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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Flynn Drama
    Feb14

    The Flynn Drama

    By George Friedman President Donald Trump’s national security adviser resigned late Monday night. Michael Flynn admitted in his resignation letter to having conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States and providing then Vice President-elect Mike Pence with an incomplete account of those calls. There is speculation that...

    The beginning of the end of the EU-Russia geopolitical gas drama
    Feb14

    The beginning of the end of the EU-Russia geopolitical gas drama

    By Nolan Theisen. Photo: Flickr|Bilfinger SE, licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0.After years of mostly unrivaled gas market dominance and segmentation in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the energy relationship between Gazprom and the region is gradually equalizing thanks to successful market liberalization and integration in Europe. Greater...

    Newspapers Without News
    Feb14

    Newspapers Without News

    Moldova has been a regional leader in open government, but the media recently launched a campaign to highlight backtracking on commitments to greater transparency. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Hope for Dadin release or imitation? Russian court finds law criminalizing peaceful protest ‘constitutional’
    Feb14

    Hope for Dadin release or imitation? Russian court finds law criminalizing peaceful protest ‘constitutional’

    There have been mixed reactions to the judgement passed by Russia’s Constitutional Court on Feb 10 on the draconian anti-protest law used to imprison peaceful protester and friend of Ukraine, Ildar Dadin …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia uses human trafficking scam to force Ukrainians to fight in Donbas or Syria
    Feb14

    Russia uses human trafficking scam to force Ukrainians to fight in Donbas or Syria

    While it is quite possible that some Ukrainians are engaged in crime in Russia, the 47 supposed ‘Ukrainian drug traffickers’ just arrested in the Moscow region are likely to be victims of a human trafficking scam with a particularly menacing link to Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    Three Questions with Jonathan Katz
    Feb14

    Three Questions with Jonathan Katz

    Jonathan Katz joined GMF as a senior resident fellow on February 1, 2017. His career has spanned development, defense, and diplomacy, most recently as the deputy assistant administrator in the Europe and Eurasia Bureau at the U.S. Agency for International Development and as a senior advisor at the U.S. State Department. GMF is excited that you...

    Smaller CEE Cities are Becoming Attractive to BSS Investors
    Feb13

    Smaller CEE Cities are Becoming Attractive to BSS Investors

    The last two decades have seen massive growth in the BSS (Business Support Services) industry across the globe, and in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), as well, for that matter. It is the CEE region which particularly shows how the business climate and the combination of all the measures taken are crucial for the development of the sector and...

    Misery Index: the World’s Saddest (and Happiest) Countries
    Feb13

    Misery Index: the World’s Saddest (and Happiest) Countries

    Steve H. Hanke The human condition inhabits a vast continuum between “miserable” and “happy.” In the sphere of economics, misery tends to flow from high inflation, steep borrowing costs and unemployment. The most surefire way to mitigate that misery: economic growth. All else equal, happiness tends to blossom when growth is strong, inflation and...

    Donald Trump seeks a grand bargain with Vladimir Putin
    Feb13

    Donald Trump seeks a grand bargain with Vladimir Putin

    Barack Obama attempted to “reset” relations with Russia, but by the end of his term in office Russia had annexed Crimea, stirred up conflict elsewhere in Ukraine and filled the power vacuum that Mr Obama had left in Syria. Donald Trump appears to want to go much further and forge an entirely new strategic alignment […] …read more Source:...

    Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?
    Feb13

    Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?

    Most importantly, Ukraine has moved closer to western values and the western way of life. For the first time in 25 years, western-educated professionals are in government. While not yet at critical mass, such reformers along with civil society are key drivers of Ukraine’s transformation. FT: Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?...

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