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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Return of Punitive Psychiatry
    Mar12

    The Return of Punitive Psychiatry

    Society Over the past decade, particularly since the outbreak of war in Ukraine in 2014, the political use of psychiatry in the former Soviet Union has been on the rise. A recent report by the Federation Global Initiative on Psychiatry (FGIP) lists more than 30 new cases – from 2012 to April, 2017 – where journalists and activists have been...

    Fourth Time’s the Charm: Four Things to Know About Russia’s Upcoming Election
    Mar12

    Fourth Time’s the Charm: Four Things to Know About Russia’s Upcoming Election

    Russians head to the polls on March 18 to elect their next president. Vladimir Putin is certain to win a fourth term in office; the only thing to left to be decided is the margin of his victory. The incumbent president has already spent nearly two decades in power—longer than Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Leading up to the election, here are...

    Sergei Skripal and the long history of assassination attempts abroad
    Mar12

    Sergei Skripal and the long history of assassination attempts abroad

    Whitehall sources have claimed that the suspected poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal is being treated as a state-sponsored Russian assassination attempt. Along with his daughter Yulia and a police officer who attended the scene in Salisbury where they were found, Skripal was taken to hospital critically ill after being...

    Moldova Should Reinvent Itself to Fight Corruption
    Mar12

    Moldova Should Reinvent Itself to Fight Corruption

    Moldova is on the brink of another serious political crisis. Soon to be immersed in another general election cycle, Moldova is paying a very high toll due to corruption, impunity and a deficit of good governance. One of the most glaring examples of impunity is related to the evaporation of 1 billion US dollars from the banking system in 2014,...

    Ukraine at a Crossroads: Scenarios for the Reintegration of Donbas
    Mar12

    Ukraine at a Crossroads: Scenarios for the Reintegration of Donbas

    The priority now is not only a ceasefire, but also the articulation of strong political incentives for the breakaway regions to finally begin disarmament and reintegration. This is first and foremost a task for the Ukrainian authorities, who will have to overcome the taboo and establish a legal framework for reintegration. | Русский …read...

    Technology and regulation must work in concert to combat hate speech online
    Mar12

    Technology and regulation must work in concert to combat hate speech online

    shutterstock Online bullying, hate and incitement are on the rise, and new approaches are needed to tackle them. As the Australian Senate conducts hearings for its Inquiry into cyberbullying, it should consider a two-pronged approach to combating the problem. First, the government should follow the lead of Germany in imposing financial penalties...

    Ukrainian anti-corruption journalists attacked, then charged with ‘invading privacy’ of Putin associate Medvedchuk
    Mar12

    Ukrainian anti-corruption journalists attacked, then charged with ‘invading privacy’ of Putin associate Medvedchuk

    Ukraine’s National Police have initiated a criminal investigation into claims that journalists from the Skhemy anti-corruption program violated the right to privacy of controversial Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk. The move comes soon after criminal charges were brought against guards who tried to prevent the journalists from...

    Russia’s 2018 presidential election: Six more years of Putin
    Mar10

    Russia’s 2018 presidential election: Six more years of Putin

    Written by Martin Russell, © Vastram / Fotolia On 18 March 2018, Russians will elect the president who will govern their country for the next six years. Incumbent, Vladimir Putin is firmly on track to win, with approval ratings that have stayed above 80 % since Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014. Russians see him as a strong...

    The New, New Cold War
    Mar09

    The New, New Cold War

    U.S. Army Europe / Flickr When an epoch ends, as the Cold War did between 1989 and 1991, it takes some time to come up with a name for the new order. For some years, the world lived in a “post-Cold War” era. That phrase was supposed to capture the optimism of a new beginning as well as the uncertainty that accompanies any great transition....

    Die Beziehungen zwischen USA und Ukraine – besser als erwartet
    Mar09

    Die Beziehungen zwischen USA und Ukraine – besser als erwartet

    Ein gutes Jahr nach dem Amtsantritt von Präsident Donald Trump sieht das Verhältnis zwischen den USA und den postsowjetischen Staaten anders aus als erwartet. Statt mit Präsident Wladimir Putin einen »deal” eingehen zu können, ist Trump gezwungen, sich in der Russland-Politik zurückzuhalten. Verantwortlich dafür sind die laufenden...

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