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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Held Prisoner & Tortured by Kremlin-backed Militants for Wanting to See His Parents
    Jul08

    Held Prisoner & Tortured by Kremlin-backed Militants for Wanting to See His Parents

    Volodymyr Fomichov has been held prisoner in the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ for over 6 months. He is believed to have been subjected to torture, and there are serious grounds for concern about his physical safety …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Alleged Chechen Mastermind of Istanbul Airport Attack Unpopular Within Chechen Diaspora
    Jul07

    Alleged Chechen Mastermind of Istanbul Airport Attack Unpopular Within Chechen Diaspora

    From the start of the conflict in Syria, access to the conflict zone has only been possible from the Turkish side. The militants’ dependence on Turkey forced them to avoid spoiling relations with the Turkish government. Even if Ankara did not help the militants in Syria, at least it allowed non-state actors to help the Middle Eastern...

    Putin Makes Promises on Confidence-Building Measures Russia Cannot Keep
    Jul07

    Putin Makes Promises on Confidence-Building Measures Russia Cannot Keep

    Last week (July 1), during a visit to Helsinki, Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened that Finland’s security would be undermined if the Nordic country decided to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Speaking at a joint press conference with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinistö, Putin insisted, “We cherish Finnish...

    How Ukraine Can Better Treat the Invisible Wounds of War
    Jul07

    How Ukraine Can Better Treat the Invisible Wounds of War

    Treating the “invisible wounds of war,” or psychological trauma, has become an important issue for international organizations in conflict zones. Ukraine is no exception. But the country is still learning how to best address this pressing mental health problem among combat veterans, internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable...

    Texan Makes Fortune in Ukraine’s Tech Sector
    Jul07

    Texan Makes Fortune in Ukraine’s Tech Sector

    “If you play by the rules, you can do business in Ukraine.” Jason Mitura is an all-American guy who grew up in Dallas, Texas, but made his first fortune in Ukraine.His success is all the more noteworthy given that he speaks little Ukrainian. On a tip, he flew to Kyiv for the first time in 2008 and found a huge opportunity.Over four years, he and...

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Russia, and European Security
    Jul07

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Russia, and European Security

    On the eve of the Warsaw NATO Summit, Professor Burns and his Co-Chair of a recent Atlantic Council report on NATO, General Jim Jones, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee. They described the current situation in Europe—including Putin’s widespread aggression, a weakening European Union, the tsunami of instability from the...

    The 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw
    Jul07

    The 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw

    Written by Philippe Perchoc, Graphics by: Christian Dietrich, On 8 and 9 July 2016, the Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) convenes in Warsaw. The NATO Heads of State or Government will discuss policies and future direction for the Alliance. On the menu: the balance of NATO policies and operations on the eastern and southern...

    Turkish Stream: Still Only a Dream
    Jul07

    Turkish Stream: Still Only a Dream

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on June 30 that he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had agreed to restore bilateral ties between their two countries. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev followed the announcement with his own statement that economic sanctions against Turkey would be removed “on a gradual basis.” Meanwhile,...

    Ukrainians Demand a ‘European Salary for European Tariffs’
    Jul07

    Ukrainians Demand a ‘European Salary for European Tariffs’

    Reacting to a sharp increase in utility costs, thousands of protesters march through Kyiv. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Mongolia and North Asian Security
    Jul07

    Mongolia and North Asian Security

    Mongolia recently hosted the annual Ulaanbaatar Dialogue conference to discuss Northeast Asian security. With North and South Korea delegates present together for the first time, the conference presented an opportunity for all member delegates to raise concerns over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions among other regional cooperation issues. At...

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