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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely
    Aug19

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely

    Niocr25/ShutterstockVladimir Putin’s power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and it’s easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not a puppet would very likely seek to establish their anti-corruption credentials and...

    Three risks and three scenarios for Ukraine
    Aug19

    Three risks and three scenarios for Ukraine

    Between 2014 and 2017, Ukraine’s leadership failed to transform the country’s old post-Soviet Russia oligarchic system into a European and Western-style democracy. The transformation is inefficient and slow, and this entails risk, writes Roman Rukomeda. …read more Source:...

    When Neutrality Isn’t an Option
    Aug19

    When Neutrality Isn’t an Option

    The new US sanctions against Russia overwhelmingly passed Congress. But in parts of Europe, they are far less popular. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel last week called them “more than problematic.” In diplomatese, that means the Germans oppose them. The Association of European Businesses, a nonprofit that advocates on behalf of European...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: August 14-18
    Aug19

    Kleptocracy Weekly: August 14-18

    ICYMI: KI’s Peter Podkopaev and Natalie Duffy examine Russia’s road corruption for Foreign Affairs magazine. Hudson Institute is looking for interns to assist with research projects on Russia and Eastern Europe. U.S. Paul Manafort partnered on an $850 million New York real-estate deal with an ally of Vladimir Putin and a Ukrainian...

    Is a Tolerant Culture Being Replaced by an Intolerant One?

    One need not go back centuries to the Muslim conquest of the Christian late classical world — the medieval Barbary corsair raids, the Ottoman yoke in Central and Eastern Europe or the slave markets of Kaffa in Tatar Muslim Crimea — to understand that …read more Source: Gatestone...

    Putin’s Russia rehabilitates Stalin, prosecutes Last Address Activist for Plaque to Victim of the Terror
    Aug18

    Putin’s Russia rehabilitates Stalin, prosecutes Last Address Activist for Plaque to Victim of the Terror

    In yet another move in Russia to silence those telling the truth about the Great Terror and Stalinism in general, Dmitry Kozlov has been fined for erecting a Last Address plaque, part of the civic initiative honouring the memory of individual victims of the Terror. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Donbas Militants Coordinate Fake ‘Ukrainian Saboteur’ Arrests with Russian FSB
    Aug18

    Donbas Militants Coordinate Fake ‘Ukrainian Saboteur’ Arrests with Russian FSB

    A day after Russia’s FSB produced a video of a Ukrainian ‘confessing’ to his part in an SBU plot to commit acts of sabotage in Crimea, Donbas and Russia, Kremlin-backed militants have come up with their own videoed arrest. The alleged saboteur is seen supposedly being seized in the middle of summer wearing a jersey, leather jacket and...

    Valga and Valka – Where Estonia and Latvia Work Together
    Aug18

    Valga and Valka – Where Estonia and Latvia Work Together

    Two twin towns, Valga and Valka, on the border of Estonia and Latvia, have launched a project to ease integration into other countries’ job markets and to help with language barriers, qualification confirmation and documentation. As underlined by the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund member of the board, Piile Liimal, this new project...

    Ukraine’s Q2 Growth Climbs
    Aug18

    Ukraine’s Q2 Growth Climbs

    In Q2 2017, Ukraine’s GDP growth rate reached +0.6 per cent, compared to -0.3 per cent in Q1. According to Vasily Astrov, a senior economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), there are several reasons for this growth. “The very high statistical base in Q4 2016 (because of a record harvest), and the negative...

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 17, 2017
    Aug18

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 17, 2017

    News Brazilian prosecutors plan to investigate last year’s controversial sale of the Argentine subsidiary of Petrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company. [Prosecutors were now looking into it as part of Brazil’s sweeping “Car Wash” anti-corruption investigation.] The state-appointed lawyer defending former Ukrainian...

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