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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Minsk Process Refloats Donetsk-Luhansk Election Plans
    Nov02

    Minsk Process Refloats Donetsk-Luhansk Election Plans

    Recasting Russia’s armed proxies as democratic mandate-holders—and tutoring them to look like that on an election’s schedule—is an innovation of the Minsk armistice and ensuing negotiations on the status of the occupied territories in Ukraine’s east. Russia had never seriously attempted to sell this approach to Western powers in...

    Turning the Page: De-Sovietization and Cultural Reforms in Ukraine
    Nov02

    Turning the Page: De-Sovietization and Cultural Reforms in Ukraine

    In the aftermath of the Euromaidan, Ukrainian leaders have addressed the remnants of the country’s totalitarian past by pursuing de-sovietization and cultural diplomacy projects. The speakers will address the effectiveness of these cultural reforms and the extent to which they align with the country’s political and economic goals....

    Ukraine Must Not Pay Russia
    Nov02

    Ukraine Must Not Pay Russia

    On December 20, Ukraine is supposed to pay Russia $3 billion in return for a Eurobond that Russian President Vladimir Putin issued in December 2013. Ukraine has no reason to pay.In February 2014, the Kremlin launched military aggression against Ukraine, first annexing Crimea and later pursuing military subversion in southern and eastern Ukraine....

    Reanimation Package of Reforms proposes to reform the judiciary system and the ranks of judges through amending the Constitution of Ukraine
    Nov02

    Reanimation Package of Reforms proposes to reform the judiciary system and the ranks of judges through amending the Constitution of Ukraine

    The proposal put forward by the Reanimation Package of Reforms (hereinafter RPR) involves creating a new three-tier judicial system with an open and transparent competition for appointment of judges to each position. …read more Source: Centre for Political and Legal...

    Why the Realists Were Wrong About the War in Ukraine
    Nov02

    Why the Realists Were Wrong About the War in Ukraine

    The ongoing ceasefire in eastern Ukraine may or may not lead to a lasting peace, but it has already had one important consequence: it has undermined both Russian and realist interpretations of the Russo-Ukrainian war.On August 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed that...

    Russian Airliner Broke Up in Midair, Investigators Say
    Nov02

    Russian Airliner Broke Up in Midair, Investigators Say

    Airline exec says ‘external influence’ likely caused the plane to crash in Sinai, killing all on board. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Opposition Bloc will not have a definite lead in local councils in Eastern Ukraine
    Nov02

    The Opposition Bloc will not have a definite lead in local councils in Eastern Ukraine

    In the comment to the website Hlavred, Deputy Director of the Razumkov Centre, Director of Political and Legal Programmes Yuriy Yakymenko spoke about the initial results and main trends of the 2015 local election in Ukraine. A positive aspect is that the election was held within a more or less acceptable framework all over Ukraine, except the...

    EU, US Lift Sanctions on Belarus
    Nov02

    EU, US Lift Sanctions on Belarus

    Lukashenka reportedly eager to reduce Russian influence. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    US Secretary of State Has Reporter Thrown Out of Love Session for Islam Karimov
    Nov02

    US Secretary of State Has Reporter Thrown Out of Love Session for Islam Karimov

    That didn’t go well. At a conference with some of the most repressive (in some cases, the most repressive) of the former Soviet Republics, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry fielded a question about the brutal dictator with whom he’d been sharing a stage — but stopped as his security detail tossed her out. As security men starting...

    The West Needs to Take a Tougher Line with Putin
    Nov02

    The West Needs to Take a Tougher Line with Putin

    By responding more robustly to Russia’s interventions, the West could reduce military asymmetries in Ukraine and Syria and improve prospects for negotiated outcomes. …read more Source:...

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