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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Dealing with the Ukrainian Crisis: Transatlantic Strategy Dilemmas
    Jan19

    Dealing with the Ukrainian Crisis: Transatlantic Strategy Dilemmas

    This paper focuses on the unique challenges posed by the near-frozen Ukraine crisis and the divisions that exist between Europe and the US on how to interpret and respond to the problem. Washington, for example, views Russian actions in Ukraine within a broader global perspective and seeks to contain and isolate what it sees as a rogue regime....

    Germany Is Real Target of Italy’s Opposition to Russia’s Planned Nord Stream Two
    Jan18

    Germany Is Real Target of Italy’s Opposition to Russia’s Planned Nord Stream Two

    A unique coalition is taking shape in Europe against German-Russian plans to double the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline. Italy has joined a group of countries, mostly from Central-Eastern Europe, in opposing the implementation of this energy project, which is spearheaded by Russia’s state-run gas monopoly Gazprom. Until now, some eastern...

    Circassian Activists Protest Deportation of Circassians With Turkish Citizenship
    Jan18

    Circassian Activists Protest Deportation of Circassians With Turkish Citizenship

    The Russian government has started targeting Circassians from Turkey who have settled in the North Caucasus, angering local Circassians. Even the well-known Russian loyalist Asker Sokht, a Circassian activist from Krasnodar region, raised the alarm, saying that Circassian settlers from Turkey in Kabardino-Balkaria have started receiving letters...

    Russia Bargains and Bluffs for Breakthrough in Ukraine
    Jan18

    Russia Bargains and Bluffs for Breakthrough in Ukraine

    For months, the various negotiations formats on conflict management in Ukraine appeared deadlocked. But suddenly, in mid-January 2016, signs of a breakthrough in the making have multiplied—bringing both hopes and concerns to all the parties involved. The most meaningful of these signs was United States President Barack Obama’s telephone...

    Seven Key Reforms for Ukraine in 2016
    Jan18

    Seven Key Reforms for Ukraine in 2016

    After Orthodox Christmas, I spent a few days in Kyiv. It is quite striking how the mood has changed in a positive direction. The 2016 budget and the modified tax code were adopted on December 24. After two weeks of well-deserved rest, there is a sudden realization that Ukraine accomplished many important economic reforms in 2015. Admittedly, many...

    Putin possible depose  the palace coup.
    Jan18

    Putin possible depose the palace coup.

    Avraham Shmulevich: Putin possible depose the palace coup. January 18, 2016 Israeli political scientist and Rabbi Avraham Shmulevich told the “Observer”, which may be the fate of Ukraine in the near future. – Which countries can be called natural partners of Ukraine against Russia in the long term of 3-4 years? – Strictly speaking, formal war...

    U.S. Probing Kremlin’s ‘Infiltration’ of European Political Parties
    Jan18

    U.S. Probing Kremlin’s ‘Infiltration’ of European Political Parties

    Washington said to believe Moscow has been funding anti-establishment parties in a bid to destabilize NATO. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    OSCE Monitors Come Under Fire in East Ukraine
    Jan18

    OSCE Monitors Come Under Fire in East Ukraine

    The incident comes nine days after monitors were held at gunpoint by rebel forces, and follows a fresh attempt at a lasting ceasefire. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Cyberattack on Ukraine grid: here’s how it worked and perhaps why it was done
    Jan18

    Cyberattack on Ukraine grid: here’s how it worked and perhaps why it was done

    Could the hack that took out the power grid in Ukraine happen in the U.S.? rainchurch/flickr, CC BY-SAOn December 23, 2015, two days before Christmas, the power grid in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine went down for a reported six hours, leaving about half the homes in the region with a population of 1.4 million without power, according to...

    EU states consider adopting UK’s reforms on migrants’ access to benefits
    Jan18

    EU states consider adopting UK’s reforms on migrants’ access to benefits

    EU states consider adopting UK’s reforms on migrants’ access to benefitsThe Financial Times reports that a number of other countries – including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany and the Netherlands – are considering whether to introduce a variant of the UK’s reform of limiting access to in-work benefits for EU migrants. The...

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