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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine’s Finally Got a Cybersecurity Strategy. But Is It Enough?
    Apr21

    Ukraine’s Finally Got a Cybersecurity Strategy. But Is It Enough?

    Ukraine has been battling for its independence not only in the fields of the Donbas, but also in cyberspace. Government networks have been subject to continuous cyber espionage, while other cyberattacks have disrupted a presidential election, blocked access to news media, and engaged in hacktivism and propaganda distribution. Although these...

    Police Mission in Ukraine’s East: An OSCE Milestone?
    Apr21

    Police Mission in Ukraine’s East: An OSCE Milestone?

    Ukraine wants the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to consider deploying an international, armed police mission in the secessionist Donetsk-Luhansk territory. The declared rationale is to provide security for “elections” that might be staged in that territory under the Minsk armistice—elections that Ukraine deems...

    Ukraine Seeks Armed Police Mission of OSCE in Donetsk-Luhansk
    Apr21

    Ukraine Seeks Armed Police Mission of OSCE in Donetsk-Luhansk

    Ukraine is asking for an international, armed police mission under Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) auspices, to be deployed in the secessionist Donetsk-Luhansk territory. Russia and its local proxies hold the monopoly on military presence and policing in that part of Ukraine. And Russia holds veto power in the OSCE...

    Crackdown On RFE/RL’s Crimea Site Sparks International Condemnation
    Apr21

    Crackdown On RFE/RL’s Crimea Site Sparks International Condemnation

    The latest clampdown on a Crimea news site run by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has drawn international condemnation, with the United States denouncing it as “the Russian government’s growing crackdown on independent voices” on the annexed peninsula. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Top anti-corruption official questions motives for prosecution of key reformer Kasko
    Apr21

    Top anti-corruption official questions motives for prosecution of key reformer Kasko

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau did not initiate criminal proceedings over flats obtained by Vitaly Kasko, a prominent reformer, anti-corruption campaigner and ex-Deputy Prosecutor General. This contradicts the impression given by the Prosecutor General’s Office which is seeking prosecution of Kasko, while claiming that data about the...

    The Authoritarian Bias: Measuring Public Opinion in Russia
    Apr20

    The Authoritarian Bias: Measuring Public Opinion in Russia

    This event was co-sponsored and hosted by the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Kirill Rogov speaking at the Woodrow Wlison Center on April 20, 2016. Public opinion survey data from countries under authoritarian regimes are often treated as reliable, but how do they compare to survey data from democracies?...

    Why Russia’s Economic Leverage is Declining
    Apr20

    Why Russia’s Economic Leverage is Declining

    Despite the Kremlin’s desire to reassert influence over its neighbors, Russia’s economic leverage in Eastern Europe is declining. After more than a decade of using trade and energy cutoffs to pressure its neighbors to accept its political aims, the Kremlin’s tools of economic coercion are losing their effectiveness. On the...

    This Is Not the Orange Revolution
    Apr20

    This Is Not the Orange Revolution

    Transatlantic TakePhoto: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine KYIV, Ukraine – Invoking Yogi Berra’s overused quote may seem cliché, but for Kyiv watchers, it seems a bit like “déjà vu all over again.” A continued stalemate and infighting between the president and prime minister caused the latter to resign. Corruption and a...

    Time for Ukraine to Assume Rightful Place in Global Energy Market
    Apr20

    Time for Ukraine to Assume Rightful Place in Global Energy Market

    In the course of its reforms, Ukraine has launched one of its most critical markets, the energy market. The state economy is highly energy intensive, based on fossil fuels, and imports-dependent. After having lost 10 percent of its industrial coal and gas-bearing territories, the government needs to make up for its energy shortage. Meanwhile,...

    U.S.-Russian relations beyond Obama
    Apr20

    U.S.-Russian relations beyond Obama

    Vladimir Putin certainly has a remarkable ability to woo American presidents and presidential aspirants. The budding bromance between the Russian strongman and Donald Trump is only the latest example. George W. Bush famously looked into his eyes and took stock, favorably, of Putin’s soul back in the early days of their respective...

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