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    Hazardous Legacies:  An Open-Source Overview of the Destruction of Deir ez-Zor’s Oil Industry
    Oct18

    Hazardous Legacies: An Open-Source Overview of the Destruction of Deir ez-Zor’s Oil Industry

    Now that the so-called Islamic State (IS) is rapidly losing terrain in eastern Syria, a race is underway to capture the oil-rich Deir ez-Zor governorate. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and militias loyal to the Syrian government, under cover of the Russian airstrikes, rush towards the fields east of the Euphrates River; but so does a contingent of...

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Takes the Lead on Combatting Kleptocracy
    Oct18

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Takes the Lead on Combatting Kleptocracy

    The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (also known as the Helsinki Commission) has used a series of recent events to highlight the threat posed by global kleptocracy to the U.S. and its allies. On October 3, KI Executive Director Charles Davidson testified at a Helsinki Commission hearing on Combatting Kleptocracy with Incorporation...

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 18, 2017
    Oct18

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 18, 2017

    ​ China: Xi Jinping opened the 19th CCP Congress with a three-and-a-half hour speech setting out “a vision of total control — with the party guiding not only the economy and the Internet but culture, religion and morals,” writes Simon Denyer. Xi cited the “virus” of corruption as the greatest threat to the Party and promised to maintain the...

    The European Council: What makes it to the agenda and why?
    Oct18

    The European Council: What makes it to the agenda and why?

    Written by Izabela Bacian, The Leaders’ Agenda presented by European Council President Donald Tusk in October 2017 sets priorities for action at the European level for the coming two years. Interestingly, the Leaders’ Agenda is based on the Bratislava and Rome declarations informally adopted by the EU27 leaders, and not on the...

    The Baltic Way: Sedition, Propaganda and Discontent in Latvia
    Oct18

    The Baltic Way: Sedition, Propaganda and Discontent in Latvia

    Stradling itself between Europe’s north and its east, Latvia occupies a unique cultural and geographic space in Europe, finding itself part of German, Swedish, Polish, and Russian empires at different times. This history colors contemporary understanding of the country and its identity, especially in regard to its eastern neighbor – Russia....

    Georgia Still on the World Bank’s Mind
    Oct18

    Georgia Still on the World Bank’s Mind

    As the World Bank racks up 25 years in Georgia, Mercy Tembon, the bank’s regional director for the South Caucasus, Europe and Central Asia tells Andrew Wrobel that her organisation is as committed to the country’s future as ever. Let’s start with the anniversary. What has the World Bank been doing here for the last quarter of a...

    Religious terror in modern Russia
    Oct18

    Religious terror in modern Russia

    Society Following the controversy over Matilda, a film directed by Alexei Uchitel, a radical pseudo-Orthodox movement close to the Church has emerged on the general public’s radar. It is a movement with many nicknames in the news media, most memorably the “Orthodox Taliban” and the “Orthodox ISIS”. State Duma deputy Natalia Poklonskaya, an...

    In US-Russia Relations, a Little Subtlety Goes a Long Way
    Oct18

    In US-Russia Relations, a Little Subtlety Goes a Long Way

    By Allison Fedirka In geopolitics, the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts. Every day there are pieces of information floating around that, on their own, mean very little but put together mean very much. When it comes to U.S.-Russia relations, several unfolding events suggest that the two countries may be reaching some kind of...

    Ukraine should not Help Authoritarian Countries in Cracking down on Freedom of Expression
    Oct18

    Ukraine should not Help Authoritarian Countries in Cracking down on Freedom of Expression

    The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) is deeply concerned about the detention of Azerbaijani opposition journalist Fikrat Huseynli in Kiev and calls on the Ukrainian authorities to immediately release him and stop contributing to the repressive steps of authoritarian countries aimed at intimidating their critics living...

    The Struggle for Ukraine
    Oct18

    The Struggle for Ukraine

    Project: Russia and Eurasia Programme, Ukraine ForumRead online18 October 2017 John Lough Twitter Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Orysia Lutsevych Twitter Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme James Nixey Twitter Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme James Sherr Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Kataryna...

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