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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Predictable cruelty, worrying news as Savchenko spends 2nd birthday in Russian detention
    May11

    Predictable cruelty, worrying news as Savchenko spends 2nd birthday in Russian detention

    Nadiya Savchenko has spent her 35th birthday alone after her mother arrived only to be refused a visit. This comes amid worrying indications that any exchange or extradition negotiations – for her and other Ukrainian prisoners – may have derailed …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    One Year Later, Ukraine’s Patrol Police Enjoy Massive Spike in Trust
    May11

    One Year Later, Ukraine’s Patrol Police Enjoy Massive Spike in Trust

    If one were to merely follow national politics in Ukraine, it would be easy to become discouraged about the state of reforms. Headlines from top media suggest that Ukraine’s longstanding oligarchic power structures and institutionalized corruption have persisted in the wake of the Revolution of Dignity, frustrating citizens and the...

    Let’s Do the Numbers: What Would Ukraine’s Parliament Look Like if Elections Were Held Today?
    May11

    Let’s Do the Numbers: What Would Ukraine’s Parliament Look Like if Elections Were Held Today?

    Ukraine will likely avoid early parliamentary elections this year. Some analysts feared that early elections would bring populists to power, while others reasoned that they might bring more reformers into parliament. Barring a collapse of the thin parliamentary majority that made Volodomyr Groisman Ukraine’s prime minister on April 14, he...

    Stalin in Pink, and Other Victory Day Highlights
    May11

    Stalin in Pink, and Other Victory Day Highlights

    In Moldova, U.S. military hardware removed from Chisinau square ahead of 9 May celebrations. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Eurovision’s futile effort to steer clear of politics
    May11

    Eurovision’s futile effort to steer clear of politics

    The ticket agency for Eurovision 2016 caused alarm at the end of April when it published its first “flag policy”. It restricted regional flags, sounded ambivalent about EU and rainbow flags, and even compared eight very different territories to Islamic State – all to protect Eurovision’s “non-political nature”. Organisers relaxed the flags...

    WAITING FOR UNCONTROLLED CHAOS IN RUSSIA.
    May11

    WAITING FOR UNCONTROLLED CHAOS IN RUSSIA.

    / To the attention of the special structures of the West / Chaos in Russia will have a dramatic effect due to spaces, climate and geographical features According to the survey “Romir” the beginning of 2016, 71% of Russians believe the current crisis situation in the economy (a year ago it was 53%), the main indicator of the crisis were...

    Russia: A Test for Transatlantic Unity
    May11

    Russia: A Test for Transatlantic Unity

    WASHINGTON – The European Union and the United States must continue prioritizing transatlantic unity and coordination in their response to Russia’s assertive foreign policy, a group of scholars from Europe and the United States argue in a new report entitled Russia: A Test for Transatlantic Unity. “The Western response to Russian aggression...

    Chechen Whistle-Blower Disappears After Demanding Legal Action Against Kadyrov
    May11

    Chechen Whistle-Blower Disappears After Demanding Legal Action Against Kadyrov

    Ramazan Dzhalaldinov has not only complained publicly to Russian President Vladimir Putin about corruption among local officials, he lodged a formal complaint with Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika on May 2 requesting that he take legal action against Kadyrov for having publicly insulted him by rejecting his criticisms as lies. …read...

    5 years for a red flag? Controversial decommunization law used against Ukrainian veterans
    May11

    5 years for a red flag? Controversial decommunization law used against Ukrainian veterans

    The violent attempts by far-right activists to prevent Cherkasy veterans unfurling a communist flag on Victory Day took a curious turn on May 9, one that could result in Ukraine losing yet another case at the European Court of Human Rights …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russian “countermeasures” to NATO are coming
    May10

    Russian “countermeasures” to NATO are coming

    When NATO leaders gather in Warsaw on July 8 to 9, they will announce steps to beef up the alliance’s conventional force presence on its eastern flank. NATO also will shortly announce that the SM-3 missile defense site in Romania has achieved operational status. These moves will spur the Kremlin, with some fanfare, to announce military...

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