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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Donald Trump is Worsening the Imbalance between Defence and Diplomacy
    Dec15

    Donald Trump is Worsening the Imbalance between Defence and Diplomacy

    The US has long overvalued the military and undervalued the State Department, but President Donald Trump’s winnowing of the diplomatic corps is extreme, and it comes at a time when diplomats are needed more than ever. Download the article (PDF)US President Donald Trump has made no secret of his infatuation with the military and his...

    What Ukrainians Really Think: 10 Key Insights from Ukraine’s 2017 Opinion Polls
    Dec15

    What Ukrainians Really Think: 10 Key Insights from Ukraine’s 2017 Opinion Polls

    A close examination of a range of recent national opinion polls—on topics like corruption, the health care system, migration, and Russia—show that the Ukrainian public is less optimistic and West-centric than the country’s leaders. Additionally, there is a wide gap in opinions between the residents of different regions, and between various...

    What We’re Reading: Dec. 12, 2017
    Dec14

    What We’re Reading: Dec. 12, 2017

    Below you will find a list of books that members of the Geopolitical Futures team are currently reading. It highlights insightful and relevant books from around the globe and the reasons we chose them. A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II By Gerhard L. Weinberg George Friedman: I have just finished what I believe is the longest book...

    On President Trump’s ‘Jerusalem Declaration’
    Dec14

    On President Trump’s ‘Jerusalem Declaration’

    The prompt: opprobrium for much of President Trump’s other actions and utterances with glowing exception for announcing the moving of the American Embassy to Jerusalem. Trump has to respond to internal personal as well as external political pressures. He has to make decisions with those two universes somewhat in balance. The “Jerusalem...

    Towards an Assessment of North Korea’s Strategic Deterrent

    North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test shows that it is determined to create an effective nuclear deterrent. But what is the likelihood of a single North Korean warhead successfully hitting a target in the US? Download the article (PDF)North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test has put it back to the top of the international...

    Book Review: Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia
    Dec14

    Book Review: Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

    Sarah Lain reviews Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia, by Samuel Charap and Timothy J Colton. …read more Source: Royal United Services...

    Council of Europe will share responsibility for grave human rights violations if it gives in to Russia now
    Dec14

    Council of Europe will share responsibility for grave human rights violations if it gives in to Russia now

    Crimean Tatar leaders, the sister of Russia’s youngest Ukrainian political prisoner and prominent Ukrainian human rights organizations have warned the Council of Europe against compromising its own values by giving in to pressure from Russia. There can be no grounds for reinstating Russia’s voting rights within the Parliamentary...

    New GMF Leadership Hubs Advance Inclusion and Democracy
    Dec14

    New GMF Leadership Hubs Advance Inclusion and Democracy

    Politics and societies on both sides of the Atlantic seem increasingly imperiled and divided. Most observers, regardless of their political persuasion, agree on this point. But with sustained investment, we can approach a tipping point through inclusive and democratic initiatives that lead to bold innovation. Given this unique moment in history,...

    Russia’s Media Monitor Moves To Block Websites Of ’Undesirable’ Organizations
    Dec14

    Russia’s Media Monitor Moves To Block Websites Of ’Undesirable’ Organizations

    Russia’s Roskomnadzor media regulatory agency has begun blocking access to websites of organizations deemed “undesirable” by the Justice Ministry under a 2015 law aimed at restricting the activity of organizations the Kremlin accuses of fomenting political dissent. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Defense Innovation and the Future of Transatlantic Strategic Superiority: A British Perspective
    Dec14

    Defense Innovation and the Future of Transatlantic Strategic Superiority: A British Perspective

    Photo Credit: Gorodenkoff / Shutterstock The Defense Innovation Initiative — also referred to as the Third Offset Strategy — was announced in November 2014, aiming to “identify and invest in innovative ways to sustain and advance U.S. military dominance for the 21st century.” To address the erosion of U.S. technological superiority and...

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