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    US Diplomacy, Ukraine Diverge on the Minsk ‘Agreement’
    Jul09

    US Diplomacy, Ukraine Diverge on the Minsk ‘Agreement’

    US Secretary of State John Kerry’s public message in Kyiv on July 7 (see accompanying article) reaffirms, broadly, the talking points that Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland had been delivering in Kyiv since May 2015 (see EDM, May 26). It was at that point that Kerry and Nuland initiated non-transparent bilateral discussions with Moscow...

    John Kerry’s Unwelcome Message in Ukraine
    Jul09

    John Kerry’s Unwelcome Message in Ukraine

    US Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland held talks with President Petro Poroshenko and other Ukrainian officials, in Kyiv on July 7. At the joint news conference, Kerry urged Ukraine to help jump-start the implementation of the Minsk armistice through unilateral steps, in “the days ahead,” “the next days,” as he...

    An Army of Storytellers
    Jul08

    An Army of Storytellers

    Public diplomacy has long been a positive tool of the United States and its partners, yet we are still losing in the battle happening online. At the Atlantic Council’s NATO Future Leaders Summit in Warsaw on July 7, three unique storytellers spoke about their experiences and efforts to bridge this online gap. Maxim Eristavi, a Ukrainian...

    Trudeau to sign FTA with Ukraine, interested in promoting Canadian investment in fracking
    Jul08

    Trudeau to sign FTA with Ukraine, interested in promoting Canadian investment in fracking

    July 8, 2016 – 12:13pm An anti-fracking protest in Ukraine. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will sign a ‘free trade’ agreement – that includes the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision – with Ukraine when he visits Kyiv next week. CBC reports, “A preliminary agreement was negotiated...

    Amnesty Says Belarus Using Telecoms to Spy
    Jul08

    Amnesty Says Belarus Using Telecoms to Spy

    The government only lets communication companies operate in country if willing to provide nearly unlimited data to authorities, says report. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    #IAmNotAfraidToSayIt: Ukrainian Social Media Users Break the Silence on Sexual Violence
    Jul08

    #IAmNotAfraidToSayIt: Ukrainian Social Media Users Break the Silence on Sexual Violence

    A new hashtag is trending in the Ukrainian segment of Facebook:‪#‎ЯНеБоюсьСказати‬ (#IAmNotAfraidToSayIt), allowing Internet users to share their stories and experiences of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and domestic violence. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Putin Signs Anti-Terror Law, Drawing Sharp Criticism
    Jul08

    Putin Signs Anti-Terror Law, Drawing Sharp Criticism

    The controversial “Yarovaya’s Bill” will have far-reaching effects on the Russian population. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    We believe in Europe
    Jul08

    We believe in Europe

    “Brexit or not, crisis or not, war or not, we will go the way of EU integration” said Poroshenko. It is the association agreement with the EU that guides Ukrainian efforts to put their home in order, thus making Europe safer and better itself. Politico: We believe in Europe’ …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

    Ukraine’s authoritarian signals
    Jul08

    Ukraine’s authoritarian signals

    In post-Soviet countries, the threat of authoritarianism emerges time and time again from the presidency. The president formally and informally controls key bodies of executive, legislature and judiciary through allies, new appointees and members of his financial-political group. OP: Ukraine’s authoritarian signals …read more Source:...

    NATO fights to hold western alliance together
    Jul08

    NATO fights to hold western alliance together

    Rumpled. Sergeant Paul Shaw LBIPP (Army)/MODGiven the various crises afflicting the EU, it would be easy to forget that NATO, Europe’s second organisational pillar, has serious problems of its own. The summit in Warsaw will put on a good show of allied resolve – but several problems are hanging heavy over it. The first, and most...

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