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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks

    Meeting the Challenges of Global Polio Eradication
    Sep19

    Meeting the Challenges of Global Polio Eradication

    The number of wild poliovirus cases worldwide is significantly reduced compared to last year, as Pakistan improves its immunization reach and Africa goes more than a year since its last reported case. Nonetheless, substantial challenges remain to global eradication, including newly reported cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus in Ukraine and Mali....

    The Interpreter Report Spurs Fervent Discussion in Washington, D.C.
    Sep19

    The Interpreter Report Spurs Fervent Discussion in Washington, D.C.

    On September 17, staff members of IMR’s The Interpreter project led an impassioned discussion about Western policy toward Russia and Ukraine at the presentation of their new report, “An Invasion by Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine,” in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. …read more Source: Institute of Modern...

    Sochi-2 (And not the Olympics)
    Sep19

    Sochi-2 (And not the Olympics)

    As Russia constructs what a Pentagon spokesman called “a forward operating base” near the Syrian city of Latakia, complete with tanks, artillery, and housing of at least 1,500 troops, the White House is reported to find itself on the horns of two intellectual dilemmas. First, as Press Secretary Josh Ernest averred, “Putin’s true motivations...

    Election 2015: Devising new defence platforms (Part 2)
    Sep18

    Election 2015: Devising new defence platforms (Part 2)

    Part 1, Steve Saideman’s Liberal platform, can be read here. Last week I proposed a Liberal Defence Party Platform since the Liberal Defence Critic had posted one that was pretty thin. I promised to write platforms for the other two major parties (even I would not want to inflict my French on the Bloc Quebecois and the Greens can just shut...

    Investigative Journalists Present Exhaustive Report on ‘Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine’
    Sep18

    Investigative Journalists Present Exhaustive Report on ‘Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine’

    The Russian government under President Vladimir Putin is “directly coordinating and leading the fight to destabilize and disunite Ukraine”—despite Putin’s increasingly desperate efforts to hide the truth—concludes a damning report issued September 17. “An Invasion by Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine” is a joint...

    As Belarusian Election Nears, Domestic Political Situation Heats Up
    Sep18

    As Belarusian Election Nears, Domestic Political Situation Heats Up

    On September 10, four presidential candidates were registered by the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Belarus. Aside from the incumbent, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, these are: Tatyana Korotkevich, from the Speak the Truth campaign; Sergei Gaidukevich, who heads the Liberal Democratic Party; and Nikolay Ulakhovich, a leader of a...

    Is Russia Training Chechen Commandos to Help Syrian Government Forces?
    Sep18

    Is Russia Training Chechen Commandos to Help Syrian Government Forces?

    Politicians in the North Caucasus are increasingly calling on the government to step up efforts against the so-called Islamic State (IS) and take action against Russian citizens who support it. Meanwhile, the militants who became affiliated with the IS in the North Caucasus one year ago have not shown much activity since then (see EDM, September...

    Marina Pesenti appointed Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London
    Sep18

    Marina Pesenti appointed Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London

    The Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University has appointed Marina Pesenti as Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London, after a selection competition conducted by the Steering Committee of the Institute. A native of Kyiv, Marina Pesenti has lived in the UK since 1998. For nine years she presented BBC Ukrainian Service programmes, and later...

    What’s behind Russia’s military build-up in Syria?
    Sep18

    What’s behind Russia’s military build-up in Syria?

    EPA/Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)Evidence is emerging of a significant intensification of Russia’s military support for the Assad government. While the exact scale and purpose of Russia’s latest deployments remain obscure, the available evidence suggests that the Russians are preparing an airbase near the city of Latakia for possible...

    Russian MP: Italian Lawmakers May Visit Crimea Soon
    Sep18

    Russian MP: Italian Lawmakers May Visit Crimea Soon

    TASS. Russia. …read more Source: World Affairs...

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