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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Germany’s Siemens Company accused of scam to bypass Crimean sanctions
    Dec16

    Germany’s Siemens Company accused of scam to bypass Crimean sanctions

    A new twist has been reported in the story of Siemens gas turbines which could be used to deliver the turbines to Russian-occupied Crimea without Germany’s Siemens openly bypassing EU sanctions. A check is urgently needed since the scam suggested would cast a shadow over Siemens and demonstrate serious failings in sanction controls....

    Citizens For Sale
    Dec16

    Citizens For Sale

    KleptoCast 3: KI’s Natalie Duffy talks to Harry Cooper of Politico Europe about Malta’s Individual Investor Program http://kleptocracyinitiative.org/inc/uploads/2016/12/malta-121316-4.24-PM.mp3 By Natalie DuffyDecember 15, 2016 Thanks to Malta’s Individual Investor Program (IIP), European Union citizenship is up for sale....

    Airing Putin’s Dirty Laundry
    Dec15

    Airing Putin’s Dirty Laundry

    By Nate Sibley As details of Kremlin interference in the U.S. elections continue to emerge (including suggestions that Vladimir Putin himself directed elements of the operation), an intriguing idea is breaking out in policy circles: That it is time for the U.S. to release information gathered by its intelligence agencies about the Russian...

    EU summit extends Russia sanctions for six months, reassures Dutch over Ukraine deal
    Dec15

    EU summit extends Russia sanctions for six months, reassures Dutch over Ukraine deal

    EU heads of government agreed tonight (15 December) to roll over sanctions against Russia over its actions in the Ukraine for a further six months, ticking off one element of an otherwise problematic and late-running summit. …read more Source:...

    December 15th, 2016
    Dec15

    December 15th, 2016

    CHINA Is the US Losing East Asia to China? Bob Savic, THE DIPLOMAT The election of Donald Trump to the US presidency is continuing to send shockwaves in the corridors of power across East Asia. The trend in emerging rifts between a number of formerly US-centric East Asian states and the Obama administration had been visible, under the radar, for...

    EU Leaders Discuss Ukraine, Syria, Brexit At ‘Minefield’ Summit
    Dec15

    EU Leaders Discuss Ukraine, Syria, Brexit At ‘Minefield’ Summit

    December 15, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Michael McFaul Makes RT An Offer They Can(not) Refuse
    Dec15

    Michael McFaul Makes RT An Offer They Can(not) Refuse

    Russian state-run TV network turns down former U.S. ambassador’s offer to host his own show. From Global Voices. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Can Tillerson reset US-Russia ties?
    Dec15

    Can Tillerson reset US-Russia ties?

    US President elect Donald Trump has picked Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, to be his secretary of state. Tillerson will be the fourth businessperson–after Wilbur Ross, Steven Mnuchin and Andrew Puzder–to have joined the Trump administration and is easily the most high-profile as head of one of the largest global companies. His...

    The Marrakesh Climate Negotiations – a Mirror of a Divided World and Silent Europe
    Dec15

    The Marrakesh Climate Negotiations – a Mirror of a Divided World and Silent Europe

    Compared to COP21 where the EU had a decisive bridge-building role between developed and developing countries in leading a strong climate coalition, in Marrakesh Europe appeared silent and divided. “Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right...

    From Quasi-State to State Department: Rex Tillerson
    Dec15

    From Quasi-State to State Department: Rex Tillerson

    The chief executive of one of the world’s largest companies has been nominated to fill the United States’ oldest cabinet position. Rex Tillerson, head of ExxonMobil, would be the first secretary of state in modern history with no public-sector experience. Nonetheless, this appointment is consistent with the Trump...

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