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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The race for secretary-general: Where’s Kevin?
    Apr15

    The race for secretary-general: Where’s Kevin?

    Kevin Rudd was at the center of attention at the UN this week, mainly because he wasn’t there. Nine candidates to be the next UN secretary-general addressed the General Assembly between Tuesday and Thursday. Star attractions included two former prime ministers: Antonio Guterres of Portugal and Helen Clark of New Zealand. But there was much...

    Dutch voters now demanding referendum on TTIP
    Apr15

    Dutch voters now demanding referendum on TTIP

    EXCLUSIVE / Dutch voters want a referendum on the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), throwing into doubt the future of the US-EU free trade deal, nine days after the country’s ‘no’ vote in a plebiscite on an EU-Ukraine association agreement. …read more Source:...

    Mounting Concern for Nadiya Savchenko’s Life and Health
    Apr15

    Mounting Concern for Nadiya Savchenko’s Life and Health

    Nadiya Savchenko has now been on dry hunger strike for 9 days and her lawyer reports that she has said she will refuse the intravenous injections she has been receiving from Friday. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    New Ukrainian leaders, same dodgy use of selective prosecutions
    Apr15

    New Ukrainian leaders, same dodgy use of selective prosecutions

    The good news that ex-Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaly Kasko has not been remanded in custody cannot remove the deep concern that an attempt was made to jail an outspoken critic of corruption and stalled reforms. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Stark warning of bloody provocation planned against Crimean Tatars
    Apr15

    Stark warning of bloody provocation planned against Crimean Tatars

    The warning from a well-known Russian analyst that Russia could be planning to use methods seen in the Caucasus to stage a provocation and then a bloody crackdown against Crimean Tatars is difficult to dismiss, and not only because of the virulent propaganda campaign in the Russian and other pro-Kremlin media. …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    Ukraine Must Fully Implement IMF Program, says Former Finance Minister
    Apr14

    Ukraine Must Fully Implement IMF Program, says Former Finance Minister

    Ukraine’s new government must fully implement the International Monetary Fund’s financial assistance program and undertake “painful reforms,” the country’s former Finance Minister, Natalie Jaresko, said on April 14. Jaresko spoke at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council hours after learning she had lost her job in a government...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Elects New Government Amid Political Crisis
    Apr14

    Ukraine’s Parliament Elects New Government Amid Political Crisis

    The Washington Post. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    One Year Later: Islamic State Continues to Expand Inside Russia
    Apr14

    One Year Later: Islamic State Continues to Expand Inside Russia

    The so-called Islamic State (IS) is increasingly infiltrating Russia, threatening its security (Lenta.ru, June 24, 2015). It has been less than one year since the IS claimed to have a “province” in the North Caucasus (Polit.ru, June 24, 2015), and now the organization claims to have expanded beyond the “Caucasus Velayat.” The IS went on to...

    Response from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Bellingcat Regarding Fakery Allegations
    Apr14

    Response from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Bellingcat Regarding Fakery Allegations

    On April 6th 2016 Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova made the following statement about Bellingcat: Bellingcat as an instrument to divert attention from investigating the tragedy of the Malaysian Boeing over Ukraine We took note of an interview with Bellingcat representatives for the BBC in which they sarcastically spoke about some...

    Putin’s Main Target in Syria: Helping al-Assad Win the Civil War
    Apr14

    Putin’s Main Target in Syria: Helping al-Assad Win the Civil War

    On March 14, President Vladimir Putin surprised both friend and foe by announcing that the Russian military mission in Syria was “mostly accomplished” and ordering the withdrawal of “most of our forces” (Kremlin.ru, March 14; see EDM, March 17, 21). A month later, it became apparent Russia’s engagement in Syria still continues and that...

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