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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia fights civic activists & Crimean Tatar solidarity with terrorism charges
    Oct12

    Russia fights civic activists & Crimean Tatar solidarity with terrorism charges

    Six more Crimean Tatars have been arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea, charged with involvement in the peaceful Hizb ut-Tahrir organization which is legal in Ukraine. The six include well-known civic activists, and the entire operation, including the mass detention of people who tried to stream or photograph the proceedings, seemed a cynical...

    Central and Eastern Europe’s Pushback Against Sanctions on Russia
    Oct12

    Central and Eastern Europe’s Pushback Against Sanctions on Russia

    While the Kremlin’s hopes for a partial relaxation of US sanctions on Russia have all but evaporated due to increasing tension between Moscow and Washington, Russia can still count on friends and partners in Eastern Europe to promote sanctions relief. For example, in a speech to the Council of Europe on October 10, Czech President Miloš...

    Ukraine: Uzbek Journalist Deserves Protection
    Oct12

    Ukraine: Uzbek Journalist Deserves Protection

    Press ReleasesUkraine: Uzbek Journalist Deserves ProtectionOctober 11, 2017In response to a deterioration in the health of Narzullo Akhunjonov of Uzbekistan, held in custody since September 20 when he and his family attempted to seek political asylum there, Freedom House …read more Source: Freedom...

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 11, 2017
    Oct11

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 11, 2017

    KI hosted Ilya Zaslavskiy and a host of distinguished experts at Hudson Institute this morning for the launch of How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West. Read the report and watch the event. Enablers: “The King of Ghana gave me £350,000 and I took it to the bank in a taxi,” said a banking executive who was subsequently...

    Dartmouth Conference: from escalation to dialogue?
    Oct11

    Dartmouth Conference: from escalation to dialogue?

    A question is haunting the ever-worsening relationship between Russian and the United States: how low can it go? Diplomats are waging a tit-for-tat war of retaliation, closing consulates, slashing numbers of staff, and even eliminating parking spaces near embassies. Moscow and Washington accuse each other of violating arms control agreements. The...

    Watch List: Oct. 11, 2017
    Oct11

    Watch List: Oct. 11, 2017

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    Russification or Expanding Opportunity?
    Oct11

    Russification or Expanding Opportunity?

    As Georgian-language schools disappear in South Ossetia, supporters say the move will expand the horizons of local pupils, while critics claim discrimination. From JAMnews. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Trump and China Boost EU–India Relationship
    Oct11

    Trump and China Boost EU–India Relationship

    The relationship between the European Union and India may be about to finally fulfill its huge potential. It has long been described as a relationship between “natural partners” but it has also disappointed in terms of concrete results. However, two developments — the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the challenge of...

    Also in Media: Excerpt: “Mikhail Khodorkovsky Lantos Rule of Law Speech”, October 10, 2017
    Oct11

    Also in Media: Excerpt: “Mikhail Khodorkovsky Lantos Rule of Law Speech”, October 10, 2017

    It is a great honour for me to give the first Tom Lantos Rule of Law Lecture. I would like to thank Annette Lantos, Katrina Lantos, and their whole large family for all their support over these 10 long years. Today, the outside world is seeing Russia more and more as an aggressive country with an outmoded economy… Against the background of the...

    Hungary: a state captured by Russia
    Oct11

    Hungary: a state captured by Russia

    Mihály Vajda, a renowned Hungarian philosopher[1] recently resigned from his post as Professor Emeritus after the University of Debrecen awarded Vladimir Putin an honorary degree. This event took place during the Russian president’s most recent visit to Budapest and remarkably encapsulates how Hungary’s political right has come full...

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