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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks

    Soaring New Mosque Opens in Russian Capital
    Sep23

    Soaring New Mosque Opens in Russian Capital

    Lack of worship space forces many of Moscow’s 2 million Muslims to pray in the streets. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Savchenko Blasts Prosecution as Her Trial Begins
    Sep23

    Savchenko Blasts Prosecution as Her Trial Begins

    Russia accuses Ukrainian military pilot in murder of two journalists the eastern war zone. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Human Rights Abuses in Russian-Occupied Crimea
    Sep23

    Human Rights Abuses in Russian-Occupied Crimea

    This report documents the state of human rights observance in Crimea since the peninsula was annexed by Russia in March 2014. More specifically, the author examines the extent of discriminatory and repressive policies that have been adopted against the ethnic religious and national groups that opposed the annexation, including the indigenous...

    Finland’s GDP will increase a bit this year – next year growth is expected to accelerate slightly
    Sep23

    Finland’s GDP will increase a bit this year – next year growth is expected to accelerate slightly

    Finland’s GDP will increase by 0.2 per cent in 2015, after which growth will accelerate to 1 per cent in 2016 and to 1.3 per cent in 2017. Export- and investment-led growth requires the continuation of wage moderation and an improvement in competitiveness and recovery of export markets in the expected manner. The euro area continues its...

    Explainer: what diplomatic power does a pope really have?
    Sep23

    Explainer: what diplomatic power does a pope really have?

    They see me rollin’… Reuters/Tony GentilePope Francis is part of the way through his much-anticipated visit to Cuba and the US, which he is visiting for the first time. He is following in the footsteps of his immediate predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who visited Cuba in 2012 and expressed his opposition to the US trade embargo. Now...

    Russia’s War against Terror: the North Caucasus and Beyond
    Sep23

    Russia’s War against Terror: the North Caucasus and Beyond

    While the West is anxiously following Russia’s moves in Syria, the Russian government has once again declared its readiness to support the global struggle against terrorists. Dr. Elena Pokalova will address Russia’s experience combatting terrorism in the North Caucasus, as well as the Kremlin’s participation in the global war on...

    The Legacy of Political Violence Across Generations: Crimean Tatars in Contemporary Russia
    Sep23

    The Legacy of Political Violence Across Generations: Crimean Tatars in Contemporary Russia

    How does a family’s past experience of political violence shape the attitudes and behavior of younger generations? Leonid Peisakhin will address this question by examining the findings of a 2014 multigenerational survey of Crimean Tatars, considered in the context of the deportation of Crimean Tatars to Central Asia in 1944. Directions:...

    Could Russia Have Had a Role in Recent PKK Attacks on Turkish Pipelines?
    Sep23

    Could Russia Have Had a Role in Recent PKK Attacks on Turkish Pipelines?

    On August 25, an explosion occurred on the South Caucasus Pipeline (also known as the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline), which transports natural gas from Azerbaijan, through Georgia, and into Turkey (Anadolu Agency, August 25). According to the Turkish press, the militant organization the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) was behind this...

    Tsentr 2015: Testing Mobility and Strategic Messaging
    Sep23

    Tsentr 2015: Testing Mobility and Strategic Messaging

    Russia’s Armed Forces and security bodies have concluded the primary military exercise of the combat training year. The strategic-operational exercise Tsentr 2015 was the largest of the year, modeling an intervention in Central Asia under the umbrella of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). The exercise took place at training...

    Creating ‘A Piece of America’ in the Carpathian Mountains
    Sep22

    Creating ‘A Piece of America’ in the Carpathian Mountains

    Camp America, located at a charmingly rustic resort in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains, welcomed twenty young Ukrainians for a week in August. For most of them, Camp America—a 24/7 English-language environment where all activities are conducted in English—was their first experience with native English speakers.”I like to tell our...

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