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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Petro Burkovskyi – Deputy Chief of the Analytical and Information Division National Institute for Strategic Studies, Kiev
    Feb02

    Petro Burkovskyi – Deputy Chief of the Analytical and Information Division National Institute for Strategic Studies, Kiev

    In the last eight years the European Union has endured a series of unprecedented crises. These have included the global ‘credit crunch’ of 2008-9 that threatened to break up the eurozone, the spillover of Islamist violence and extremism in the wake of the ‘Arab Spring’ and ensuing civil wars in Libya and Syria, and the ‘hybrid...

    Ending the Curse of Oil: Is It Possible?
    Feb02

    Ending the Curse of Oil: Is It Possible?

    Emma Ashford Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World By Leif Wenar Oxford University Press, 2015, $27, 552 pages The oil magnate J. Paul Getty once described his formula for success: “Rise early, work hard, strike oil.” He could not have been more wrong when it comes to states with substantial endowments of natural...

    Maidan: A Tale of Two Movies
    Feb02

    Maidan: A Tale of Two Movies

    One is in the running for an Oscar, another, very different take aired on French television despite Kyiv’s objections. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Continued Relevance of the UN in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security
    Feb02

    The Continued Relevance of the UN in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security

    Location: RUSI WhitehallAs the UN grapples with crises on multiple fronts, not least of which is the ongoing brutal conflict in Syria, it has become fashionable once more to ask whether the UN can genuinely contribute to resolving these problems – whether through the Security Council, peacekeeping or other tools like mediation.H.E. Dr Danilo...

    The plans of the Pentagon – “constrain Putin” in Europe and invest in technologies.
    Feb02

    The plans of the Pentagon – “constrain Putin” in Europe and invest in technologies.

    RUSSIAN ANALYSIS OF WESTERN PRESS ___________________________________ February 2, 2016 The draft US defense budget for 2017 fiscal year implies an increase in the provision for long-term weapons and the American presence in Europe – the Pentagon intends to confront the “technological and military achievements of Russia and China” as well as “to...

    The South Caucasus concert: Each playing its own tune
    Feb02

    The South Caucasus concert: Each playing its own tune

    The countries of the South Caucasus have very different interdependent relations with the European Union (EU), Russia, Turkey, the United States (US) and Iran. Tensions between the EU-US and Russia over Ukraine are further entrenching these interdependent relations and hampering development in the South Caucasus. How can Brussels increase its...

    UK reform package to be tabled in Brussels today
    Feb02

    UK reform package to be tabled in Brussels today

    UK reform package to be tabled in Brussels todayThe BBC reports that national parliaments will be given new powers to block unwanted EU laws as part of the UK’s negotiation. To trigger the so-called ‘red card’, at least 55% of the EU’s national parliaments would have to join forces within twelve weeks of a new law being proposed...

    Confrontation With the West Becomes Personal for Putin—and Inescapable
    Feb01

    Confrontation With the West Becomes Personal for Putin—and Inescapable

    Last week’s (January 26) reporting in the Western media that the United States government was linking Russian President Vladimir Putin to corruption has rocked Russian domestic politics. Specifically, a recent BBC documentary carried remarks to this effect by Acting US Treasury Department Under Secretary Adam J. Szubin, who heads the Office...

    New Emerging Global Trends
    Feb01

    New Emerging Global Trends

    I would like to begin by thanking Professor Vaneeta Patnaik for inviting me on behalf of the National Institute of Juridical Sciences, and the Ministry of External Affairs for making it possible for me to come to Kolkata. I also want to commend Pranaav Gupta and his open minded student collaborators, for inviting me to speak based on having found...

    The Future of Mykolayiv, the Future of Ukraine
    Feb01

    The Future of Mykolayiv, the Future of Ukraine

    In many ways, the problems facing the city of Mykolayiv since the October 2015 local elections are a microcosm of the challenges facing Ukraine’s national leaders. The new mayor, with a strong track record of engaging with civil society on anti-corruption efforts and a fresh face to city politics, faces huge obstacles from old faces who...

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