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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Dealing with a simmering Ukraine-Russia conflict
    Oct06

    Dealing with a simmering Ukraine-Russia conflict

    Executive Summary A major foreign policy challenge that will confront the new U.S. administration from day one is Ukraine and its conflict with Russia. The February 2015 Minsk II settlement that was to end the fighting in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region has yet to be implemented. There is little sign that Moscow wants a settlement,...

    Life in Ukraine’s conflict zone: The anxious reality
    Oct06

    Life in Ukraine’s conflict zone: The anxious reality

    The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine is severe and requires an urgent solution. No drinkable water, a lack of access to coal for heating and uncertain electricity supplies are part of everyday life for Ukrainians in the conflict zone, writes Mark Demesmaeker. …read more Source:...

    New book by Christopher Hartwell is released in Europe and the UK
    Oct06

    New book by Christopher Hartwell is released in Europe and the UK

    Language English The dramatic events of Maidan in February 2014 shone a spotlight on the immense problems facing Ukraine. At the same time that Ukraine was undergoing turmoil, its western neighbor Poland was celebrating twenty-five years of post-communism with a rosy economic outlook and projections of continued growth. How could two countries...

    Russian ‘Foreign Agent’ NGO Fights Back
    Oct06

    Russian ‘Foreign Agent’ NGO Fights Back

    Human rights organization Memorial says it will continue its work, even if the damaging label of “foreign agent” sticks. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Berlin or Bust: Germany Key to Maintaining Sanctions on Russia
    Oct06

    Berlin or Bust: Germany Key to Maintaining Sanctions on Russia

    When Russia illegally annexed Crimea and armed separatists in eastern Ukraine, the United States and the European Union jointly condemned it. Together they introduced sanctions on Russia in July 2014 that limited access to finance for key companies in Russia’s energy, defense, and financial sectors; froze assets and banned travel for...

    Q&A: Is Ukraine Still Changing?
    Oct05

    Q&A: Is Ukraine Still Changing?

    Three Atlantic Council experts answer questions about Ukraine’s ongoing reforms.1. It’s been nearly three years since the Euromaidan protests began. How would you grade the pace and extent of Ukraine’s reforms?Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council: In 2014, Ukraine carried out two vital preconditions for economic...

    The Maltsev era
    Oct05

    The Maltsev era

    Politics The election is over. Systemic and non-systemic politicians have wearily drifted home (though it seems that some of them were already fatigued even before election campaigns were launched). Those in power have asserted it. Those who had nothing anyway, lost their state financing and wandered off. The status quo of the current political...

    Sanctions Will Not Cause ‘Regime Change’ in Russia
    Oct05

    Sanctions Will Not Cause ‘Regime Change’ in Russia

    Viewpoint by Somar Wijayadasa* NEW YORK (IDN) – In the aftermath of the Ukrainian crisis in March 2014, the United States and the European Union imposed sanctions on Russia that have led to unintended consequences. Crimea re-joined Russia following a referendum in which more than 96 percent of Russian speaking residents of Crimea voted to...

    Ukraine crisis: Uncertainty on both sides of the contact line
    Oct05

    Ukraine crisis: Uncertainty on both sides of the contact line

    Article | Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and grandparents of the missing on both sides of the conflict in Ukraine cope as best they can with an impossible, wholly intolerable situation. These are their stories. …read more Source: International Committee of the Red...

    Georgia: a pre-election snapshot
    Oct05

    Georgia: a pre-election snapshot

    Over the last decade Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova – the EU’s ‘closest’ eastern neighbours politically – have alternated between being potential ‘success stories’ or, conversely, cases of ‘fatigue’ in the eyes of their international partners. Georgia, which currently seems to be the best performer of the three, is now due...

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