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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Memorial Recognizes Tatar Activist On Trial As Political Prisoner
    Aug31

    Memorial Recognizes Tatar Activist On Trial As Political Prisoner

    Danis Safargali has been called “a victim of a persecution campaign against opposition activists of the Tatar national movement…that has been launched since 2014.” …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukrainian political prisoner in occupied Crimea charged with assault after complaining of ill-treatment

    It seems a three and a half year sentence against Volodymyr Balukh for his Ukrainian flag in Russian-occupied Crimea was not enough. He is now facing new criminal proceedings brought after he complained about anti-Ukrainian abuse and physical violence from the head of the Razdolne detention centre Captain Valery Tkachenko …read more Source:...

    August 28th, 2017
    Aug31

    August 28th, 2017

    CHINA As Economic Crises Loom, A New China Struggles To Be Born Roger Garside, Prospect I left China convinced that its problems are insoluble without political change, but knowing that today’s leadership is implacably opposed to that. Between the dynamism of the private sector and the growth of Christianity, on the one hand, and the...

    Narrowing Perceptions Meet Sustained Disunity – Part 2
    Aug31

    Narrowing Perceptions Meet Sustained Disunity – Part 2

    This paper was written for the ‘V4 for Europe — Developing positive scenarios for Europe’s future’ workshop, organised by the Hungarian Europe Society in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Budapest on 16 May 2017. The Visegrad countries’ approach to the crisis led to the prioritization of matters of internal...

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 30, 2017
    Aug31

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 30, 2017

    Paul Manafort reportedly used prominent DC lobbyists to help polish the image of Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted Ukrainian president. (Daily Beast) Putin may have seen the Panama Papers as a personal attack and wanted revenge, according to two Russian authors. Alexey Navalny alleges that Putin owns a secret dacha island on the Finnish border. A...

    Watch List: Aug. 30, 2017
    Aug31

    Watch List: Aug. 30, 2017

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    19-year-old Ukrainian feared lured into a trap and abducted by the Russian FSB
    Aug29

    19-year-old Ukrainian feared lured into a trap and abducted by the Russian FSB

    19-year-old Pavlo Hryb has not been seen since he arrived in Gomel, Belarus on August 24 and his father has ominious grounds for believing that his son may have been tricked by a young woman into entering Belarus and then abducted in what was a Russian FSB operation …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russian Activist’s Death Reignites Tensions Over Vigil For Slain Opposition Leader
    Aug28

    Russian Activist’s Death Reignites Tensions Over Vigil For Slain Opposition Leader

    While the precise cause of his death remains unclear, Ivan Skripnichenko’s passing — first revealed to the public by a fellow activist late on August 24 — has made him a tragic symbol of what Kremlin critics call a state-sanctioned campaign of violence and harassment against the caretakers of the Nemtsov memorial. …read...

    Russian banks cut off from SWIFT for working in Crimea
    Aug28

    Russian banks cut off from SWIFT for working in Crimea

    The main Russian bank working in Russian-occupied Crimea and one other have been informed that the company providing their connection to the SWIFT network will terminate its services from 31 August.. This is a welcome move and one that can surely be used to put pressure on SWIFT to disconnect other Russian banks implicated in Russia’s...

    Estcoin: Estonia’s Own Digital Currency?
    Aug28

    Estcoin: Estonia’s Own Digital Currency?

    Estonia might be the first country in the world to offer its own token through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). ‘Estcoins’ would be managed by the Republic of Estonia, but accessed by anyone in the world through its e-Residency programme. They would be launched through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), which would enable companies to crowdfund...

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