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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Poignant Day of Crimean Resistance
    Jul07

    Poignant Day of Crimean Resistance

    Ukraine’s government has formally established February 26 as the Day of Crimean Resistance to Russian Aggression. The choice of date is linked with one of the most cynical cases of repression specifically targeting Crimean Tatars that the West has failed to adequately address. The decision was made even more poignantly appropriate by coming...

    Presentation of Razumkov Centre’s sociological research in London and Brussels
    Jul07

    Presentation of Razumkov Centre’s sociological research in London and Brussels

    During a business trip to London and Brussels Director of the sociological service of the Razumkov Centre Andriy Bychenko together with Professor of the King’s College London Mark Berenson made a presentation of the results of Razumkov Centre’s sociological research at the King’s College London on June 27, 2016 and at the...

    The Russian Baltic Sea Fleet—A Nest of Crime?
    Jul06

    The Russian Baltic Sea Fleet—A Nest of Crime?

    Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu sacked the commander of the Baltic Sea Fleet (based out of Baltiysk, Kaliningrad oblast), Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk, and his chief of staff, Vice Admiral Sergey Popov, on June 29 (Vesti.ru, June 29). Days later, news emerged that a number of other Baltic Fleet officers—about 50 according to Russian...

    US, Russia Reactivate Bilateral Negotiations on Ukraine (Part Two)
    Jul06

    US, Russia Reactivate Bilateral Negotiations on Ukraine (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. President Barack Obama’s administration seems to pursue two contradictory goals: support Ukraine’s sovereignty and security in general terms but, at the same time, seek a short-term compromise that might satisfy Russia in Ukraine’s east. Preoccupied with “legacy” issues in foreign policy as...

    US, Russia Reactivate Bilateral Negotiations on Ukraine (Part One)
    Jul06

    US, Russia Reactivate Bilateral Negotiations on Ukraine (Part One)

    US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland completed another round of shuttle diplomacy in Kyiv and Moscow (June 22–24), following up on her visits to the two capitals in April and May, on direct instructions from the White House. This effort will undoubtedly continue after the time out necessitated by the North Atlantic Treaty...

    Is NATO necessary?
    Jul06

    Is NATO necessary?

    Britain’s vote to quit the European Union was a rude jolt to the encrusted world order. Now that the EU has been shocked into reality, NATO should be next. When NATO leaders convene for a summit in Warsaw on Friday, they will insist that their alliance is still vital because Russian aggression threatens Europe. The opposite is true. NATO...

    Russia Seeks Engagement, But Offers Nothing
    Jul06

    Russia Seeks Engagement, But Offers Nothing

    Transatlantic TakeRussian authorities now want to reengage with Western capitals and discuss sanctions. But, they are offering no concession to governments that have grown distrustful of Russian words and deeds, and are determined not to let Moscow get away with armed subversion in Ukraine. They want to talk, but do not budge. Their refrain is...

    European Union Must Integrate Cybersecurity Efforts to Protect Energy Assets
    Jul06

    European Union Must Integrate Cybersecurity Efforts to Protect Energy Assets

    In December of 2015, a sophisticated cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid caused outages that left nearly 225,000 citizens without power. The malicious software used in the attack was traced back to Russian groups, making the intrusion a stunning realization of the threat posed by cyberattacks. Though this event called attention to the...

    Europe’s Forgotten War: Fighting in the Donbas Has Never Stopped
    Jul06

    Europe’s Forgotten War: Fighting in the Donbas Has Never Stopped

    Despite the existence of a ceasefire agreement, fighting in eastern Ukraine continues and is increasing. On July 5, three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and thirteen were wounded. The uptick in fighting began this past January, when Ukrainian officials reported up to seventy-one attacks a day and the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission...

    A Security Dilemma in Northeastern Europe?
    Jul06

    A Security Dilemma in Northeastern Europe?

    At NATO’s summit in Warsaw this week, the Alliance is expected to approve a plan to rotationally deploy as many as four battalions—roughly 4,000 troops—on the territory of the Baltic States and Poland in what it calls a new “persistent presence.” This represents a significant qualitative improvement in the reassurance and deterrence steps...

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