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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Drop unfounded charges against Russian rights activist Valentina Cherevatenko
    May18

    Drop unfounded charges against Russian rights activist Valentina Cherevatenko

    Representatives of Russian and international NGOs are appalled by a new and alarming development in the campaign of pressure against Russian civil society, namely the possible first criminal proceedings linked with the law on NGOs as so-called ‘foreign agents’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Facts & alibis pitched against torture as Russia’s trial of Karpyuk & Klykh ends
    May18

    Facts & alibis pitched against torture as Russia’s trial of Karpyuk & Klykh ends

    The verdict is imminent in the trial of two Ukrainians whom Russia has accused of killing Russian soldiers in Chechnya 20 years ago. If ‘confessions’ extracted through torture, evidence of alibis and of glaring historical inaccuracies have become standard in Russia’s trials of imprisoned Ukrainians, on this occasion there is one...

    Russia Bans Remembrance Events on Anniversary of Crimean Tatar Deportation
    May18

    Russia Bans Remembrance Events on Anniversary of Crimean Tatar Deportation

    Crimean Tatar self-governing bodies are being prevented from holding any remembrance gatherings to mark the 72nd anniversary of the 1944 Deportation of the entire Crimean Tatar people from their homeland. The escalation in repression over the last week or so has also raised fears that Russia may try to provoke trouble in order to orchestrate a...

    The Declining Fortunes of the Current Belarusian Opposition
    May18

    The Declining Fortunes of the Current Belarusian Opposition

    Five and a half years after the 2010 presidential elections, which culminated in street protests, violence, police crackdowns and Western sanctions on Belarus, the intensity of both official and unofficial contacts between Minsk and the West are at an all-time high. One telling recent example has been the May 5 international conference...

    Why Sweden Still Hasn’t Joined NATO
    May17

    Why Sweden Still Hasn’t Joined NATO

    Sweden is one of Europe’s fiercest critics of Russia’s actions against Ukraine, but NATO membership is out for now US President Barack Obama just hosted the leaders of the countries that he wishes the rest of the world would emulate. During the Nordic-United States summit, the president had a chance to repeat to his Scandinavian...

    Film Screening: “A Struggle for Home: The Crimean Tatars”
    May17

    Film Screening: “A Struggle for Home: The Crimean Tatars”

    This documentary film tells the rich and often tragic story of the Crimean Tatars. It features interviews with Crimean residents, historians, survivors of the 1944 deportation, Russian nationalists, and Tatar activists. The film won Best International Film at the 2016 D.C. Independent Film Festival. Please join us for a film showing and a panel...

    Architects of Disastrous Iraq War Still at Large
    May17

    Architects of Disastrous Iraq War Still at Large

    ‘Shock and awe’ over Baghdad, 2003.Bombs going off in Iraq? Well, it happens all the time — what’s there to see? Let’s all move along shall we? On Thursday, at least 13 people were killed in a ISIS attack on a café in Baghdad for the “crime” of watching a football match. The day before at least 88 people were killed in...

    Holding the West Together Over Russia
    May17

    Holding the West Together Over Russia

    Transatlantic TakeThe West has been tested by Russia in Crimea and eastern Ukraine and has passed the test to date. While much of the discussion both in Europe and North America has focused on various aspects of the nature of Putin’s policies and the possible future dangers they may pose, not enough attention has been given to the...

    New Police Force Finds Old Habits Die Hard in Ukraine
    May17

    New Police Force Finds Old Habits Die Hard in Ukraine

    May 17, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Win Rouses a Chorus of Anger and Suspicion in Russia
    May17

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Win Rouses a Chorus of Anger and Suspicion in Russia

    May 17, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

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