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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Belarus at a crossroads
    Jan21

    Belarus at a crossroads

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Belarus has maintained a largely non-market economic system. This did not prevent rapid growth of its economy over a sustained period up to 2011. However, the period of economic growth in Belarus seems to be over. The factors that underpinned Belarus’s growth, mainly the beneficial external...

    Until the government creates free coal market, miners’ strikes will continue
    Jan21

    Until the government creates free coal market, miners’ strikes will continue

    Protest mood remains among the miners in Western Ukraine. The reason is wage arrears. Last week, miners of the Stepova mine, which is owned by the state enterprise Lvivvuhillia, even closed the international road Lviv-Rava-Ruska. Later, the protesters agreed to unblock the road but the problem remains, informs the news agency Deutsche Welle. The...

    Putin Aide Surkov Pressures Abkhazia Into Joining Russian Sanctions Against Turkey
    Jan21

    Putin Aide Surkov Pressures Abkhazia Into Joining Russian Sanctions Against Turkey

    On January 12, the government of Abkhazia published a statement that paves the way for the breakaway Georgian region to join Russian sanctions against Turkey. The move further reduces Abkhazia’s political autonomy and pushes it into Moscow’s arms. Bilateral trade between Abkhazia and Turkey in 2014 was estimated to be $200 million,...

    Trade War With Russia Prompts Ukraine to Look for New Markets, Transit Routes
    Jan21

    Trade War With Russia Prompts Ukraine to Look for New Markets, Transit Routes

    Moscow is openly unhappy with the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, which came into effect starting on January 1, 2016. Consequently, Russia has slapped an embargo on Ukrainian food and complicated the transit of Ukrainian goods across Russian territory. Ukraine responded with similar...

    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...

    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...

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