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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Elite Opinion After Crimea
    Mar23

    Russian Elite Opinion After Crimea

    Information about the views of the Russian elite, a segment of the population that has grown increasingly guarded and circumspect during the 2000s, is hard to come by. Nevertheless, aggregate data analysis suggests some conclusions about key features of elite opinion following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. | Русский …read...

    Memo to Secretary Kerry: Russia Is Weaker Than You Think
    Mar23

    Memo to Secretary Kerry: Russia Is Weaker Than You Think

    When US Secretary of State John Kerry goes to Moscow this week, he should keep in mind that Russia’s recent military engagements in Ukraine and Syria represent an attempt to manipulate perceptions. The Kremlin wants to position itself as a peer of America, open to cooperation against ISIS, but capable of military threats against US allies,...

    The Russians Are Leaving Syria.  Why the Surprise?
    Mar23

    The Russians Are Leaving Syria. Why the Surprise?

    BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 334, March 23, 2016 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The partial departure of Russian forces from Syria reflects Vladimir Putin’s achievement of several well-defined goals, including the stabilization of Bashar al-Assad and the bolstering of Russia’s global diplomatic position. The resultant balance of power in...

    Ioannis Karras: Ukraine Needs Patience to Get into the EU
    Mar23

    Ioannis Karras: Ukraine Needs Patience to Get into the EU

    Ioannis Karras, Assistant Professor of History Freiburg University, Visiting Lecturer International Hellenic University Thessaloniki …read more Source: Institute of World...

    Cynical Farce Though It Is, Nadiya Savchenko Must Appeal
    Mar23

    Cynical Farce Though It Is, Nadiya Savchenko Must Appeal

    A legal trial that is run according to a prewritten script is no trial, and no justice. But by rejecting the appeal procedure, Nadiya Savchenko is making a grave mistake because it removes the possibility of applying to the European Court of Human Rights, and because her case has made the-farce-which-is-Russian-justice clear to the world and the...

    Body Of Ukrainian Reporter Gongadze Finally Buried
    Mar23

    Body Of Ukrainian Reporter Gongadze Finally Buried

    The body of Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze has been buried in Kyiv, nearly 16 years after his killing, but family and friends say their fight for justice is not over. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russian Journalists Sent to Be Killed
    Mar23

    Russian Journalists Sent to Be Killed

    Russia’s use of the death of two journalists for its high-profile trial in Russia of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian military pilot captured in Ukraine seems particularly cynical given the total silence over the deaths of other Russian journalists, including one who was almost certainly deliberately sent to his death. …read more...

    Russian court sentences Ukraine’s Savchenko to 22 years in jail
    Mar22

    Russian court sentences Ukraine’s Savchenko to 22 years in jail

    A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko to 22 years in jail after finding her guilty of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists during the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Big Rise In Number of Russian Living In Poverty
    Mar22

    Big Rise In Number of Russian Living In Poverty

    Nearly 20 million people are now eking out a living on wages which are below the poverty line, latest state statistics show. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian Court Finds Ukraine’s Defiant Pilot Savchenko Guilty
    Mar22

    Russian Court Finds Ukraine’s Defiant Pilot Savchenko Guilty

    Nothing in the Nadiya Savchenko case has been easy or fast. The famed Ukrainian pilot whom Russia has charged with complicity in the deaths of two Russian journalists can’t even get a quick verdict at the end of a trial that has lasted nine months.On March 22, the court found Savchenko guilty of all charges and sentenced her to twenty-two...

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