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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Trump and the Future of US Foreign Policy
    Nov11

    Trump and the Future of US Foreign Policy

    Summary Given recent events in the United States, we thought it might be useful to summarize some of the forecasts we made last December and try to show how Donald Trump’s election fits in. We, of course, didn’t forecast Trump’s election. Politics and elections are too unstable to forecast. The failure of most polls to...

    Russia Bans LinkedIn
    Nov11

    Russia Bans LinkedIn

    The professional social network is the first casualty of a Russian law on personal data storage. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Stargazing and Art in the North Caucasus
    Nov11

    Stargazing and Art in the North Caucasus

    An art show in a remote observatory brings new perspectives on art, astronomy, and life in Russia. From The Guardian. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Too Much Corruption or Simply Too Much Talk of “Corruption”?
    Nov11

    Too Much Corruption or Simply Too Much Talk of “Corruption”?

    Making a distinction between informal transactions and truly destructive graft is crucial to understanding the challenge facing Ukraine. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    November 11th, 2016
    Nov11

    November 11th, 2016

    CHINA Hong Kong Faces New Political TurmoilTHE ECONOMIST China’s rulers are beginning to view Hong Kong as yet another restive province with ungrateful subjects—a better-washed version of Tibet or Xinjiang. China does not appear to be mulling the use of its troops to crush unrest—that would be calamitous for business and the much-vaunted...

    Mikheil Saakashvili quits as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region
    Nov11

    Mikheil Saakashvili quits as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president who reinvented himself as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region, resigned on Monday accusing Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko of stalling reforms and protecting criminal gangs. FT: Mikheil Saakashvili quits as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region …read more Source: The...

    No more pretending
    Nov11

    No more pretending

    The resignation of Odesa Oblast Governor Mikheil Saakashvili on Nov. 7 is the latest reason to dispel the illusion that President Petro Poroshenko is a reformer. KP: No more pretending …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

    THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE UKRAINIAN REFORMS
    Nov11

    THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE UKRAINIAN REFORMS

    Although Ukraine still has a long way on its path of reforms, there are already important accomplishments which should be noted. During 2014-2016 period, the number of the Armed Forces in Ukraine doubled and reached 250,000 soldiers. The weaponry was also significantly upgraded in order to restrain Russian invasion. RPR: THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS...

    In Ukraine, Not Even the Top Banker Trusts the Banks
    Nov11

    In Ukraine, Not Even the Top Banker Trusts the Banks

    Some politicians seem to have approached the declaration as a sort of amnesty, revealing everything they have earned from decades of crooked dealings, in an effort to come clean. The financial statements indicate an apparent lack of trust in the country’s financial institutions on the part of the leaders who run them. NYT: In Ukraine, […]...

    Why I declared my wealth and made Ukraine’s elite follow suit
    Nov11

    Why I declared my wealth and made Ukraine’s elite follow suit

    Activists and journalists are already investigating the origins of cash and assets that have been declared by officials. This has shone a light on the highest levels of power and things will never be the same again. TG: Why I declared my wealth and made Ukraine’s elite follow suit …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

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