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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine slammed over Party Dictatorship’ Law used to remove inconvenient MPs
    Jul06

    Ukraine slammed over Party Dictatorship’ Law used to remove inconvenient MPs

    A controversial law used shortly after its adoption to strip two MPs of their mandate has been thoroughly condemned as in breach of international standards by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    FSB descends on Ekho Moskvy over article on Chechnya
    Jul06

    FSB descends on Ekho Moskvy over article on Chechnya

    Russia’s FSB have carried out a search at the offices of the independent radio station Ekho Moskvy and removed electronic correspondence between the station and political analyst Andrei Piontkovsky. Several members of staff have also been summoned for interrogation …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Chechen Ruler Apparently Gains More Influence in Neighboring Dagestan
    Jul06

    Chechen Ruler Apparently Gains More Influence in Neighboring Dagestan

    The Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta has blasted the country’s political parties for using well-known public figures who are unlikely to make good lawmakers as front men. The United Russia party, for example, has touted several actresses; the notorious prosecutor in annexed Crimea, Natalia Poklonskaya; and General Vladimir Shamanov,...

    NATO Should Stand Up Black Sea Command Before It’s Too Late
    Jul05

    NATO Should Stand Up Black Sea Command Before It’s Too Late

    At its summit in Warsaw on July 8 and 9, NATO should take urgent steps to protect its allies and partners on its southeastern flank. Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey, as well as Ukraine and Georgia, are all under severe pressure from Russia and require NATO assistance. Stephen Blank has urged NATO to pay more attention to the Black Sea at the Warsaw...

    NATO Summit 2016: The Alliance Must Deepen the NATO–Ukraine Partnership
    Jul05

    NATO Summit 2016: The Alliance Must Deepen the NATO–Ukraine Partnership

    At the 2016 NATO Summit, the Alliance must reconfirm its commitment to supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression. …read more Source: The Heritage...

    Conspiracy Fact: NATO’s Russia War Push
    Jul05

    Conspiracy Fact: NATO’s Russia War Push

    Recently hacked emails show that NATO’s then-Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, Gen. Philip Breedlove (USAF) was actively seeking to promote a conflict with Russia over Ukraine. He was also actively seeking to undermine President Obama’s position opposing actions that could lead to war with Russia. Breedlove declared his own war on...

    NATO-Russia dialogue and the future of the NATO-Russia Council
    Jul05

    NATO-Russia dialogue and the future of the NATO-Russia Council

    The NATO-Russia Council has not met for two years, since the annexation of Crimea, but both sides need to discuss their differences to understand each other better. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Could Ukraine’s New Civil Service Law Be Undermined?
    Jul05

    Could Ukraine’s New Civil Service Law Be Undermined?

    In a major achievement for reformers, Ukraine’s parliament passed a revolutionary new civil service law last year that included key provisions related to the appointment of heads of local state administrations (LSAs). But if some members of parliament and perhaps even the presidential administration have their way, those elements of the law...

    NATO Welcomes Montenegro into the Alliance
    Jul05

    NATO Welcomes Montenegro into the Alliance

    Montenegro will soon become part of NATO. What will this mean for the Alliance, for Montenegro itself, and for relations with Russia? At the beginning of June, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Iceland became the first NATO states to ratify the Accession Protocol between Montenegro and NATO. In so doing they initiated the process that should,...

    Finland and Sweden Walk a Fine Line Between NATO and Russia
    Jul05

    Finland and Sweden Walk a Fine Line Between NATO and Russia

    While it is unlikely that Finland or Sweden will join NATO any time soon, closer co-operation may be required in the face of growing Russian aggression.Leaders from NATO’s member states, as well as NATO partner countries, the EU and the UN, will be in Poland next month for the two-day Warsaw Summit, which NATO Secretary General Jens...

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