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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The High Stakes of Ukraine’s Reform Struggle
    Oct27

    The High Stakes of Ukraine’s Reform Struggle

    It is easy to despair about Ukraine ever reforming and becoming a normal European state. Nevertheless, such despair would be a mistaken response to the flood of stories depicting obstructions to reform—even if they are true. While anyone who has dealt with Ukraine in the last twenty-five years has experienced the frustrations of trying to achieve...

    Remember Sandarmokh & the Historian of the Terror Imprisoned in Putin’s Russia
    Oct27

    Remember Sandarmokh & the Historian of the Terror Imprisoned in Putin’s Russia

    On the 80th anniversary of the killing by quota at Sandarmokh of 1,111 Ukrainian, Russian and other Solovki prisoners, Russian writer Ludmilla Ulitskaya has issued a strong warning to the prosecutor and judge in the fabricated trial of historian of the Terror Yury Dmitriev. They risk their children being ashamed of them, and suffering “just as do...

    Remember Sandarmokh & the Historian of the Terror Imprisoned in Putin’s Russia

    On the 80th anniversary of the killing by quota at Sandarmokh of 1,111 Ukrainian, Russian and other Solovki prisoners, Russian writer Ludmilla Ulitskaya has issued a strong warning to the prosecutor and judge in the fabricated trial of historian of the Terror Yury Dmitriev. They risk their children being ashamed of them, and suffering “just as do...

    The North Caucasus: Russia’s Soft Underbelly
    Oct27

    The North Caucasus: Russia’s Soft Underbelly

    Summary In last week’s Deep Dive on the South Caucasus, we explained how the region’s unforgiving, mountainous terrain has served as both borderland and battleground for empires. This Deep Dive will focus on the North Caucasus, the relatively flat region above the Greater Caucasus mountain range whose terrain has made it vulnerable to...

    Boom and Bust in Belarusian Science & Technology
    Oct26

    Boom and Bust in Belarusian Science & Technology

    Private entrepreneurs are the driving force behind the country’s rising IT sector – but could they do it without the state at their back? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Two Killed, One Ukrainian MP Injured in Suspected Bomb Blast
    Oct26

    Two Killed, One Ukrainian MP Injured in Suspected Bomb Blast

    The explosion that seriously injured a nationalist Ukrainian lawmaker last night in Kyiv has claimed another life. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Dangerous Trend Threatening the Future of the Nation-State
    Oct26

    The Dangerous Trend Threatening the Future of the Nation-State

    Photo: Shutterstock When the historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., published his bestseller The Disuniting of America in 1991, he didn’t seriously entertain the worst-case scenario suggested by the title. At the time, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia were imploding, while separatist movements in Quebec, East Timor, Spain’s Basque country,...

    Kleptocracy Daily | October 26, 2017
    Oct26

    Kleptocracy Daily | October 26, 2017

    Event: Maintaining Transatlantic Unity on Ukraine. Streaming live from Hudson Institute at 12 p.m. EST today and featuring KI Advisory Council member Hannah Thoburn. Military technology: “Russia doesn’t only use spies to steal secrets. Sometimes those doing its dirty work are ordinary American businessmen,” writes Katie Zavadski. One...

    Ukraine’s Finance Ministry Wants Urgent Tax Reform
    Oct26

    Ukraine’s Finance Ministry Wants Urgent Tax Reform

    Ukraine has a 13 billion US dollar shortage in tax revenues, the country’s Ministry of Finance says. In 2016 the country collected 26.5 billion US dollars in taxes, much less than it should have done. According to the ministry, fiscal reform is needed to make the current system more transparent, corruption-free and more efficient. For...

    Ukraine may answer to the Court in Strasbourg for abduction-like deportation of three Georgians
    Oct26

    Ukraine may answer to the Court in Strasbourg for abduction-like deportation of three Georgians

    The three Georgian nationals who were abducted in the centre of Kyiv on October 21 included a military trainer who has defended Ukraine in Donbas and a man with a Ukrainian wife and child. Any links that some or all of the three men have to former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili may explain the motives behind this extraordinary move, but...

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