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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The full weight of Russia’s repressive machine for courage
    Feb18

    The full weight of Russia’s repressive machine for courage

    Crimean political prisoner Gennady Afanasyev is not receiving medical treatment for a blood infection and is in a lot of pain. The court has also adjourned a court hearing into his application to be moved to a prison closer to his home …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    NATO — America’s Misguided Instrument of Leadership
    Feb18

    NATO — America’s Misguided Instrument of Leadership

    On the world scene, America is a declining power. This decline is in part domestic and self-inflicted, reflecting a certain weariness and neglect of our social order. No amount of huffing and puffing from politicians will significantly change this decline. But the decline is also relative, relative to the rise of new world powers. China, India,...

    Russia’s Moves to Gain Dominance in the Black Sea
    Feb18

    Russia’s Moves to Gain Dominance in the Black Sea

    Russia’s primary objectives in the Black Sea region are to maximize its strategic and maritime influence there, isolate Ukraine and Georgia, weaken the cohesion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Black Sea security issues, and limit access to the area through the Turkish Straits for the navies of the United States and other...

    Local Observers Predict Resignation of Dagestani Governor
    Feb18

    Local Observers Predict Resignation of Dagestani Governor

    According to local observers, political tensions and rumors about Ramazan Abdulatipov’s imminent resignation as Dagestan’s governor have intensified in the republic since the end of January (Onkavkaz.com, February 8). The rumors increased during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Stavropol region, on January 25, to...

    Moscow Once Again Trying to Put the Kurds in Play Against Turkey
    Feb18

    Moscow Once Again Trying to Put the Kurds in Play Against Turkey

    The Kremlin is once again seeking to use the Kurds, the largest stateless national group in the world, for Moscow’s own purposes. In particular, Russia has opened a quasi-diplomatic representation office in Moscow for Syria’s Kurds. Moreover, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the outspoken leader of the fringe nationalist Liberal Democratic Party...

    Munich Security Conference Debates Russia’s War in Ukraine (Part Two)
    Feb18

    Munich Security Conference Debates Russia’s War in Ukraine (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. During the Munich Security Conference, the Barack Obama administration’s messages about Ukraine were inevitably affected by being paired with entreaties for Russian cooperation in Syria (see Part One in EDM, February 16). After Secretary of State John Kerry had spoken in that spirit in Munich...

    India: A late-bloomer, not a latecomer, in global economic leadership
    Feb18

    India: A late-bloomer, not a latecomer, in global economic leadership

    In the last few years, India has made rapid strides in deepening its commitment to the multilateral community: it has co-created new multilateral banks such as the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) New Development Bank (NDB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); elevated its involvement in geoeconomic forums,...

    A Pyrrhic Victory for President Poroshenko
    Feb17

    A Pyrrhic Victory for President Poroshenko

    On February 16, the Ukrainian parliament deemed the performance of its government unsatisfactory with 247 votes, but only 194 parliamentarians voted for a no-confidence measure. The government did not fall as some had expected. Overtly, this strange vote may appear a victory for President Petro Poroshenko, but it seems a Pyrrhic victory that may...

    The Arctic Factor: Can regional cooperation thaw relations between Canada and Russia?
    Feb17

    The Arctic Factor: Can regional cooperation thaw relations between Canada and Russia?

    Canada’s Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion recently announced that Canada would seek closer relations with Russia, despite tensions over its actions in Ukraine. In his speech at the Ottawa Forum 2016, Dion specifically mentioned the Arctic as a region – and an issue – where Canada could benefit by re-engaging with Russia. But does...

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Survives No-Confidence Vote
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Survives No-Confidence Vote

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

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