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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?
    Feb13

    Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?

    Most importantly, Ukraine has moved closer to western values and the western way of life. For the first time in 25 years, western-educated professionals are in government. While not yet at critical mass, such reformers along with civil society are key drivers of Ukraine’s transformation. FT: Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?...

    The Voices of the Displaced in Ukraine and Russia
    Feb13

    The Voices of the Displaced in Ukraine and Russia

    A new survey highlights the views of people displaced by the conflict in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    One China, Two Koreas
    Feb13

    One China, Two Koreas

    By Jacob L. Shapiro U.S. President Donald Trump told Chinese President Xi Jinping that he accepts the “one China” policy during a phone call on Feb 10. It is ironic that in the age of social media, the United States has entered a period of telephone diplomacy. Every word the U.S. president says over the phone seems to generate headlines. The...

    Russia invents ‘terrorism’ and fights children in occupied Crimea
    Feb13

    Russia invents ‘terrorism’ and fights children in occupied Crimea

    It is a year since the multiple armed searches of at least 11 homes in Russian-occupied Crimea and arrests of four men, including a human rights activist monitoring rights abuses under occupation. The four men remain imprisoned, facing absurd charges, and in at least one case, their children have been terrorized by the FSB. …read more...

    OSCE Monitors reject Russian Foreign Minister’s Lies about Donbas escalation
    Feb13

    OSCE Monitors reject Russian Foreign Minister’s Lies about Donbas escalation

    The problem with fighting fake news from Russia is that it often comes from top officials in Moscow like Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister. Lavrov’s latest distortion of the facts came in an interview given to Izvestia on Feb 10, and was refuted that same day, though that, of course, was ignored by the Russian media which repeated his...

    A Roadmap for Reform in Ukraine and a Promise of EU Support
    Feb12

    A Roadmap for Reform in Ukraine and a Promise of EU Support

    In December 2016, the European Council reconfirmed its commitment to international law and the territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as the conclusion of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, including the establishment of a deep and comprehensive free trade area. Ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in all 28 EU member states...

    Europe’s Breadbasket Offers Opportunities for Investment and Diversification
    Feb12

    Europe’s Breadbasket Offers Opportunities for Investment and Diversification

    Ukraine is known as Europe’s breadbasket and has close to a third of all the arable land area in the whole EU: some 34 million hectares. 70 per cent of that land is highly fertile black soil with a depth of up to six metres deep. Elena Voloshina, country representative of the International Finance Corporation in Ukraine, spoke to Andrew...

    Steps to Stability Marred by a Failure to Attract FDI
    Feb11

    Steps to Stability Marred by a Failure to Attract FDI

    Recent statements by the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) give the impression that Ukraine is making significant steps toward stabilisation and normalisation. There has been much praise for the administration of Petro Poroshenko, especially for the nationalisation of the heavily indebted PrivatBank, and recognition...

    Watch List Findings: Feb. 11, 2017
    Feb11

    Watch List Findings: Feb. 11, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this email manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    The curious case of a Russian blogger that shook the post-Soviet space
    Feb11

    The curious case of a Russian blogger that shook the post-Soviet space

    The curious case of a Russian blogger that shook the post-Soviet spaceThe case of Aleksandr Lapshin, a travel blogger based in Moscow with dual Russian-Israeli citizenship, shows how the barriers that were established as a result of the 1991 Soviet break-up create new possibilities for conflictThe case of Aleksandr Lapshin, a travel blogger based...

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