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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Learning the right lessons, too late
    Mar30

    Learning the right lessons, too late

    Russia / World Wherever one looks, Russian foreign policy is missing the mark. Ukraine continues to integrate into European institutions, with a liberalized visa regime put into force in June 2017 and Ukraine designated as an aspirant country by NATO in March 2018. In the United States, President Donald Trump has largely preserved and...

    Goodbye Trumpian Promises; Hello Beltway Swamp
    Mar30

    Goodbye Trumpian Promises; Hello Beltway Swamp

    Ted Galen Carpenter President Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as national security advisor is his final betrayal of anything resembling a realist foreign policy. During the 2016 presidential run, Trump’s statements were a curious, contradictory mixture of realism and extreme nationalistic belligerence. In the former category were...

    This ‘Final Four’ takes place over the board – with talent from around the world
    Mar30

    This ‘Final Four’ takes place over the board – with talent from around the world

    In the Final Four of College Chess, most of the players come from abroad. posteriori/ShutterstockWhile millions of Americans plan to watch the Final Four of college basketball on TV this weekend, I plan to check out a livestream of the Final Four of College Chess. As a former U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, my interest in the Final Four goes...

    Antonov: The Unsung Victim of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
    Mar30

    Antonov: The Unsung Victim of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

    Russia and Ukraine have discussed joint aircraft industry projects numerous times, but in the context of other problems, such as their gas disputes. The two sides brought more and more resources to the table, trying to get a better deal in the conflict. Antonov was just one of the tools used as a bargaining chip in gas price negotiations....

    Two Perspectives on the Conflict in Afghanistan
    Mar30

    Two Perspectives on the Conflict in Afghanistan

    By Allison Fedirka With all the talk of Washington’s expelling Russian diplomats, it’s easy to overlook Afghanistan, an area in which Russia and the United States have butted heads for years. The list of things that confound their cooperation there is long, but perhaps no issue is more important now than the Islamic State. The United...

    Ukraine in NATO: Ambition Is Not Enough, We Must Deliver
    Mar30

    Ukraine in NATO: Ambition Is Not Enough, We Must Deliver

    NATO has recently updated its website to mention Ukraine as one of four aspirant countries. Ironically, several top Ukrainian officials jumped at the chance to portray this as a major breakthrough in getting closer to membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. In reality, nothing has changed. The only thing that NATO has done is to...

    Russian historian faces 9-year sentence for exposing the victims and perpetrators of Stalin’s Terror
    Mar30

    Russian historian faces 9-year sentence for exposing the victims and perpetrators of Stalin’s Terror

    Verdict is due on 3 April in the trial of Yuri Dmitriev, a world-renowned Russian historian and head of the Karelia branch of the Memorial Society. The prosecution has demanded a 9-year sentence, despite even the expert assessments ordered by the court dismissing the charges …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia Searches for Culprits in Deadly Mall Fire
    Mar30

    Russia Searches for Culprits in Deadly Mall Fire

    As thousands protest, regional governor says his main job is to quell opposition unrest. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Beyond the Rhetoric in the Rift Between Poland and Ukraine
    Mar29

    Beyond the Rhetoric in the Rift Between Poland and Ukraine

    Summary Since 2015, tensions between two important Eastern European countries, Poland and Ukraine, appear to have been rising. It is now common to see public officials from both countries criticizing each other, with Warsaw condemning policies introduced in Kiev, and vice versa. Frequent protests have also erupted. The rift mostly stems from the...

    Debate: What is missing in the ‘33 Theses for an Economics Reformation’
    Mar29

    Debate: What is missing in the ‘33 Theses for an Economics Reformation’

    Andrew Simms (New Weather Institute), Sally Svenlen (RE student), Larry Elliott (_Guardian_), Steve Keen (Debunking Economics) and Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics) symbolically nail the “33 Theses” to the door of the London School of Economics in December 2017 rethinkeconomics.orgOn the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Martin...

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