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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Social Media and Terrorist Financing: Time for a Focused Response
    Oct16

    Social Media and Terrorist Financing: Time for a Focused Response

    Social media has attracted scrutiny as a tool for promoting extremism. Its power to support terrorist financing requires equal attention.Download the article (PDF)In recent months, social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have found themselves in the spotlight as global leaders and policymakers have pressured them to do more...

    A Most Dangerous Option for Germany
    Oct16

    A Most Dangerous Option for Germany

    By George Friedman Last week, a delegation of executives from major German corporations met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Such delegations are unremarkable. Sometimes they travel together to meet with foreign leaders. It is sometimes routine, sometimes a courtesy. But occasionally, it has significance. In the case of Russia-Germany...

    The Militia Option in Syria
    Oct16

    The Militia Option in Syria

    Free Syrian Army rebels take up positions against Assad militias on the outskirts of Maraat al-Numan, Idlib, Syria, image via Syria Freedom House Flickr CCBESA Center Perspectives No. 616, October 16, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The war in Syria has focused attention on the role of militia forces. Although we may see the phenomenon as entirely...

    Ukraine remembers Petro Grigorenko as his words in defence of Crimean Tatars could get you arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Oct16

    Ukraine remembers Petro Grigorenko as his words in defence of Crimean Tatars could get you arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea

    It is 110 years since the birth of Petro Grigorenko, Soviet General, founding member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, victim of punitive psychiatry and defender of the Crimean Tatar people. The anniversary is of acute poignancy at a time when Crimean Tatars are once again facing discrimination and persecution in their homeland under Russian...

    Journalist facing persecution in Azerbaijan detained in Ukraine
    Oct16

    Journalist facing persecution in Azerbaijan detained in Ukraine

    Fikret Guseinov, a journalist working from Dutch exile for the opposition TV Turan channel, was detained on October 14 at Kyiv’s Boryspil Airport. Since one of the charges against him is of ‘illegally crossing the border’ when he left Azerbaijan in 2008, the question yet again arises of what checking procedure Interpol uses before...

    Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov sent to brutal prison north of the Arctic Circle
    Oct16

    Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov sent to brutal prison north of the Arctic Circle

    It seems very likely that the Kremlin’s most famous Ukrainian political prisoner, Oleg Sentsov, has been taken to the ‘White Bear’ Prison Colony ‘north of the Arctic Circle’. The place could not be more remote and unsuited for a Ukrainian accustomed to the warm climate of Crimea, and the prison has a reputation for brutality...

    49 Crimean Tatars detained for legal pickets demanding an end to persecution
    Oct15

    49 Crimean Tatars detained for legal pickets demanding an end to persecution

    Crimean Tatars have reacted to the new arrests on ‘terrorism’ charges of civic activists in Russian-occupied Crimea by holding single-person pickets with placards reading: “Crimean Tatars are not terrorists. Give children their fathers back” and “Fabricating criminal cases – it’s this that’s TERROR”. . …read more Source:...

    The Kurdish Question Part Two: Regional relationships and implications.
    Oct14

    The Kurdish Question Part Two: Regional relationships and implications.

    Kurdish territories in Syria and Iraq have expanded dramatically as a consequence of wars forced upon the Kurds and they have demonstrated a knack for both political representation and the participation of women in political and military affairs. This is a far cry from their status under the Syria of Hafez al-Assad, where they were barely...

    Watch List Findings: Oct. 14, 2017
    Oct14

    Watch List Findings: Oct. 14, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 13, 2017
    Oct13

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 13, 2017

    ​ UK: London kleptocracy tours continue to highlight the dark side of globalization, writes Emanuele Midolo. (Property Week) Russia: Mark Galeotti, Lilia Shevtsova, Vladislav Inozemtsev, and KI Advisory Council member Hannah Thoburn explain how kleptocracy informs the Kremlin’s foreign policy. (NED) Senators McCain and Cardin chastised the...

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