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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Transparency International calls on Ukraine President to fulfil his anti-corruption commitments
    Aug10

    Transparency International calls on Ukraine President to fulfil his anti-corruption commitments

    Ukraine must not delay the launch of a key electronic system to monitor the assets and interests of politicians and public servants, according to Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organisation. In June, when José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International, met with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the president...

    Guns of August: Fears of Full-Scale War Return as Casualties Mount in Ukraine
    Aug10

    Guns of August: Fears of Full-Scale War Return as Casualties Mount in Ukraine

    There are signs of both sides going back to a war footing: Kyiv is on high alert and has deployed special-forces units and battle-hardened battalions to the front, while Russia has reportedly amassed large amounts of military hardware in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula it seized from Ukraine in March 2014. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    UN secretary-general race: What’s really behind the straw poll results?
    Aug10

    UN secretary-general race: What’s really behind the straw poll results?

    Leaked results from last week’s second straw poll for the UN secretary-general (SG) race show António Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister turned UN refugee chief, still in the lead. Guterres garnered an impressive 11 ‘encourage’ votes but has picked up two ‘discourage’ votes since the first poll, leaving the...

    Memo to Ukrainian Government: Privatization Can Succeed if You Get Out of Way
    Aug09

    Memo to Ukrainian Government: Privatization Can Succeed if You Get Out of Way

    On July 18, Ukraine’s most recent attempt at privatization came to a disappointing conclusion. Odesa’s petrochemical plant, OPZ, was placed up for auction, but after the government set a minimum price of $520 million, no qualified bidders came forward. As a consequence, the state still owns the enterprise, which continues to impose...

    In Ukraine, Two Steps Forward and One Step Back: Procurement Reform Advances, Slowly
    Aug09

    In Ukraine, Two Steps Forward and One Step Back: Procurement Reform Advances, Slowly

    Many changes have occurred in Ukraine since the Euromaidan, but the country still struggles mightily with corruption. Those efforts are symbolized in the ongoing fight to reform Ukraine’s corrupt procurement practices.For years, links between government officials and Ukraine’s “pharma mafia” resulted in the theft of approximately $100...

    Melania Trump Speech Unleashes Nasty Academic Debate
    Aug09

    Melania Trump Speech Unleashes Nasty Academic Debate

    South Slavic scholars jump all over Polish-American professor’s claim of an inborn East European tendency to cheat. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Turkish Leader Pledges Closer Relationship With Russia
    Aug09

    Turkish Leader Pledges Closer Relationship With Russia

    In St. Petersburg, Erdogan is expecting praise for his crackdown at home, and understanding of his Syria policy. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Apple in Russian Price-Fixing Probe
    Aug09

    Apple in Russian Price-Fixing Probe

    Local resellers may have conspired with the Silicon Valley tech giant to overcharge consumers, the anti-monopoly service says. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    What’s the matter with Austria?
    Aug09

    What’s the matter with Austria?

    This op-ed was originally published in Project Syndicate. Austria was once lauded as Germany’s more successful neighbor, one of Europe’s fastest-growing countries. But its economy has been sputtering since 2012, with GDP up last year by a meager 0.7%; only Greece and Finland performed more poorly. And Austria’s unemployment rate...

    Why save a computer virus?
    Aug09

    Why save a computer virus?

    Hex code from the Blaster worm reveals the potential motivations of the worm’s creator. Ward MoermanOn average, 82,000 new malware threats are created each day. These include all sorts of malicious software – like computer viruses, computer worms and ransomware. Some are pranks or minor annoyances; others seek to pilfer data or extort...

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