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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    For Decentralization to Work, Reformers Must Support Legislation for Strong Local Governance
    Oct14

    For Decentralization to Work, Reformers Must Support Legislation for Strong Local Governance

    As the August 31 grenade attacks, rioting, and violent protests at Ukraine’s Parliament—the Verkhovna Rada—demonstrated quite literally, the Ukrainian decentralization effort is an explosive issue. Constitutional amendments granting local communities greater governing responsibilities have sparked widespread criticism, both in Ukraine and...

    The New McCarthyism
    Oct14

    The New McCarthyism

    Cold War II is upon us. Once again, to write the phrase “the Kremlin” is to evoke images of an Oriental despotism both ominous and inscrutable, only slightly less sinister than the Dark Tower. Russia, once thought to have been liberated from its Soviet chains, is now the new Mordor. And, of course, Vladimir Putin is the new Sauron: cunning,...

    Russia Slams Dutch MH17 Report
    Oct14

    Russia Slams Dutch MH17 Report

    Aviation Authority calls for new UN probe as Buk missile-maker releases report blaming Ukraine. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Hague to Probe Russian-Georgian ‘War Crimes’
    Oct14

    Hague to Probe Russian-Georgian ‘War Crimes’

    International Criminal Court chief prosecutor ‘has enough evidence’ to investigate alleged atrocities. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukrainian Pilot’s Sister Barred From Russia
    Oct14

    Ukrainian Pilot’s Sister Barred From Russia

    Nadia Savchenko’s sister Vira is the main defense witness in the pilot’s ongoing murder trial. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Lloyds Bank Chairman: EU membership unsustainable without significant change
    Oct14

    Lloyds Bank Chairman: EU membership unsustainable without significant change

    Lloyds Bank Chairman: EU membership unsustainable without significant changeThe Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group Lord Blackwell said in the House of Lords yesterday, “I don’t agree that remaining in the EU without a significant change in the current treaty arrangements is ultimately sustainable”, adding that the Eurozone states need to...

    What are Russia’s grand designs in Central Asia?
    Oct14

    What are Russia’s grand designs in Central Asia?

    Vladimir Putin and friends at the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit in September 2015. EPA/Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria NovostiWhile international attention has focused on Russian military operations in Ukraine and Syria, Moscow has also been involved in a flurry of diplomatic and security initiatives to address the growing...

    On Syria, the West must face facts: Russia can help
    Oct14

    On Syria, the West must face facts: Russia can help

    Western analysts have been at pains to discern Russia’s ‘real aims’ in Syria. But the best explanation probably remains the simplest: the preservation of the existing Syrian state and its institutions in pursuit of a political settlement that limits the amount of Syrian territory under permanent Islamist control. This was the...

    Russian Hybrid War, Euro-Hybrid Democracy in Ukraine’s East (Part Two)
    Oct14

    Russian Hybrid War, Euro-Hybrid Democracy in Ukraine’s East (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have prevailed on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to accommodate pseudo-elections in the Russian-controlled territory into a special Ukrainian law. Poroshenko himself, and the Ukrainian body politic...

    Much more to be done before MH17 findings can support a war crime trial
    Oct14

    Much more to be done before MH17 findings can support a war crime trial

    The reconstructed front of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014. AAP/Lloyd JonesOn Tuesday, the Dutch Safety Board released its report into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014. All on board – 298 people – were killed. MH17 is said to have been downed by a Russian-made...

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