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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The UN Intervention Brigade: A Force for Change in DR Congo?
    Feb15

    The UN Intervention Brigade: A Force for Change in DR Congo?

    With troops assigned to the UN’s new offensive unit in the DR Congo arriving in Goma, hopes for a tougher response to the region’s non-state armed groups have been raised. Yet while novel, the deployment of the unit poses its own challenges. On 28 March, the UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2098, extending the mandate...

    Will Economics Threaten Putin’s Position?
    Feb15

    Will Economics Threaten Putin’s Position?

    The slide in the value of the Rouble reveals weaknesses in the Russian economy. However, it is unclear whether such difficulties will loosen President’s Putin’s grip on power. In recent weeks, President Vladmir Putin has made two big speeches in December: one annual address to the Federal Assembly on 4 December and one annual press...

    Militarising the EU Migration Plan: A Flawed Approach
    Feb15

    Militarising the EU Migration Plan: A Flawed Approach

    The plan announced by EU foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini in May to combat human smuggling in the Mediterranean demonstrated a failure of EU advisers, ministers and bodies to understand the entirety of the problem to be addressed, to seek relevant lessons on counter-migration policy, or to develop the kind of comprehensive approach that...

    Observers: Fighting Flares In Eastern Ukraine, Residents In ‘Dire’ Situation
    Feb15

    Observers: Fighting Flares In Eastern Ukraine, Residents In ‘Dire’ Situation

    OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier says it’s difficult for the OSCE monitors to determine whether Russian soldiers and arms are crossing into Ukraine now because they only have a mandate to observe at two border crossings, where they are positioned on the Russian side. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Donbas militants could sentence Ukrainian hostages to death for ’spying’
    Feb15

    Donbas militants could sentence Ukrainian hostages to death for ’spying’

    The first official ‘death penalty’ in the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [‘DNR’] was announced on Feb 12, following new seizures of civilians, such as 60-year-old academic Ihor Kozlovsky and assertions that the Kremlin-backed militants are not holding hostages, only people accused of ‘crimes’ who could face...

    Portman, Durbin, Shaheen, and Senate Ukraine Caucus Reaffirm Commitment to Help Ukraine Take on Corruption
    Feb14

    Portman, Durbin, Shaheen, and Senate Ukraine Caucus Reaffirm Commitment to Help Ukraine Take on Corruption

    Senators Lead Bipartisan Letter to President Petro Poroshenko Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), co-chairs of the bipartisan Senate Ukraine Caucus, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on European Affairs spearheaded a letter expressing concern to Ukrainian...

    Technocrats Are Not the Answer to Ukraine’s Woes
    Feb14

    Technocrats Are Not the Answer to Ukraine’s Woes

    Transatlantic TakePhoto: Evgeniy Maloletka, The Associated Press WASHINGTON—Just over a week ago, the dramatic resignation of Ukraine’s respected economy minister, Aivaras Abramovicius — and his accusation that the country’s leaders continue to tolerate corruption — led many Western analysts and officials to call for non-political...

    Polish military potential generated at random, and Russia continues to modernize.
    Feb13

    Polish military potential generated at random, and Russia continues to modernize.

    Interview with Maciej Milchanovski – the head of the Graduate School of Research Institute of National Security Problems of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów. 02/13/2016 Maciej Milczanowski Dziennik Gazeta Prawna: What is the current situation in Poland is waiting? Our main ally, the United States withdrew from Europe, while...

    Crimean Tatar Rights Activist & 3 others jailed on Russian-style ’terrorism’ charges
    Feb13

    Crimean Tatar Rights Activist & 3 others jailed on Russian-style ’terrorism’ charges

    A court in Russian-occupied Simferopol has remanded in custody four Crimean Muslims, including Emir-Huseyn Kuku from the Crimean Contact Group on Human Rights. The court hearings coincided with a second day of armed searches specifically of Crimean Tatar homes. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    New Attack on Crimean Tatar Muslims in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Feb13

    New Attack on Crimean Tatar Muslims in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Emir Huseyn KukuUPDATE Four Crimean Tatars, including Emir Huseyn Kuku, a member of the Crimean Contact Group on Human Rights, remain in custody after a day in which the Russian FSB and OMON riot police carried out at least eleven armed searches of Crimean Tatar Muslim homes and detained 12 people. Fears that Russia is fabricating a new...

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