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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Money for Belarus: Not for a Base but to Limit Minsk’s Turn Toward Europe
    May03

    Russian Money for Belarus: Not for a Base but to Limit Minsk’s Turn Toward Europe

    Many observers have concluded that Moscow’s new $2 billion aid package to Belarus is part of a deal to allow Russia to establish a military airbase on the territory of its western neighbor. But it is increasingly clear that Belarus has no intention of allowing the organization of such a base. Moreover, Moscow is developing weapons systems...

    Russia’s Defense Industry Creaks Under High-Tech Military Demands
    May03

    Russia’s Defense Industry Creaks Under High-Tech Military Demands

    Despite Russia’s defense budget sequestration, ranging from 5 to 10 percent depending on the source, the political-military leadership continues to put a brave face on meeting the expectations generated by its fantastically ambitious rearmament plans to 2020. The Kremlin, no doubt buoyed by the performance of the Russian Armed Forces in...

    Odessa Averts Potential Tragedy
    May03

    Odessa Averts Potential Tragedy

    Police discover grenades ahead of commemoration of bloody 2014 clashes. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Lofty Ideals and Prosaic Outcomes: Turkish Engagement in Central Asia
    May03

    Lofty Ideals and Prosaic Outcomes: Turkish Engagement in Central Asia

    Pan-Turkic rhetoric continues to play up Turkey’s role in Central Asia, overlooking the tangible elements that actually underpin relations. May 3, 2016 By Allen Park Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Ashgabat alongside top officials from several former Soviet republics last December to help Turkmenistan mark the 20th...

    Chernobyl 30 years on: impact and response
    May03

    Chernobyl 30 years on: impact and response

    Written by Didier Bourguignon, © Photosmart / Fotolia In the early hours of 26 April 1986, an incident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and subsequent explosions released nuclear radioactive material into the atmosphere. Some 600 000 people took part in the containment operations and around 350 000 people were displaced in the years following...

    Trump on U.S. Foreign and Economic Policy
    May03

    Trump on U.S. Foreign and Economic Policy

    Gerald P. O’Driscoll Jr. and Tyrus W. Cobb Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump laid out a foreign policy approach that—not surprisingly—“would put America first”. In his carefully scripted (and read) first serious foray into American global issues, Trump called for a major build-up of the military, a rejection of...

    Ukraine’s New Government Scores Big Reform Win
    May03

    Ukraine’s New Government Scores Big Reform Win

    Land Reform Should Be Next April 27 was a bellwether day for economic reform in Ukraine. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman announced that the cabinet has decided to unify natural gas prices in Ukraine to a single market price for both retail and industrial users. Effectively, this implies increased prices for the retail consumer that will be...

    U.S. Bill Links Russia Sanctions Relief To Crimea’s Return To Ukraine
    May03

    U.S. Bill Links Russia Sanctions Relief To Crimea’s Return To Ukraine

    A new bill in the U.S. Congress would prevent the White House from lifting a raft of sanctions against Russia until Ukraine restores control over Crimea, which Moscow forcibly annexed in 2014, or settles the peninsula’s status to Kyiv’s satisfaction. RFERL: U.S. Bill Links Russia Sanctions Relief To Crimea’s Return To Ukraine...

    MP urges NABU, SBU to probe alleged ‘corrupt deal’ to buy Bogdan-MAZ trucks for army
    May03

    MP urges NABU, SBU to probe alleged ‘corrupt deal’ to buy Bogdan-MAZ trucks for army

    Leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko urges the NABU and the SBU to launch a probe into abuse of power by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the purchase of MAZ trucks assembled by a plant belonging to the president, instead of Ukrainian-made KrAZ trucks. Interfax: MP urges NABU, SBU to probe alleged ‘corrupt deal’ […]...

    The Importance of OSINT: Misinformation and Verification of Conflict Media
    May03

    The Importance of OSINT: Misinformation and Verification of Conflict Media

    On the 25 February 2016 a video (Video 1) was posted in the video site “Liveleak.com” titled “Shelling of Checkpoint in Ukraine” with the description “Reports suggest the pro-Russian separatists fired on the Police checkpoint in Yasinovataya, Ukraine”. It is just one video amongst the huge amount of information produced and posted on the internet...

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