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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine Reform Monitor: February 2016
    Feb19

    Ukraine Reform Monitor: February 2016

    The biggest challenges facing Ukraine are its long-standing, systemic failures-a corrupt government and a political system dominated by big business. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    It will be difficult to restore cooperation between government and parliament
    Feb19

    It will be difficult to restore cooperation between government and parliament

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a no-confidence motion in parliament after President Petro Poroshenko had called for a “complete government reboot” to end political turmoil that’s jeopardizing the economy and billions of dollars of foreign aid, the Washington Post writes. “The situation will remain tense,” Yuriy...

    Russian Media Portray American Putin Defender as U.S. Agent
    Feb19

    Russian Media Portray American Putin Defender as U.S. Agent

    A former nurse who has dedicated her life to improving ties with Moscow cast as insidious agent of American influence. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian Premier Bypasses Ban on File-Sharing Site
    Feb19

    Russian Premier Bypasses Ban on File-Sharing Site

    Determined users can easily slip past Russia’s strict anti-piracy laws. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Poroshenko’s Risky Play with Ukraine’s Government
    Feb19

    Poroshenko’s Risky Play with Ukraine’s Government

    The Ukrainian parliament on 16 February did not back a vote of no confidence in the government. Voting was conducted at the request of the two parties of the ruling coalition after sharp criticism by President Petro Poroshenko of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Paradoxically, however, the government was able to remain in place mainly because,...

    The Oligarchs Are Becoming Stronger in Ukraine
    Feb19

    The Oligarchs Are Becoming Stronger in Ukraine

    Despite repeated attempts to undertake reforms aimed at increasing the transparency of the state, Ukraine remains a country in which oligarchs play a key and the negative role. They control a significant part of industry and the most important media. The most recent local elections showed that they are building their own political centres and...

    Fascists And Evil Americans: Ukrainian Separatists Launch Magazine For Kids
    Feb19

    Fascists And Evil Americans: Ukrainian Separatists Launch Magazine For Kids

    A ruthless cookie-baking overlord named Fashiston dressed in the colors of the American flag. An evil woman named Gnuland handing out treats to masked men controlled by a pig-headed Ukrainian. And a kind, well-dressed man called Papa who has a striking resemblance to Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    FSB armed terror, torture & lawlessness against Crimean Muslims
    Feb19

    FSB armed terror, torture & lawlessness against Crimean Muslims

    Armed searches are continuing in Russian-occupied Crimea with torture methods used against at least one Crimean Tatar. More details have also emerged of the four Crimean Muslims remanded in custody, though none that could possibly explain their arrest. The wife of the sole non-Crimean Tatar assumes that her husband is under arrest so that the...

    Tortured in God’s Name in Occupied Donbas
    Feb19

    Tortured in God’s Name in Occupied Donbas

    If it was bad for dialogue between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill to admit to Russia’s pivotal role in the war in Ukraine, they should have kept off the subject altogether, particularly given the evidence of systematic religious persecution by Russian & Russian-backed militants and the role played by many paramilitary groups under...

    The European Union Lifts Its Sanctions Against Belarus
    Feb18

    The European Union Lifts Its Sanctions Against Belarus

    Just days before the European Union Foreign Affairs Council’s resolution to lift the sanctions imposed on Belarus in the aftermath of the December 2010 presidential elections, the Belarusian media were full of musings and speculations about the upcoming decision. Some, like veteran opposition journalist Alexander Klaskovsky, opined that the...

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