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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Muscovites Urged Not to Kill Like Obama
    Feb17

    Muscovites Urged Not to Kill Like Obama

    Racist Russian ads have likened the U.S. president to a monkey and a chimney sweep. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Belarus: Neither sticks, nor Carrots
    Feb17

    Belarus: Neither sticks, nor Carrots

    In her column for Die Zeit Online, Rakhlei analyzes the decision of the European Union that abolished almost all its sanctions against Belarus. Minsk is ready for mend relations with the West as it seeks to balance its political and economic dependence on Russia. To explain this step, Brussels welcomed the constructive role Belarus played in...

    By giving up on Syria, U.S. hands kingmaker role to Putin
    Feb17

    By giving up on Syria, U.S. hands kingmaker role to Putin

    Pull Quote: Watching events unfold, one comes to the inescapable conclusion that Washington is relinquishing Syria’s future to Moscow because it believes that is the best among a worst set of options. Geopolitics has returned to the Middle East with a vengeance. Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing kingmaker …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Government on the Ropes
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s Government on the Ropes

    Premier Yatsenyuk fends off a challenge from the president, but his legitimacy is slipping with each new corruption scandal. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Offshore Hydrocarbon Resources in the Arctic
    Feb17

    Offshore Hydrocarbon Resources in the Arctic

    The Arctic region has been an area of low tension since the end of the Cold War. This observation is important because the run on hydrocarbons in the Arctic has not resulted in increased rivalries as expected. The outcomes have been international joint ventures in oil and gas project on the economic side and a strengthening of Arctic governance...

    How China Sees Russia
    Feb17

    How China Sees Russia

    At a time when Russian relations with the United States and western European countries are growing cold, the relatively warm ties between China and Russia have attracted renewed interest. Scholars and journalists in the West find themselves debating the nature of the Chinese-Russian partnership and wondering whether it will evolve into an...

    Leaked memo highlights fears of ‘reform contagion’ from UK-EU deal
    Feb17

    Leaked memo highlights fears of ‘reform contagion’ from UK-EU deal

    Leaked memo highlights fears of ‘reform contagion’ from UK-EU dealThe Daily Telegraph reports that a leaked diplomatic text reveals how Belgium, France, Hungary and Spain will seek amendments to the UK-EU deal in a bid to prevent a ‘contagion’ of reform across Europe. Spain fears that Britain is seeking to cut the European Central...

    Arbitration Claims by Ukrainian Investors under the Russia-Ukraine BIT: between Crimea and a Hard Place?
    Feb17

    Arbitration Claims by Ukrainian Investors under the Russia-Ukraine BIT: between Crimea and a Hard Place?

    In the last two years, multiple investment arbitration claims have been registered against Russia in regards to the consequences of its actions in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (“Crimea”). The following cases are of particular interest: Stabil LLC and others v The Russian Federation LLC Lugzor and others v The […]...

    Obama and Israel: The Final Year
    Feb17

    Obama and Israel: The Final Year

    Obama and Israel: The Final Year BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 330, February 17, 2016 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israel needs a more active and aggressive diplomatic strategy to thwart what seems to be an escalating campaign of pressure from the international community on the Palestinian issue; a campaign that President Obama can be expected to lead...

    Making Sense of the Turmoil in Kyiv
    Feb17

    Making Sense of the Turmoil in Kyiv

    Turmoil in Kyiv continued as President Petro Poroshenko called on both Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin to resign on February 16. The President’s parliamentary faction then introduced a resolution in the Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, describing the performance of the cabinet of ministers, headed by...

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