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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Member states use Brexit referendum to delay visa waivers
    Jun02

    Member states use Brexit referendum to delay visa waivers

    European Union states held off agreeing to ease travel rules for Georgia yesterday (1 June). Turkey, Ukraine and Kosovo should also expect more delays in visa liberalisation, as the bloc turns more cautious amid immigration fears, EU delegation sources said. …read more Source:...

    Russia rejects appeal against Ukrainian filmmaker Sentsov’s 20-year sentence
    Jun02

    Russia rejects appeal against Ukrainian filmmaker Sentsov’s 20-year sentence

    Russia’s Supreme Court has refused to even consider the cassation appeal lodged against the sentences passed on world-renowned filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko. The move was predictable, yet still profoundly disturbing given the lack of any grounds for the charges and “Stalinist” nature of the trial. …read...

    Belarus’s Crimea Flip Flops
    Jun02

    Belarus’s Crimea Flip Flops

    Carnegie Moscow Center. Russia. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    MOSCOW CREATING MILITARY UNITS IT WOULD NEED TO INVADE BALTIC COUNTRIES.
    Jun01

    MOSCOW CREATING MILITARY UNITS IT WOULD NEED TO INVADE BALTIC COUNTRIES.

    MOSCOW CREATING MILITARY UNITS IT WOULD NEED TO INVADE BALTIC COUNTRIES, SHTEPA SAYS BY PAUL GOBLE MAY 31, 2016 It is always risky to derive intentions from capacities, but Moscow’s moves to create new military units opposite the Baltic states suggests that the Kremlin now has the capacity to invade Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, something...

    Russia’s Great Power Choice
    Jun01

    Russia’s Great Power Choice

    The Donbas occupation is straining Russia’s economy, world power status, and relationship with the West. Only by pulling out of eastern Ukraine and reforming its economy can Russia gain broader acceptance and reach its potential as a great power. …read more Source:...

    We need to listen to our military experts – and that includes retired generals
    Jun01

    We need to listen to our military experts – and that includes retired generals

    General Sir Richard Shirreff caused a stir with his book, 2017: War With Russia. The book sets up a doomsday scenario in which, to avoid encirclement by NATO, Russia seizes territory in Eastern Ukraine so as to open up a land corridor to Crimea. It then invades the Baltic states, triggering a war with the West in 2017. It is fiction of the Tom...

    Ukrainian Engines Could Power U.S. Spacecraft
    Jun01

    Ukrainian Engines Could Power U.S. Spacecraft

    U.S. sanctions against Russia are forcing NASA to find new rocket engine suppliers by 2019. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Kyiv Bans More Russian Journalists
    Jun01

    Kyiv Bans More Russian Journalists

    Media groups also concerned over high-level support for hacker group that published list of journalists accredited by Donbas separatists. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine Needs to Stop Dragging its Feet on Privatization
    Jun01

    Ukraine Needs to Stop Dragging its Feet on Privatization

    State-owned enterprises remain Ukraine’s Achilles’ heel. They are where political corruption spirals out of control with cronyism and backroom deals, and it is time to put an end to it. Privatization is the only real solution. No one has ever been popular by selling state assets and the timing is never right. Yet these companies...

    Will Britain Depart the European Union? Should America Care?
    Jun01

    Will Britain Depart the European Union? Should America Care?

    Doug Bandow Donald Trump’s success in the U.S. is not unique. Europe is being buffeted by similar populist currents. Illiberal, nationalist governments rule Hungary and Poland. Austria nearly elected a right-wing nationalist as president. Anti-EU leftists share power in Portugal. Swiss voters have targeted immigration and Islam. The Dutch...

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