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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Reform and Resistance: Ukraine’s Selective State
    Jan21

    Reform and Resistance: Ukraine’s Selective State

    The halting pace of reform in Ukraine is trying the patience of even those optimistic about the future of the country in the years since Maidan. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Russia’s Ruble Dips to New Lows, But Moscow is Managing
    Jan20

    Russia’s Ruble Dips to New Lows, But Moscow is Managing

    The ruble plunged to new lows today, exceeding 80 to the U.S. dollar for the first time ever. The slump in oil prices – now at $28 per barrel compared with over $100 two years ago – has dragged Russia’s currency down with it. Russia’s government depends on oil earnings for about half of its tax revenue, and commodities constitute the...

    Pride and Pragmatism: Turkish-Russian Relations after the Su-24M Incident
    Jan20

    Pride and Pragmatism: Turkish-Russian Relations after the Su-24M Incident

    Introduction One framework proposed in order to analyze the Middle East treats it as a penetrated regional sub-system. As such, the Middle East is subject to exceptional influence and intervention from the outside world, especially by the great powers operating at the international system level. As Russia’s military posture in Syria has...

    A Conflict Erupts Online Between Ukrainians and Russians
    Jan20

    A Conflict Erupts Online Between Ukrainians and Russians

    A vicious diatribe recently exploded on the Russian Internet between several Ukrainian journalists and bloggers on one side, and prominent Russian opposition bloggers and activists on the other. The discourse reflects the deep divide between the two nations, which has continued to deteriorate since the events of 2014.The debate has been brewing...

    ‘Rape’ of Russian Girl Never Happened: Berlin Police
    Jan20

    ‘Rape’ of Russian Girl Never Happened: Berlin Police

    Story of gruesome abuse of young girl by Arabs ran on most-watched Russian TV station. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Putin admitted that the Minsk Agreements fully met Russian interests
    Jan20

    Putin admitted that the Minsk Agreements fully met Russian interests

    Putin’s statement on the refusal to return control over the state border in the occupied Donbas to Kyiv indicates that the Minsk Agreements are in strict accordance with Russia’s strategy on the resolution of this conflict – this is not a Ukrainian plan. This opinion was expressed by Co-director of Foreign Relations and International...

    How Will Iran’s Oil Exports Rebound?
    Jan20

    How Will Iran’s Oil Exports Rebound?

    Global oil prices hit their lowest point since 2003 after the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations on January 16 lifted sanctions on Iran in response to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s conclusion that the Islamic Republic was in compliance with the terms of a nuclear deal. Brent Crude fell to $27.67 per barrel...

    European Envoys Press Kyiv on Minsk Deal
    Jan20

    European Envoys Press Kyiv on Minsk Deal

    Ukrainian parliament reportedly lacks votes to pass crucial constitutional amendment backed by Brussels and Washington. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Doing “the Most Difficult Job in the World”: The UN Secretary-General in the Past, Present and Future
    Jan20

    Doing “the Most Difficult Job in the World”: The UN Secretary-General in the Past, Present and Future

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, but will also be a time of transition for the organization. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end this year, an occasion that calls for critical reflection as the United Nations prepares to launch the MDGs’ successors, the Sustainable Development...

    With One Eye on Moscow, Europe Presses Ukraine on Reforms
    Jan20

    With One Eye on Moscow, Europe Presses Ukraine on Reforms

    The European Union pressed Ukraine authorities on Monday to overcome political feuding and implement promised reforms as it looks to shore up the country’s democratic and economic credentials. Having so far failed to end the Russian-backed war in eastern Ukraine, Kiev’s western supporters are now seeking to shift the focus onto...

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