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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Pentagon: US in Europe “employ muscles”, which did not use from the Cold War.
    May21

    Pentagon: US in Europe “employ muscles”, which did not use from the Cold War.

    … Military leaders have announced significant progress in the implementation of the package freight cooperation Georgia with NATO (NATO-Georgia Package) and holding the country needed reforms in the defense sphere. Deputy head of the Pentagon Bob Wark speaking on Thursday, May 19, in the Norwegian-American Defense Conference called Russia...

    Anti-Corruption Measures in Ukraine after the Revolution of Dignity: Key Legislative Aspects
    May21

    Anti-Corruption Measures in Ukraine after the Revolution of Dignity: Key Legislative Aspects

    This publication takes stock of the recent legislative-legal reforms pursued by Ukraine in order to blunt internal corruption. More specifically, the authors discuss 1) the maneuvering that has led to the reforms, and 2) the anti-corruption mechanisms that have actually been put in place, including the new national police. …read more...

    Nuclear Weapons on Trial: The Marshall Islands Versus the United Kingdom
    May21

    Nuclear Weapons on Trial: The Marshall Islands Versus the United Kingdom

    The tiny Marshall Islands goes to the International Court of Justice to compel nuclear weapon states to commit to disarmament. In April 2014 the Marshall Islands entered the spotlight on the international political stage when it submitted parallel legal cases against the world’s nuclear weapon states to the International Court of Justice...

    Georgia’s Main Opposition Party Suffers Declining Support, Internal Fracturing
    May21

    Georgia’s Main Opposition Party Suffers Declining Support, Internal Fracturing

    Giorgi Vashadze, a high-ranking member of Georgia’s formerly ruling United National Movement (UNM) and a member of the Georgian parliament, left his political party on May 5. Immediately, he unleashed harsh criticism for the organization to which he had pledged his allegiance for more than a decade. As Vashadze stated, UNM has adopted a...

    Normandy Meeting Aborts Ukraine’s Proposal on OSCE Police Mission
    May21

    Normandy Meeting Aborts Ukraine’s Proposal on OSCE Police Mission

    Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine held an expanded meeting of their foreign affairs ministers and senior staffs on May 11 in Berlin (the “Normandy” format). Two overlapping issues topped the meeting’s agenda: possible “elections” in the Russian-controlled Donetsk-Luhansk territory, and policing those proposed elections to make them look...

    Ukraine Develops Its Case Against Elections in the ‘People’s Republics’
    May21

    Ukraine Develops Its Case Against Elections in the ‘People’s Republics’

    The “Normandy” powers’ (Ukraine, Germany, France, Russia) latest meeting, in Berlin, on May 11, which failed to address Ukraine’s concerns, has stiffened Kyiv’s refusal to go along with local “elections” in the Donetsk and Luhansk “peoples’ republics” (DPR, LPR). That territory is Ukrainian de jure but Russian-occupied de...

    In New Video, Georgian-Born Muslim al-Shishani Discusses Russian Presence in Syria
    May21

    In New Video, Georgian-Born Muslim al-Shishani Discusses Russian Presence in Syria

    Muslim al-Shishani is the nom de guerre of Murad Margoshvili, commander of the Junud al-Sham (“Soldiers of Syria”) insurgent group operating in Syria. Margoshivili is a Georgian national, but he is also an ethnic Kist, a member of the Chechen sub-ethnic group that lives in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge. Margoshvili went to Syria to help the...

    Engaging the Arts for a Vibrant, International Ukraine
    May20

    Engaging the Arts for a Vibrant, International Ukraine

    Jamala’s victory at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest reminded the Ukrainian political class of the critical role arts and culture play in foreign relations and their unique ability to promote national interests. Ukraine’s culture holds tremendous potential to counteract what many perceive as a growing “Ukraine fatigue” in the West. To...

    Russia Threatens Response After Montenegro Joins NATO as Observer
    May20

    Russia Threatens Response After Montenegro Joins NATO as Observer

    The Balkan nation might become a full member by mid-2017. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine cannot allow the Russian military to participate in the OSCE peacekeeping mission
    May20

    Ukraine cannot allow the Russian military to participate in the OSCE peacekeeping mission

    Deployment of the OSCE police mission to Donbas is a very complex process that requires the consent of all parties. This opinion was expressed to the news agency Obozrevatel by Joint Director of Foreign Policy Programmes and International Security of the Razumkov Centre Mykhailo Pashkov. “Capabilities of the OSCE are limited. First of all,...

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