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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine, Separatists Report Rise in Eastern Fighting
    Nov12

    Ukraine, Separatists Report Rise in Eastern Fighting

    Reuters. United Kingdom. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Belarus and Published Opinion-Making
    Nov11

    Belarus and Published Opinion-Making

    In early November, journalists and analysts convened in Tallinn, Estonia, for the fifth annual meeting of the “Rubicon” conference fully devoted to issues pertaining to Belarus. This year, the major topic was “Belarus as a factor of regional security and stability.” The participants were unable to come to a consensus on whether Belarusian...

    Normandy Group Micromanaging Fake ‘Election’ Preparations in Donetsk-Luhansk
    Nov11

    Normandy Group Micromanaging Fake ‘Election’ Preparations in Donetsk-Luhansk

    Germany’s Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier hosted a meeting of his Russian, French, and Ukrainian counterparts (“Normandy” group), on November 6, in Berlin, to lift the December deadline on the implementation of the Minsk armistice in Ukraine. This move, a foregone conclusion, may turn the armistice implementation into a...

    Kabardino-Balkarian Experts Say Sources of Instability in Republic Are Unchanged
    Nov11

    Kabardino-Balkarian Experts Say Sources of Instability in Republic Are Unchanged

    In an interview with the website Kavkazskaya Politika, Kabardino-Balkaria’s Deputy Interior Minister Kazbek Tatuev described the republic’s ongoing security dilemmas. According to the official, the underground movement in the republic is structured according to administrative divisions featuring an amir and his deputies (naibs) in...

    Belgrade, Moscow Deepen Relations as EU Offers Serbia Further European Integration
    Nov11

    Belgrade, Moscow Deepen Relations as EU Offers Serbia Further European Integration

    Historic ties between Russia and Serbia are deepening even as the European Union attempts to improve its own relationship with Belgrade. Since the beginning of the year, Russia has sought to increase its trade with Serbia, while the latter has pursued Russian assistance in upgrading its military capabilities (see EDM, September 8). Consequently,...

    Fighting Erupts as Ukraine Tells Troops to Prepare for War
    Nov11

    Fighting Erupts as Ukraine Tells Troops to Prepare for War

    The Times. United Kingdom. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Will Saakashvili’s Defeat in Odesa Be His Ukrainian Waterloo?
    Nov11

    Will Saakashvili’s Defeat in Odesa Be His Ukrainian Waterloo?

    Odesa Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov trounced Solidarity Party’s Sasha Borovik by 53-26 percent in Ukraine’s local elections October 25. Observers reported carousel voting, multiple voting lists, exit poll workers agitating for candidates, and a suspiciously slow vote count.The race for Odesa mayor was a proxy war between Oblast Governor...

    Religion & Liberty: Kitchen Redemption
    Nov11

    Religion & Liberty: Kitchen Redemption

    Brandon Chrostowski demonstrates a cooking technique at Edwins Early in October, I took a trip to Cleveland to learn about Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute and its founder, Brandon Chrostowski. Edwins is the “teaching hospital” of restaurants. It teaches people with zero hospitality experience the basics of restaurant business through a...

    Under the sea: Russia, China and American control of the waterways
    Nov11

    Under the sea: Russia, China and American control of the waterways

    The USS Roosevelt sails the South China Sea. US Navy/ReutersIn the summer of 2007, in a bizarre incident shown live on Russian television, scientists accompanied by a couple of senior politicians descended 4,300 meters to the floor of the Arctic Ocean in two Mir mini submarines. Divers then planted a Russian flag on the seabed, and Russia...

    A Close (and Surprisingly Positive) Encounter with Odesa’s New Police
    Nov11

    A Close (and Surprisingly Positive) Encounter with Odesa’s New Police

    The reorganization and reform of Ukraine’s catastrophically corrupt police force was the top priority when President Petro Poroshenko appointed Eka Zguladze first deputy Interior Minister of Ukraine. Poroshenko wants to emulate the relative success that Georgia’s Rose Revolution reformers garnered in modernizing their small...

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