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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The ‘Least Happy’ People in Europe
    Mar17

    The ‘Least Happy’ People in Europe

    It’s not who you might think, says report released ahead of UN World Happiness Day. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-Free Travel
    Mar17

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-Free Travel

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

    Outrage Over Attack On Russian Rights Activist In Grozny
    Mar17

    Outrage Over Attack On Russian Rights Activist In Grozny

    Masked men hurled abuse and projectiles at prominent human rights activist Igor Kalyapin during his trip to Chechnya. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Putin’s Blitzkrieg completed – the Syrian crisis continues.
    Mar17

    Putin’s Blitzkrieg completed – the Syrian crisis continues.

    RUSSIAN ANALYSIS OF WESTERN PRESS March 17, 2016…”Allowing the export of the North-Caucasian jihad in Syria, Russia has given to this internal conflict world problem format, – So now Russia has acquired new enemies.” And they “will make every effort to Russia has been quite high on the list of their priorities.” Syrian Kurds are developing...

    A look inside the Czech Republic’s booming fertility holiday industry
    Mar17

    A look inside the Czech Republic’s booming fertility holiday industry

    Nick Lehr/The Conversation, CC BYIn 2008, a friend sent me a link to a Czech company called IVF Holiday. Clicking the link, I saw images of quaint European towns. These were accompanied by pictures of smiling white babies – and promises of affordable and safe rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF). I soon realized I’d stumbled into a new...

    Who do they think ‘we’ are? Why the BBC should keep its distance
    Mar17

    Who do they think ‘we’ are? Why the BBC should keep its distance

    During the Falklands War of 1982, Margaret Thatcher was, apparently, furious at the BBC’s even-handed reporting of the conflict. She lamented what she referred to as the “chilling use of the third person” on hearing the BBC refer to military personnel as “they” rather than “we”. The BBC, however, was clear about the value of its...

    Queer wars: the Best Place to Start Promoting Gay Rights is at Home
    Mar17

    Queer wars: the Best Place to Start Promoting Gay Rights is at Home

    When Austrian singer Conchita Wurst headlined the Mardi Gras afterparty on Saturday night it seemed as though all of Sydney was celebrating. Yet Wurst’s message of “respect and tolerance” continues to be controversial. Wurst won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Her victory became a...

    Israel Unbound
    Mar17

    Israel Unbound

    Israel’s persistent occupation of Palestinian lands is irreparably damaging its international standing—or so the conventional wisdom goes. In fact, Israel currently enjoys a degree of global influence unprecedented in its history, as a slew of new international challenges give its foreign policy, long held hostage by the single issue of...

    Chechnya turns into terror zone as another Russian human rights defender attacked
    Mar17

    Chechnya turns into terror zone as another Russian human rights defender attacked

    The attack on Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee against Torture comes just a week after a savage attack on members of his committee and journalists. The chilling message it sends is particularly disastrous given the urgent need for publicity for Russia’s show trial in Grozny of Ukrainian political prisoners Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav...

    IMF’s new debt rules not vulture-proof
    Mar17

    IMF’s new debt rules not vulture-proof

    Every country has some form of domestic bankruptcy procedures, whereby debtors who are unable to repay can come to some equitable collective settlement with their creditors. International debt, however, has no such set of resolution procedures. As international capital flows have increased dramatically over the past two decades, this lacuna has...

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