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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Turkey: NATO’s Odd One Out
    Jun09

    Turkey: NATO’s Odd One Out

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, image via Presidential Executive Office, KremlinBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 491, June 9, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Discounting the sincerity of Turkish President Erdoğan’s fiercely anti-western rhetoric ahead of the April 16 referendum is akin to disregarding bitter facts about once staunch NATO ally Turkey....

    A Manhunt, A Typo, And Alleged Torture: Russian MMA Fighter Battles Chechnya’s Grip
    Jun09

    A Manhunt, A Typo, And Alleged Torture: Russian MMA Fighter Battles Chechnya’s Grip

    Murad Amriyev, a 32-year-old MMA fighter from the southern Russian region ruled by Kremlin-backed strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, was facing deportation from Belarus on June 8, a transfer that rights activists say would place his life and well-being at risk. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    ‘My Dreams Are Not Related to Literature’
    Jun08

    ‘My Dreams Are Not Related to Literature’

    Andrey Kurkov – Ukraine’s best-known writer – speaks up about Ukrainians learning to become European, on Ukraine’s multilingualism, and on why life does not always follow the logic of literature. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Kleptocracy Daily: June 8, 2017
    Jun08

    Kleptocracy Daily: June 8, 2017

    News U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will speak at an EB-5 investment industry gathering co-sponsored by related companies in late July; the news comes as Jared Kushner is under fire for his family company’s use of the controversial visa program. Trump’s nominee for FBI director is a partner at the law firm representing Russia’s national oil...

    Explosive device thrown into U.S. embassy compound in Kiev – police
    Jun08

    Explosive device thrown into U.S. embassy compound in Kiev – police

    A device exploded in the U.S. embassy compound in Ukraine’s capital Kiev in the early hours of T… …read more Source: American Security Council...

    Q&A: What Does Archbishop Huzar’s Example Mean for Ukraine?
    Jun08

    Q&A: What Does Archbishop Huzar’s Example Mean for Ukraine?

    Archbishop Lubomyr Huzar, who died on May 31, was the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and a leading moral authority for a very large number of Ukrainians …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukrainian journalist Stanyslav Vasin feared captured by Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas
    Jun08

    Ukrainian journalist Stanyslav Vasin feared captured by Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas

    Donetsk journalist Stanyslav Vasin has not been seen or heard from since June 2, and this mother reports that there are signs of a break in and search in his flat. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    ’Judge’ in Soviet-style trial of Crimean Tatar leader is wanted by Ukraine for treason
    Jun08

    ’Judge’ in Soviet-style trial of Crimean Tatar leader is wanted by Ukraine for treason

    The first hearing on ‘the merits’ of the case against Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Ilmi Umerov has ended without any trace of merits visible. It was clear that the prosecution had amassed a vast amount of irrelevant documents and witness testimony so as to conceal the lack of any evidence, while attempting to present the semblance of a...

    In Ukraine, Politicians Begin to Turn on the Activists Who Brought Them to Power
    Jun07

    In Ukraine, Politicians Begin to Turn on the Activists Who Brought Them to Power

    In Ukraine, Politicians Begin to Turn on the Activists Who Brought Them to PowerMatthew SchaafJune 7, 2017By stepping back from consultation with civil society groups, Ukrainian officials are sidelining a force that drove the 2014 revolution and subsequent democratic reforms. …read more Source: Freedom...

    “Ideas Worth Fighting For”: A Conversation with Janis Rozkalns
    Jun07

    “Ideas Worth Fighting For”: A Conversation with Janis Rozkalns

    My primary motivation for meeting with Janis Rozkalns was to ask him “why?” Rozkalns received Latvia’s highest honor, the Order of the Three Stars, for running one of the Soviet Union’s largest anti-communist groups during the 70s and 80s. Why did he resist the Soviet occupation? Why did he illegally print and distribute religious...

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