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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Putin and Erdoğan Prepare for a Decisive Russo-Turkish Summit
    Jul29

    Putin and Erdoğan Prepare for a Decisive Russo-Turkish Summit

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will make his first foreign trip after the unsuccessful military coup to St. Petersburg to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on August 9. In the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt, thousands of Turkish soldiers, police officers, judges, prosecutors, journalists, and academicians have been...

    “Make Sure He Did Not Die in Vain!” Pavel Sheremet’s Mother Pleads for Ukraine to Keep Fighting
    Jul28

    “Make Sure He Did Not Die in Vain!” Pavel Sheremet’s Mother Pleads for Ukraine to Keep Fighting

    The shocking murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet by a car bomb in Kyiv on July 20 symbolizes the incredibly complicated domestic political transformation underway in Ukraine and the country’s remarkably vulnerable international position. …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

    Russia Hacks the World
    Jul28

    Russia Hacks the World

    (Image: Donkey Hotey / Flickr Commons) The email trove that WikiLeaks released on the eve of the Democratic National Convention has all the hallmarks of a dirty tricks campaign. The messages reveal, among other things, that the Democratic National Committee tried its best to tilt the electoral playing field in favor of Hillary Clinton. For anyone...

    Why Russian hackers would meddle in U.S. politics
    Jul28

    Why Russian hackers would meddle in U.S. politics

    That Russia is strongly believed to be behind the breach and leak of e-mails from the Democratic National Committee should not be a great surprise. U.S. federal investigators had warned DNC officials earlier about the threat of such breaches. There have been similar kinds of attacks in the past. China, for example, was allegedly behind the...

    Donald Trump Talks of Crimea Recognition
    Jul28

    Donald Trump Talks of Crimea Recognition

    The Republican presidential contender said he “has nothing to do with Putin,” but suggests he might recognize the annexation of part of Ukraine if given the chance. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Toss Turkey out of NATO: U.S. Doesn’t Need Civilian Dictatorship or Military Junta
    Jul28

    Toss Turkey out of NATO: U.S. Doesn’t Need Civilian Dictatorship or Military Junta

    Doug Bandow Turkey’s brief democratic moment is ending. The rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Development and Justice Party (AKP) in 2002 signaled the collapse of the militarized secular republic created by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The failed coup of two weeks ago killed the semi-liberal democracy that briefly replaced Kemalism. NATO is an...

    Reformers warn of dangers in new bill on High Council of Justice
    Jul28

    Reformers warn of dangers in new bill on High Council of Justice

    While broadly welcoming the law, the Reanimation Package of Reforms propose some amendments to ensure mechanisms of response to judges’ complaints of interference in their work, and to prevent preservation of the old system …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russian Orthodox Church Goes High-Tech to Reach Believers
    Jul28

    Russian Orthodox Church Goes High-Tech to Reach Believers

    In addition to usual messaging features, a new app will fulfill needs for “interaction and continuous contact between parishioners and the Church.” …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Any cooperation between NATO and Russia should be regarded with skepticism
    Jul28

    Any cooperation between NATO and Russia should be regarded with skepticism

    Ukraine faces a worsening war in the east, a high-profile assassination of a prominent journalist on the streets of central Kyiv that portends a wave of internal violence, and a damning report of prisoner abuse and torture. Not to mention U.S.-Russian military cooperation against the Islamic State and a NATO alliance that continually makes...

    No surprises as Trump says he could recognize Crimea as ’Russian’ & lift sanctions
    Jul28

    No surprises as Trump says he could recognize Crimea as ’Russian’ & lift sanctions

    Donald Trump did not just call on a hostile state to hack a presidential candidate’s emails on Wednesday. He also said that, if elected US President, he would consider removing the sanctions against that same nation for its aggression against Ukraine and recognize Crimea, which Russia invaded and is occupying, as Russian territory...

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