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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin: how to understand the Russian president’s view of the world
    Mar18

    Vladimir Putin: how to understand the Russian president’s view of the world

    Vladimir Putin has won re-election by an even greater margin than expected. But he begins his fourth term as president facing antagonism from numerous world leaders over a nerve agent attack in the UK that has hospitalised a former Russian spy and his daughter. The British prime minister, Theresa May, has made it clear that she thinks Russia is...

    Time for the US to End Democracy Promotion Flim-Flams
    Mar17

    Time for the US to End Democracy Promotion Flim-Flams

    Democracy promotion has long been one of the U.S. government’s favorite foreign charades. The Trump administration’s proposal to slash funding for democratic evangelism is being denounced as if it were the dawn of a new Dark Age. But this is a welcome step to draining a noxious swath of the Washington swamp.Nineteenth century humorist...

    Bucharest Remains Emerging Europe’s Cheapest City
    Mar17

    Bucharest Remains Emerging Europe’s Cheapest City

    For posted workers, the Romanian capital Bucharest is the ninth cheapest major city in the world, and the cheapest in Europe. Cheap rents, cigarettes and alcohol are just three of the factors in Bucharest’s favour, a city which is also by far the most livable of the cheapest 10 ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in its latest...

    Watch List Findings: March 17, 2018
    Mar17

    Watch List Findings: March 17, 2018

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    Fearless Leader or Lame Duck?
    Mar17

    Fearless Leader or Lame Duck?

    Putin’s certain triumph heralds fresh uncertainty. From The Conversation. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine: Venice Commission Warns about Impact of ‘NGO Legislation’
    Mar17

    Ukraine: Venice Commission Warns about Impact of ‘NGO Legislation’

    Press Releases Ukraine: Venice Commission Warns about Impact of ‘NGO Legislation’ March 16, 2018New Ukrainian laws regulating NGOs threaten the independence and effectiveness of civil society groups. …read more Source: Freedom...

    Blaming Russia for Skripal Attack is Similar to ‘Jews Poisoning our Wells’ in Middle Ages
    Mar16

    Blaming Russia for Skripal Attack is Similar to ‘Jews Poisoning our Wells’ in Middle Ages

    Congratulations to Craig Murray for getting there first. The colorful former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, turned anti-establishment dissident after he was sacked from the Foreign Office in 2004, has published on his blog some key texts by authoritative scientists which cast serious doubt on the British government’s claims about what...

    Russians are starved of alternative viewpoints by their media’s united anti-Western front
    Mar16

    Russians are starved of alternative viewpoints by their media’s united anti-Western front

    When Russia ignored a British government ultimatum to explain whether it was involved in the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, Theresa May quickly announced a set of measures in retaliation. These include expelling 23 intelligence officers, the freezing of Russian state assets, and a government...

    Russians are starved of alternative viewpoints by their media’s united anti-Western front
    Mar16

    Russians are starved of alternative viewpoints by their media’s united anti-Western front

    When Russia ignored a British government ultimatum to explain whether it was involved in the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, Theresa May quickly announced a set of measures in retaliation. These include expelling 23 intelligence officers, the freezing of Russian state assets, and a government...

    Myths and Truths about the Mafia–Terrorism Nexus in Italy
    Mar16

    Myths and Truths about the Mafia–Terrorism Nexus in Italy

    While it is true that Italy has not, as of yet, experienced a large-scale terror attack like those seen in other parts of Europe, this is likely not the consequence of collusion between Italian mafias and jihadist cells as some have claimed.Download the article (PDF)How jihadists interact with local criminal groups has spurred serious debate in...

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