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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Putin’s Façade
    Apr12

    Putin’s Façade

    At first glance, Russian actions since the 2014 annexation of Crimea appear to signal a resurgence of power in the international system. Increases in military spending, forays into the Middle East, and a foreign policy punching above its weight have all served to remind the world that Russia maintains influence on the global stage. However,...

    Kleptocracy Daily: April 12, 2017
    Apr12

    Kleptocracy Daily: April 12, 2017

    The latest on KI’s website: Casey Michel talks to Will Fitzgibbon of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on the anniversary of the Panama Papers release. KI will host Oleksander Danyliuk, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, for a discussion with Walter Russell Mead at Hudson Institute on April 19. Sign up or watch live....

    Canadian-born Myron Spolsky: “Many processes which occurred in the early days of independence should have been finished that time, but they are unnecessarily slow.”
    Apr12

    Canadian-born Myron Spolsky: “Many processes which occurred in the early days of independence should have been finished that time, but they are unnecessarily slow.”

    Written by: Taras Kosiuk, Yevgeny Matyushenko Source: UNIAN UNIAN sat down with Myron Spolsky, one of the leaders of the Ukrainian scouting organization Plast, an entrepreneur who has once moved from Canada to Ukraine and observed how the Ukrainian state and society have been changing over the years of independence. Mr Spolsky told his story of...

    April 12th, 2017
    Apr12

    April 12th, 2017

    CHINA China Urged to Come Clean About “Grotesque” Level of Capital Punishment Simon Denyer, WASHINGTON POST China is the world’s biggest executioner, putting to death considerably more people every year than the rest of the world combined. Yet its “horrifying” use of the death penalty remains shrouded in secrecy and plagued by injustice,...

    Cold War II? What history can tell us about the present
    Apr12

    Cold War II? What history can tell us about the present

    shutterstock/Everett Historicalk/Russia’s relationship with the West is on a knife edge, with multiple allegations of Russian involvement in the affairs of other countries. But are these the beginnings of “Cold War II”? And can Cold War history provide potential lessons for today’s politicians? As US secretary of state Rex Tillerson...

    Is Europeanization losing its sex appeal?
    Apr12

    Is Europeanization losing its sex appeal?

    In late 2008, at the onset of the global economic crisis which put the European Union, and especially its single currency, at the core, a new approach to Europe’s relations with its eastern neighbours was starting to take form. It was in December when the idea of the Eastern Partnership was officially put on paper. The document,...

    Pro-Ukrainian victim of savage attack faces ’extremism’ sentence for Crimea is Ukraine post
    Apr12

    Pro-Ukrainian victim of savage attack faces ’extremism’ sentence for Crimea is Ukraine post

    Ukrainian activist Ihor Movenko is facing criminal prosecution in Russian-occupied Crimea for so-called ‘extremism’, 7 months after a vicious attack on the 39-year-old from Sevastopol resulted in administrative charges against the victim, and no criminal investigation against the man who attacked him. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    Russian war crimes in Ukraine are of interest, Mr Tillerson
    Apr12

    Russian war crimes in Ukraine are of interest, Mr Tillerson

    Exactly 3 years ago, former Russian military intelligence officer Igor Girkin, with heavily armed Russian and pro-Russian militants seized Sloviansk in the Donetsk oblast, beginning a Russian-funded, armed and manned war that has continued to this day …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Putin’s National Guard Cracks Down On Opposition Activists In Irkutsk
    Apr12

    Putin’s National Guard Cracks Down On Opposition Activists In Irkutsk

    Although the official mission of the National Guard is to combat terrorism, many in Russia believe its true purpose is to protect Vladimir Putin and the government. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    For Rex Tillerson in Russia, stakes are high and outlook is dim
    Apr12

    For Rex Tillerson in Russia, stakes are high and outlook is dim

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is welcomed by U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft Maxim Shemetov/ReutersDonald Trump entered office in January vowing to improve US relations with Russia. Less than three months into his presidency, however, the prospects for a rapprochement with Putin seem to be as remote as they have been under any of his...

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