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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Are We Incapable of Ending Wars?
    Mar09

    Are We Incapable of Ending Wars?

    (Image: Flickr / Ivana Vasilj) Jason Smith was both very unlucky and very lucky. His bad luck began on February 20, 2015, when he was walking back to his home in McAdoo, Pennsylvania on a very cold evening. He doesn’t quite remember what happened, but he thinks that he tripped and fell face down into the snow. He lost consciousness and...

    Tyrannical Tendencies: Ukraine’s New January 16th Law
    Mar09

    Tyrannical Tendencies: Ukraine’s New January 16th Law

    On February 16, the same day it almost approved no confidence in the government, Ukraine’s parliament successfully passed law #3700 on its eighteenth attempt. While the law was overshadowed by the controversy over the vote on the government, the legislation is the equivalent of a new “January 16th law” for Ukrainian politicians.What is a...

    Chernobyl Still a Hazardous Wasteland, Greenpeace Says
    Mar09

    Chernobyl Still a Hazardous Wasteland, Greenpeace Says

    Strontium-90 levels have actually risen, posing a danger to people living near the devastated nuclear plant. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukrainian Buk Footage from July 16, 2014 Geolocated
    Mar09

    Ukrainian Buk Footage from July 16, 2014 Geolocated

    On July 16, 2014, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense’s television network aired a program about the military situation in Ukraine with the caption “Servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces patrol the area of the ATO zone.” In a segment of this video, two Buk missile launchers, a Buk Snow Drift Radar, and a ST-68 Tin Shield Radar are shown....

    One of the largest enterprises of chemical industry of Ukraine to be privatized
    Mar09

    One of the largest enterprises of chemical industry of Ukraine to be privatized

    February 16, 2016 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law on amendments to the privatization process. The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) will be responsible for the implementation of the law. Hundreds of companies from energy sector, chemical industry, port infrastructure on the list. Over 25 biggest state-owned entities are...

    The problem of VAT non-compliance in Poland
    Mar09

    The problem of VAT non-compliance in Poland

    Language English “VAT Gap in Poland grows rapidly, and budget revenues from VAT remain unstable. It is possible to gradually reduce the VAT gap and maintain it at low level, but it takes time. However, a complete elimination of the GAP is impossible, because a certain part of VAT non-compliance has a “natural” character. The fight against shadow...

    A vibrant civil society is central to democratic consolidation in Tunisia
    Mar09

    A vibrant civil society is central to democratic consolidation in Tunisia

    Unemployed graduates in Tunisia demonstrate to demand that the government provides job opportunities. Reuters/Zoubeir SouissiIn late 2010 demonstrations in Tunisia sparked a popular push for democratisation through the Arab world in what became known as the Arab Spring. The uprisings saw Tunisia emerge from 23 years of despotic rule under...

    Russians detained for supporting Nadiya Savchenko
    Mar09

    Russians detained for supporting Nadiya Savchenko

    So far Moscow police have detained 39 Russians, most women marking International Women’s Day by demanding the release of imprisoned Ukrainian Nadiya Savchenko. The Russian enforcement officers have, in turn, been marking International Women’s Day by detaining them all, though not as roughly as those taken away while demanding the...

    What Nadiya Savchenko’s Example Can Teach the West
    Mar09

    What Nadiya Savchenko’s Example Can Teach the West

    March 5 marked the sixty-third anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s death. A friend texted me a photo of a poster from a Moscow bus shelter, a death mask of the Soviet dictator, captioned with the words: “That one died, this one will, too,” presumably a reference to Russia’s current ruler Vladimir Putin. There’s a certain...

    Gerasimov Calls for New Strategy to Counter Color Revolution
    Mar09

    Gerasimov Calls for New Strategy to Counter Color Revolution

    Russia’s top brass has called on leading military theorists and specialists as well as the defense industry and the government to jointly develop a “soft power” strategy to counter the potential threat from “color revolutions.” The annual general meeting of the Academy of Military Sciences (Akademiya Voyennykh Nauk—AVN), on February 27, saw...

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