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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    By giving up on Syria, U.S. hands kingmaker role to Putin
    Feb17

    By giving up on Syria, U.S. hands kingmaker role to Putin

    Pull Quote: Watching events unfold, one comes to the inescapable conclusion that Washington is relinquishing Syria’s future to Moscow because it believes that is the best among a worst set of options. Geopolitics has returned to the Middle East with a vengeance. Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing kingmaker …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Government on the Ropes
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s Government on the Ropes

    Premier Yatsenyuk fends off a challenge from the president, but his legitimacy is slipping with each new corruption scandal. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    How China Sees Russia
    Feb17

    How China Sees Russia

    At a time when Russian relations with the United States and western European countries are growing cold, the relatively warm ties between China and Russia have attracted renewed interest. Scholars and journalists in the West find themselves debating the nature of the Chinese-Russian partnership and wondering whether it will evolve into an...

    Offshore Hydrocarbon Resources in the Arctic
    Feb17

    Offshore Hydrocarbon Resources in the Arctic

    The Arctic region has been an area of low tension since the end of the Cold War. This observation is important because the run on hydrocarbons in the Arctic has not resulted in increased rivalries as expected. The outcomes have been international joint ventures in oil and gas project on the economic side and a strengthening of Arctic governance...

    Leaked memo highlights fears of ‘reform contagion’ from UK-EU deal
    Feb17

    Leaked memo highlights fears of ‘reform contagion’ from UK-EU deal

    Leaked memo highlights fears of ‘reform contagion’ from UK-EU dealThe Daily Telegraph reports that a leaked diplomatic text reveals how Belgium, France, Hungary and Spain will seek amendments to the UK-EU deal in a bid to prevent a ‘contagion’ of reform across Europe. Spain fears that Britain is seeking to cut the European Central...

    Arbitration Claims by Ukrainian Investors under the Russia-Ukraine BIT: between Crimea and a Hard Place?
    Feb17

    Arbitration Claims by Ukrainian Investors under the Russia-Ukraine BIT: between Crimea and a Hard Place?

    In the last two years, multiple investment arbitration claims have been registered against Russia in regards to the consequences of its actions in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (“Crimea”). The following cases are of particular interest: Stabil LLC and others v The Russian Federation LLC Lugzor and others v The […]...

    Obama and Israel: The Final Year
    Feb17

    Obama and Israel: The Final Year

    Obama and Israel: The Final Year BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 330, February 17, 2016 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israel needs a more active and aggressive diplomatic strategy to thwart what seems to be an escalating campaign of pressure from the international community on the Palestinian issue; a campaign that President Obama can be expected to lead...

    Making Sense of the Turmoil in Kyiv
    Feb17

    Making Sense of the Turmoil in Kyiv

    Turmoil in Kyiv continued as President Petro Poroshenko called on both Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin to resign on February 16. The President’s parliamentary faction then introduced a resolution in the Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, describing the performance of the cabinet of ministers, headed by...

    Russia’s Crimean Tatar show trial proves too shoddy even for the court
    Feb17

    Russia’s Crimean Tatar show trial proves too shoddy even for the court

    In a surprise move on Feb 15, the Supreme Court in Russian-occupied Crimea sent the case against Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz and 5 other Crimean Tatars back for ‘further investigation’. This came on the same day that the Memorial Human Rights Centre condemned the trial and recognized Chiygoz, Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhy as...

    Kharkiv woman awarded huge damages for police torture
    Feb17

    Kharkiv woman awarded huge damages for police torture

    The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Ukraine to pay Svitlana Pomilyayko 20 thousand EUR in damages after accepting that she had been subjected to torture while in police custody, and that the authorities had failed to properly investigate her complaints. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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