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    Sentence to silence Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov on trial for words he didn’t utter
    Sep29

    Sentence to silence Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov on trial for words he didn’t utter

    Russia’s trial on openly falsified charges of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov has reached its squalid end, with the real aim likely to be reflected in a ban on public activities, accompanying the demanded suspended sentence. No reversion to rule of law is anticipated, although the verdict is due a day after a UN monitoring report expressed...

    Ukraine’s unfinished reform agenda
    Sep29

    Ukraine’s unfinished reform agenda

    Compared to previous attempts, especially those following the Orange Revolution in 2004, the current reform round in Ukraine (since 2014) has proved more successful. Some politically difficult decisions have been taken, such as the elimination of gas subsidies and the restructuring of the banking system. But reform remains incomplete in many...

    Kadyrov’s Myanmar offensive and its consequences
    Sep29

    Kadyrov’s Myanmar offensive and its consequences

    Politics The protests by Russia’s Muslim population against the oppression of their brothers in faith in Myanmar are somewhat reminiscent of Soviet demonstrations against the wars in Vietnam or Grenada – the form and the essence do not coincide. Judging by their form, the protests are devoted to international problems. When one looks at the...

    The great decommunisation. Ukraine’s wartime historical policy
    Sep29

    The great decommunisation. Ukraine’s wartime historical policy

    The war with Russia which began in 2014 has triggered serious changes in the way history is thought about by the Ukrainian public, especially in opinion-forming circles. The liberal reflection critical about the nationalist tradition initiated somewhat earlier has been rejected since wartime requires heroic narratives above all. …read more...

    Five Things to Know About the Zapad-2017 Military Exercise
    Sep29

    Five Things to Know About the Zapad-2017 Military Exercise

    25 September 2017 Mathieu Boulègue TwitterLinkedIn Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme As Russian forces leave Belarus, what are the main lessons to draw from the Zapad-2017 drills? Servicemen take part in the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises Zapad-2017. Photo by Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images Following seven days of...

    It’s time to reboot the Eastern Partnership
    Sep29

    It’s time to reboot the Eastern Partnership

    Remember the Eastern Partnership? Launched in a flurry of ambiguous optimism in 2009, the European Union’s attempt to reach out to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine still staggers on, with a summit in Brussels on 24 November as the next point on a now somewhat threadbare calendar. In the run-up to that came a...

    EU Offers Help to Tackle Food Inferiority in Central and Eastern Europe
    Sep29

    EU Offers Help to Tackle Food Inferiority in Central and Eastern Europe

    Multinationals have “cheated and misled” the east for years, the European Commission says. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Reinvigorating Civil–Military Relationships in Building National Resilience
    Sep29

    Reinvigorating Civil–Military Relationships in Building National Resilience

    Building resilience calls for new types of civil–military partnerships.Russia’s application of a sophisticated hybrid strategy and the rise of Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) have been drivers for change in the complex security environment of the twenty-first century. While the significance of these threats...

    Eastern European Lifestyle Unhealthiest In the World, Study Suggests
    Sep29

    Eastern European Lifestyle Unhealthiest In the World, Study Suggests

    Nine out of the top 10 nations with the least healthy eating, drinking, and smoking habits are in the post-communist region. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    September 22nd, 2017
    Sep29

    September 22nd, 2017

    CHINA China’s Security Chief Calls For Greater Use Of AI To Predict Terrorism, Social Unrest Nectar Gan, South China Morning Post Meng Jianzhu, head of the Communist Party’s central commission for political and legal affairs in charge of the country’s massive security and intelligence systems, pledged at a meeting in Beijing on...

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