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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Russian Officials Deny Burning ‘Undesirable’ Books
    Jan18

    Russian Officials Deny Burning ‘Undesirable’ Books

    Mining college says it removed Soros Foundation books from its library but none were burned. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    ISDS Arbitration Upholds Australia’s Plain Packaging Laws
    Jan18

    ISDS Arbitration Upholds Australia’s Plain Packaging Laws

    Tobacco giant Philip Morris has lost a major international legal battle to reverse Australia’s plain packaging laws by using the Australia–Hong Kong Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) of 1993. On 17 December 2015, a three-member arbitral tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that Philip Morris had no...

    INTERESTING TIMES – Lecture by General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of the Defence Staff.
    Jan16

    INTERESTING TIMES – Lecture by General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of the Defence Staff.

    Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2015 16 December 2015 RUSI Whitehall …We must better recognise the power of a potent narrative. In the information age almost all acts of physical violence come with an on-line component, exploiting social networks to manipulate opinion and perception. The tactics employed by Russia in Ukraine, Estonia...

    Strategic, Humanitarian & Propaganda Dimensions of the Conflict in East Ukraine, February 1, 5-6:30pm
    Jan15

    Strategic, Humanitarian & Propaganda Dimensions of the Conflict in East Ukraine, February 1, 5-6:30pm

    This event is organized in partnership with the Russian and Eurasian Security Research Group, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London TIME: February, 1, 17:00-18:30 VENUE: War Studies Meeting Room (K6.07) Speakers: Anna Matveeva, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, King’s College, London Aleksei Bobrovnikov, journalist, 1+1,...

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