies are waging genocide in...

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 10, 2016
    Oct10

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 10, 2016

    News A major RFE/RL investigation of Russian Railways sheds light on how corruption functions at the highest level in Putin’s Russia. The U.S. formally accused Russia of hacking the Democratic Party and attempting to interfere in its elections. (Guardian) A new study suggests that Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign may be backfiring, as...

    Kerry’s Anger as Assad Poised to Win; the US Still Serves Israel and Saudi Arabia
    Oct10

    Kerry’s Anger as Assad Poised to Win; the US Still Serves Israel and Saudi Arabia

    The headline reads “John Kerry calls for war crimes investigation of Russia and Syria over Aleppo attacks”. John Kerry is angry that the Syrian army is about to take eastern Aleppo. He’s angry because the US has no viable force to stop this. He’s angry because Assad is still in power. He’s angry that Assad has allies in Russia,...

    Kleptocracy, Inc.: How America Enables Global Corruption
    Oct10

    Kleptocracy, Inc.: How America Enables Global Corruption

    By Nate Sibley, KI Communications Manager How should the U.S. deal with the growing number of regimes that are not only corrupt, but using corruption as their guiding principle of government? It is an increasingly urgent question. From rogue states to terrorism, insurgencies, cyberattacks, and disinformation, it is kleptocracy, or “rule by...

    How Ukraine Can Make Its Diplomacy Smarter
    Oct10

    How Ukraine Can Make Its Diplomacy Smarter

    Public diplomacy has been singled out as a far-reaching mechanism for promoting Ukraine’s interests in the world. Diplomats have taken first steps in utilizing instruments from the country’s existing foreign policy tools. These include increasing person-to-person engagement, promoting economic interactions, intensifying exchange...

    Washington’s Patience with Kyiv Runs Thin
    Oct10

    Washington’s Patience with Kyiv Runs Thin

    Last week my colleagues Mustafa Nayyem, Svitlana Zalishchuk, and I had dozens of meetings in the United States. Our impression was disappointing. Since the resignation of Arseniy Yatsenyuk (Washington’s favorite Ukrainian politician), reports of further corruption, and the lack of progress in resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the...

    A Government is Seizing Control of Our Election Process, and It Is Not the Russians
    Oct10

    A Government is Seizing Control of Our Election Process, and It Is Not the Russians

    There is an attempt underway for a government to take control of our election process and throw the election to Hillary Clinton. It is not the Russian government. Mark this day — it is when we came to understand that the American government decided to elect a president.(Note: I understand in the minds of the mass media the most important issue in...

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