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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Can Japan tempt Russia into an alliance against China?
    Aug03

    Can Japan tempt Russia into an alliance against China?

    Russia, and the Soviet Union before it, has traditionally been on Japan’s diplomatic radar mostly by virtue of its proximity and sheer influence. The two countries’ bilateral ties have been frosty at best, however, thanks to a decades-old territorial dispute over the South Kuril islands, referred to in Japan as the Northern...

    Turkey-Russia Rapprochement and Prospects for ‘Turkish Stream’
    Aug02

    Turkey-Russia Rapprochement and Prospects for ‘Turkish Stream’

    On June 27, Russian President Vladimir Putin received a letter from President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, expressing Turkey’s willingness to restore ties with Russia (Kremlin.ru, June 27). Immediately, Gazprom spokesperson Sergey Kupriyanov announced his company’s openness to dialogue with Ankara on the construction of the...

    Cautious Belarus-Poland Normalization Reflects Changing Regional Patterns
    Aug02

    Cautious Belarus-Poland Normalization Reflects Changing Regional Patterns

    Recent months have seen conspicuously positive developments in Belarusian-Polish relations after years of political tensions. On July 20, Warsaw hosted political consultations between the foreign ministries of the two states, where the head of Polish diplomacy, Witold Waszczykowski, expressed satisfaction with the “progressing normalization of...

    What Trade Policy Does Ukraine Need Now?
    Aug02

    What Trade Policy Does Ukraine Need Now?

    At the informal ministerial meeting of the Eastern Partnership in Kyiv on July 11-12, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin proposed that the six members of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) form a single economic space or free trade area. This is implausible. Ukraine does need to open...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike Over Political Inactio
    Aug02

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike Over Political Inactio

    August 2, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    OSCE Official Says Monitors Need ’Unfettered’ Access In Ukraine
    Aug02

    OSCE Official Says Monitors Need ’Unfettered’ Access In Ukraine

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is demanding unfettered access across eastern Ukraine after one of its monitoring missions there was threatened at gunpoint by Russia-backed separatists. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Poignant first World Congress of Crimean Tatars without abducted activist Ervin Ibragimov
    Aug02

    Poignant first World Congress of Crimean Tatars without abducted activist Ervin Ibragimov

    The World Congress of Crimean Tatars met on July 31 with Crimea firmly in the headlines. This, however, was due to the disturbing statements made by Donald Trump, rather than attention to the appalling rights abuses under Russian occupation. The congress took place without their colleague Ervin Ibragimov who was abducted two months ago, with his...

    NATO-Georgia: Varied Menu, Uncertain Financing
    Aug02

    NATO-Georgia: Varied Menu, Uncertain Financing

    It was a summit of modest expectations and modest results for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw on July 8–9. These results are of an interim nature: building-blocks for further decisions at upcoming ministerial meetings, not waiting until the next summit. The Warsaw results do not, as yet, correlate with the growth in...

    Trump Says Putin ‘Is Not Going into Ukraine’ Despite Crimea
    Aug01

    Trump Says Putin ‘Is Not Going into Ukraine’ Despite Crimea

    CNN. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Trump Embraces Putin and Alienates Rust Belt Voters with Eastern European Roots
    Aug01

    Trump Embraces Putin and Alienates Rust Belt Voters with Eastern European Roots

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign bus rattles over potholes and bumps in the US Rust Belt while Donald Trump flits around on his private jet.Such optics never seem to hurt Trump or, conversely, to help Hillary, but much depends on voters in the Rust Belt, notably in Ohio and Pennsylvania.Trump may be a master of branding but his cobranding with...

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