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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    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...

    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...

    August 17th, 2017
    Aug18

    August 17th, 2017

    CHINA Hong Kong Democracy Campaigners Jailed Over Anti-China ProtestsTom Phillips, THE GUARDIAN
 Hong Kong’s democracy movement has suffered the latest setback in what has been a punishing year after three of its most influential young leaders were jailed for their roles in a protest at the start of a 79-day anti-government occupation known...

    Robust International Peacekeeping: Is Asia Up to the Task?
    Aug18

    Robust International Peacekeeping: Is Asia Up to the Task?

    A political dispute in Japan over an alleged cover-up in a UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan highlights a bigger regional problem with international operations that are no longer about maintaining, but more about imposing, peace. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada’s resignation late last month, just a few days shy of her first...

    Poland and the EU: looking for the exit door?
    Aug17

    Poland and the EU: looking for the exit door?

    Until recently Poland was heralded in the EU as a remarkable success story. It joined the club in 2004 and since then its status and importance were growing till 2015, as testified by the election of Poland’s former Prime Minister Donald Tusk to the post of President of European Council in 2014. When joining the EU Poland’s GDP was...

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats
    Aug17

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats

    Politics Why are government reform programs, developed by highly-qualified experts, implemented so poorly in Russia? According to the Center for Strategic Research, the “Strategy-2010” program, adopted in 2000, is still only 36% complete. The subsequent program “Strategy-2020” has been even less successful – just 29.5%. Reforms in the...

    Return to Selective Justice Feared in Ukraine over Prosecution of Anti-Corruption Activist
    Aug17

    Return to Selective Justice Feared in Ukraine over Prosecution of Anti-Corruption Activist

    A prominent anti-corruption campaigner is facing criminal charges that seem ominously reminiscent of the selective prosecutions seen under the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych. While Vitaly Shabunin did indeed punch Vsevolod Filimonenko, the circumstances and effect are by no means straightforward. Questions must also be asked as to why criminal...

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats
    Aug17

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats

    Politics Why are government reform programs, developed by highly-qualified experts, implemented so poorly in Russia? According to the Center for Strategic Research, the “Strategy-2010” program, adopted in 2000, is still only 36% complete. The subsequent program “Strategy-2020” has been even less successful – just 29.5%. Reforms in the...

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