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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The case for Open Skies
    Mar08

    The case for Open Skies

    U.S. military officials recently appeared to question American participation in the Treaty on Open Skies. At a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing on February 24, Admiral Cecil D. Haney, commander of Strategic Command, testified that he was “concerned in terms of overflights of any ability of another nation to learn more about our overall...

    Ukraine Bonds Jump on Reports Jaresko Offered Prime Minister Job
    Mar08

    Ukraine Bonds Jump on Reports Jaresko Offered Prime Minister Job

    Ukrainian bonds wiped out their 2016 losses this month as speculation Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko will be named prime minister boosted confidence the country will pull through its worst political crisis since a pro-Europe coalition came to power two years ago. Bloomberg: Ukraine Bonds Jump on Reports Jaresko Offered Prime Minister Job...

    Russian soldiers ‘dying in large numbers’ in Ukraine – Nato
    Mar08

    Russian soldiers ‘dying in large numbers’ in Ukraine – Nato

    Nato’s deputy secretary general, told a conference in Latvia: “Russian leaders are less and less able to conceal the fact that Russian soldiers are fighting – and dying – in large numbers in eastern Ukraine.”There was “mounting evidence that the Russian incursion into Ukraine is becoming much less popular among the Russian public”. The US...

    “You Have Not Defeated Me and You Never Will!” Ukrainian Fighter Pilot Nadiya Savchenko Tells Russian Court
    Mar08

    “You Have Not Defeated Me and You Never Will!” Ukrainian Fighter Pilot Nadiya Savchenko Tells Russian Court

    Savchenko didn’t beg for leniency and refused to be exchanged for the Russian military intelligence officer captured in Ukraine, deeming such a swap unfair. Savchenko threatened to start a “dry” hunger strike if the court drags its feet. Her earlier experience proves that she is capable of carrying out her threat. If she dies in […]...

    The Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy
    Mar08

    The Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy

    This analysis looks back at President Barack Obama’s foreign policy and contends that it has been marked by three pillars – 1) “military reticence” and greater burden-sharing on the part of allies and partners; 2) an emphasis on dialog with past enemies such as Cuba and Iran; and 3) a shifting of America’s focus away from...

    Minsk Agreement: How International Mediators Can Break the Stalemate
    Mar08

    Minsk Agreement: How International Mediators Can Break the Stalemate

    European leaders must develop a plan for elections in eastern Ukraine—and here’s how they can get Moscow and Kyiv on board. March 8, 2016 By Mikhail Troitskiy The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine met in Paris last week to discuss implementation of the Minsk accord for Ukraine, amid growing Western concern about...

    Will Ukraine’s Intrepid Female Pilot be Swapped for Russian Officers Held by Ukraine?
    Mar08

    Will Ukraine’s Intrepid Female Pilot be Swapped for Russian Officers Held by Ukraine?

    “Freedom does not have a price! I don’t believe anyone in Russia! I’m not afraid and I will not beg!” These may be the last words that Nadiya Savchenko, Ukraine’s most famous political prisoner held by Russia, will speak. On March 3, the day her trial was scheduled to end and she was denied an opportunity to make a closing...

    The Church That Stalin Couldn’t Kill: Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Thrives Seventy Years after Forced Reunification
    Mar08

    The Church That Stalin Couldn’t Kill: Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Thrives Seventy Years after Forced Reunification

    Seventy years ago, on March 8-10, 1946, under orders from Josef Stalin, an illegal “synod” of Kremlin-controlled clergy gathered in the city of Lviv, recently absorbed into the Soviet Union as part of the settlement of World War II. The purpose of the gathering was to liquidate the independent existence of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, or...

    Russia’s Role in the North Korea Conundrum: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?
    Mar08

    Russia’s Role in the North Korea Conundrum: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

    The E-Note 1) reviews the history of Russia’s engagement with North Korea, and 2) traces how Moscow’s approach towards the Hermit Kingdom has changed in the wake of the 2013/2014 Ukraine crisis. Basically, Russia’s growing deference to Chinese interests in East Asia may result in the two countries aligning their interests on...

    Russian Athletes ‘Still Doping’
    Mar08

    Russian Athletes ‘Still Doping’

    German documentary gives new evidence of Russian athletes and coaches violating IAAF and WADA regulations. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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