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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Nord Stream 2: Commercial Project or Geopolitical Threat?
    Jun17

    Nord Stream 2: Commercial Project or Geopolitical Threat?

    June 17, 2016 In each installment of “CGI Asks,” a selection of experts respond to a question about developments related to Russia and the region. This week, as Russian and German leaders were set to discuss the construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, we asked whether the project was mainly a commercial...

    EU Extends Crimea Sanctions For Another Year
    Jun17

    EU Extends Crimea Sanctions For Another Year

    June 17, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Escalation in Donbas is favourable neither to Ukraine nor Russia
    Jun17

    Escalation in Donbas is favourable neither to Ukraine nor Russia

    The situation in the conflict area in Eastern Ukraine has escalated; Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Herashchenko announced the highest number of dead and wounded in the last month. Military experts attribute this to the pressure on Ukraine to hold an election in the occupied area of Donbas and the situation around sanctions...

    Exodus of Churches from Orthodox Summit
    Jun17

    Exodus of Churches from Orthodox Summit

    A once-in-a-millennium meeting is on shaky ground, and some wonder about Russia’s role. Plus the Ukrainian Orthodox Church seeks independence from its Moscow leadership. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The ecological crisis in Lviv
    Jun17

    The ecological crisis in Lviv

    The fire at Hrybovytske landfill has provoked an extensive debate on municipal and industrial waste disposal in Ukraine. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Kremlin Propaganda in Czech Republic plays long game to sow distrust in EU
    Jun17

    Kremlin Propaganda in Czech Republic plays long game to sow distrust in EU

    Sowing distrust and disbelief in Europe and its institutions is the main aim of Russian propaganda in the Czech Republic, according to a new study. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Pressure on Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Occupied Crimea Intensifies
    Jun17

    Pressure on Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Occupied Crimea Intensifies

    While not daring to provoke international protest by openly banning the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Kyiv Patriarchate, the occupation regime has from the outset done everything to drive its clergy and believers away, including the latest eviction and attacks on churches. Archbishop Kliment says that the pressure is mounting and he has...

    East-West Standoff in Europe Becoming Progressively Institutionalized
    Jun17

    East-West Standoff in Europe Becoming Progressively Institutionalized

    While continuing to exchange barbs, the West and Russia are building a more institutionalized pattern of standoff in Europe that involves increasingly predictable tit-for-tat mirrored actions. Both sides profess their actions to be purely defensive, but these are increasingly robust defenses. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO)...

    Ukraine’s New Reform Plan Is Better but Not Radical Enough
    Jun16

    Ukraine’s New Reform Plan Is Better but Not Radical Enough

    Two months ago, the Ukrainian parliament appointed Volodymyr Groisman as the country’s new prime minister. “I will show you how the country should be managed,” he said in his appointment speech. Groisman’s predecessor Arseniy Yatsenyuk was widely criticized for lacking a detailed action plan, so the new prime minister began managing...

    Russia’s Military: Assessment, Strategy, and Threat
    Jun16

    Russia’s Military: Assessment, Strategy, and Threat

    Russia’s actions in Crimea, eastern Ukraine, and Syria have demonstrated the reemergence of the Russian military as one of the Kremlin’s most effective foreign policy tools. The success of these campaigns comes as a result of major military reform and modernization efforts that began in 2008. What changes led to today’s revamped...

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