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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Memo to Europe: Don’t Fall for Russia’s Empty Promises
    May02

    Memo to Europe: Don’t Fall for Russia’s Empty Promises

    As of this writing, the “cessation of hostilities” in Syria has all but collapsed, and thousands of Russian forces are aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s campaign to retake Aleppo. At the same time, the Minsk II agreement between Russia and Ukraine remains, as it always has been, an agreement more honored in the breach than in the...

    Abe’s Whirlwind European Mission
    May02

    Abe’s Whirlwind European Mission

    Transatlantic Take (Photo: EC – Audiovisual Service) Today, Prime Minister Abe embarks on a whirlwind tour of Europe, just like he did last year, over the traditional Golden Week holiday in Japan. This year, though, Abe’s timing may seem odd as Europe’s faces some of the worst crises in decades: external threats from refugee...

    Crimean journalist faces 5-year sentence for ‘separatism’
    May02

    Crimean journalist faces 5-year sentence for ‘separatism’

    Mykola Semena, a Crimean freelance journalist has been formally charged with making ‘calls to violate the Russian Federation’s territorial integrity’ and could face a 5-year sentence. The charges are under an article of the Russian Criminal Code introduced in May 2014, and are, as feared, being used to try to silence pro,test over...

    5 Russian Federal Agencies Pitched Against Courageous Crimean Political Prisoner
    May02

    5 Russian Federal Agencies Pitched Against Courageous Crimean Political Prisoner

    There remains no let-up in the pressure against Gennady Afanasyev, the Crimean political prisoner whose courageous retraction of testimony against Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko made him ‘FSB Enemy No. 1′ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Europe’s New Political Engine: Germany’s Role in the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy
    May01

    Europe’s New Political Engine: Germany’s Role in the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy

    This report examines how Germany has become a foreign policy leader in the EU and what impact it’s having on Brussels’ internal and external affairs. More specifically, the text’s authors examine 1) Berlin’s role in developing EU institutions, the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), and the European Neighbourhood...

    Blistering Criticism & Stark Warning 2 Years after Odesa 2 May Tragedy
    May01

    Blistering Criticism & Stark Warning 2 Years after Odesa 2 May Tragedy

    Members of a civic initiative investigating the tragic disturbances and fire on 2 May 2014 have blasted Ukraine’s law enforcement bodies and leadership over the failed investigation and warn that the situation now is even more dangerous now because of politicians who, for their own political ends, are seeking to destabilize the situation...

    Ukraine’s Indispensable Economic Reforms
    Apr29

    Ukraine’s Indispensable Economic Reforms

    Achieving progress on reforming Ukraine’s economy would send the strongest possible message to critics who doubt the country’s ability to operate as a modern state. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    CETA runs into trouble with Dutch, Walloon parliaments
    Apr29

    CETA runs into trouble with Dutch, Walloon parliaments

    Just days after rejecting the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in a nationwide vote, the Dutch parliament has passed a motion rejecting provisional application of the EU-Canada trade deal, known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). …read more Source:...

    Does Russia Belong to Europe?
    Apr29

    Does Russia Belong to Europe?

    April 29, 2016 In each installment of “CGI Asks,” a selection of experts respond to a question about developments related to Russia and the broader region. This week, we asked a group of historians and political observers whether Russia should be considered a part of Europe. Mark Galeotti, Professor of Global Affairs, New York University...

    Chemical Attacks Target Russian Dissident Navalny and Memorial Rights Group
    Apr29

    Chemical Attacks Target Russian Dissident Navalny and Memorial Rights Group

    Nationalist organization admits its activists were at Memorial incident, denies links to Navalny attack. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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