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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Press conference ‘Citizens of Ukraine on Security: Assessments, Threats, Solutions to Problems’
    Dec17

    Press conference ‘Citizens of Ukraine on Security: Assessments, Threats, Solutions to Problems’

    1 December 2015: the Razumkov Centre held a press conference titled ‘Citizens of Ukraine on Security: Assessments, Threats, Solutions to Problems’. The press conference included the findings of the Razumkov Centre’s sociological research. Participants of the press conference: 1. Andriy Bychenko, Director of Sociological Service; 2....

    Visit of the Macedonian delegation
    Dec17

    Visit of the Macedonian delegation

    A delegation from Macedonia paid a visit to the Razumkov Centre, its members including Mr. Nenad Kolev, Director General of the General Department of Bilateral Cooperation with Countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eurasia and the Pacific Region, and Mr. Stole Zmeykoski, Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to Ukraine. The Razumkov...

    The Revolutionary Path to Reform for Ukraine’s National Police
    Dec17

    The Revolutionary Path to Reform for Ukraine’s National Police

    Ukrainians are growing increasingly impatient with Ukraine’s lack of reforms. But the country’s police reforms are working, says Khatia Dekanoidze, the newly-appointed chief of the Ukrainian National Police.How does she know?”The number one tool to…measure effectiveness of police is trust,” Dekanoidze said on...

    Belarus’ Nobel Prize Winner and Her Country Defy Clichés
    Dec17

    Belarus’ Nobel Prize Winner and Her Country Defy Clichés

    On December 7, Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature, gave her Nobel lecture in Stockholm (Naviny.by, December 7). The lecture was delivered in Russian, the language in which Alexievich writes. In it, she first dwelled on her post–World War II experiences reflected in her most famous non-fiction...

    Destruction of Donbas Economy Supports Local Russia-Backed ‘Insurgency’
    Dec17

    Destruction of Donbas Economy Supports Local Russia-Backed ‘Insurgency’

    Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov’s key energy company DTEK announced the restructuring of its $750 million and $160 million Eurobonds, which are set to mature in 2018 (Interfax-Ukraine, December 1). One of the main reasons for the company’s continuing financial troubles has been the war in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas...

    Obama: The Fairy-Tale President?
    Dec17

    Obama: The Fairy-Tale President?

    (Image: Wikipedia) In fairy tales, the hero makes a wish. After a few trials, the wish comes true, and everyone lives happily ever after. But only in this Disney version of fairy tales is wish fulfillment so straightforward. In Goethe’s modern fairy tale, a scholar dreams of knowledge and power. A stranger grants his wish, but the ambitious...

    Song of Ukraine: Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Lead Singer of Okean Elzy, Shares His Vision for the Future
    Dec16

    Song of Ukraine: Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Lead Singer of Okean Elzy, Shares His Vision for the Future

    It’s not unusual to describe a prominent political figure as a figurative “rock star.” Well in the case of social activist, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, lead vocalist for Okean Elzy (the most successful post-Soviet rock band in Ukraine), it happens to be literally true. The rock icon is also a well-known advocate of Ukrainian national identity and...

    Ukraine: Society No Longer Willing to Compromise with a Compromise
    Dec16

    Ukraine: Society No Longer Willing to Compromise with a Compromise

    Whoever directed the show in Ukraine’s parliament on December 11—when a ruling-party coalition parliamentarian dragged Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk from the podium—may have achieved their objective: there was no serious discussion of the government’s record that day. As a result of internal and external compromises, the current...

    ‘Washington Has Gone From “Regime Change” to “Political Transition” in Syria, But We are Not Stupid’
    Dec16

    ‘Washington Has Gone From “Regime Change” to “Political Transition” in Syria, But We are Not Stupid’

    It is a good sign that John Kerry visited Moscow and had high-level meetings, but we must remember that US foreign policy will not change on a dime, said Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.RT: Washington appears to be backing away from previous calls to isolate Russia… What is behind the...

    “Ukraine is a work in progress by Putin,” Says General Wesley Clark
    Dec16

    “Ukraine is a work in progress by Putin,” Says General Wesley Clark

    Retired US Army General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, has campaigned since 2014 to convince Western governments to provide lethal aid to Ukraine to fend off Russia’s occupation of 9 percent of its territory.In a wide-ranging interview, he talked about why this hasn’t happened and about Russian President...

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