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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia moves to silence Levada Centre after damning public opinion polls
    Sep06

    Russia moves to silence Levada Centre after damning public opinion polls

    The Russian Justice Ministry has added the Levada Centre to its list of ‘foreign agents’, placing the internationally respected public opinion pollster’s very existence in jeopardy. The move comes just days after the Centre reported a major slump in support for the ruling United Russia Party. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    How to Uncover Corruption Using Open Source Research
    Sep05

    How to Uncover Corruption Using Open Source Research

    When most people think about open source research, they think about uncovering social media materials of soldiers on the front-lines of the wars in Ukraine and Syria, or geolocating video footage of significant events with Google Earth. While open source materials have led a mini-revolution in how conflicts are reported online, there is another...

    Has Al-Shabaab Stopped Targeting Civilians in Kenya?
    Sep05

    Has Al-Shabaab Stopped Targeting Civilians in Kenya?

    Since December 2015, Al-Shabaab appears to have stopped intentionally targeting civilians in Kenya in an effort to win the hearts and minds of local Muslims. perez_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfSomali jihadist terror group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, commonly known as Al-Shabaab (AS), appears to have shifted away from targeting civilians,...

    The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons?
    Sep05

    The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons?

    Negotiations over a ban on nuclear weapons are likely to be given the go-ahead at the UN General Assembly. Nuclear weapon states and those under their umbrella will face challenges reducing its impact.pearce_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfIn 1959, during the discussions which led to the formation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Irish...

    Hong Kong at 20
    Sep05

    Hong Kong at 20

    The ‘one country, two systems’ model for the governance of Hong Kong is under strain. Can the Chinese government demonstrate the flexibility necessary to halt the emergence of an indigenous independence movement?jainjani_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfHong Kong’s democracy movement received considerable global attention during and...

    Ukrainian TV Studio Set on Fire by Protesters
    Sep05

    Ukrainian TV Studio Set on Fire by Protesters

    Popular, allegedly pro-Russian station faces the ire of demonstrators and gets hit with a smoke bomb. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Beijing’s North Korea Policy in 2016:  Keep Calm and Carry On
    Sep05

    Beijing’s North Korea Policy in 2016: Keep Calm and Carry On

    Although North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests have rocked the relationship with China, both sides seem intent on keeping calm.cathcart_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfApplying metaphors to Beijing’s relationship with North Korea is a difficult business. In recent years, China’s old bonds of brotherhood with North Korea have...

    Using Social Media as a Source of Financial Intelligence: A New Frontier in the Fight Against Crime?
    Sep05

    Using Social Media as a Source of Financial Intelligence: A New Frontier in the Fight Against Crime?

    If social media is to deliver on its potential as a research tool for the provision of financial intelligence, a range of legal and ethical issues will need to be addressed first. keen_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfFinancial institutions are an indispensable ingredient in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing. Recently, some...

    Anticipating an EU Terrorist Finance Tracking System: Three Lessons in  Public–Private Security Cooperation
    Sep05

    Anticipating an EU Terrorist Finance Tracking System: Three Lessons in Public–Private Security Cooperation

    With the possible creation of a European version of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme (TFTP), SWIFT’s past experience with the TFTP provides valuable lessons for successful public–private security cooperation. wesseling_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfIntra-European transactions – which have until now been excluded from discussions –...

    Financial Crime: An Intelligence-Led Response is Needed
    Sep05

    Financial Crime: An Intelligence-Led Response is Needed

    Intelligence gaps are at the heart of the UK’s vulnerability to financial crime – evidence rather than supposition must form the basis of the response.keatinge_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfWhitehall has invested considerable resources in preparing for the late 2017 evaluation of its anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terror financing...

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