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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.
    Oct22

    A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.

    Israeli soldier patrols in Hebron Market on Sep 09 2009. About 500 stores were closed by military order in the center of Hebron since the outbreak of the Second Intifada in 2000. (Image: ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock) In his new film Taxi, Iranian director Jafar Panahi is having a conversation with his young niece. They’re sitting in the cab...

    The Belarus dilemma
    Oct22

    The Belarus dilemma

    There never was much doubt that Alexander Lukashenko would obtain a fifth mandate in the presidential elections held in Belarus on 11 October. The incumbent, often labelled as Europe’s last dictator, won another landslide victory, with 87.75% of the recorded votes. More surprising was the limited protest that greeted his re-election,...

    Moscow School Pulls Album to Remove Down Syndrome Girl
    Oct22

    Moscow School Pulls Album to Remove Down Syndrome Girl

    Parents’ objections to photo of a mentally handicapped first-grader allegedly results in photo album recall. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Germany: Saving Refugees Comes with a Huge Political Price Tag
    Oct22

    Germany: Saving Refugees Comes with a Huge Political Price Tag

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN—The influx of refugees into Germany is forcing its leaders to throw aside some of their long-held convictions and face reality. They are making nice with authoritarian Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to get him to accept more refugees. They are talking to Russian President Vladimir Putin so that he does not further...

    US Slams Assad’s Moscow Visit
    Oct22

    US Slams Assad’s Moscow Visit

    On first foreign trip since 2011, Syrian President thanks Russia for fighting ‘terrorism.’ …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Military Conscription in Europe: New Relevance
    Oct22

    Military Conscription in Europe: New Relevance

    This paper discusses the relevance of military conscription in Europe today. More specifically, it examines 1) the trend of abolishing conscription in Western countries over the last 20 years; 2) the approaches to conscription used by the countries that chose to maintain the practice; 3) why increased threat perceptions following Russia’s...

    Russian Nuclear Campaigner Requests French Asylum
    Oct22

    Russian Nuclear Campaigner Requests French Asylum

    Case highlights restrictions imposed on residents in Russia’s closed cities. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia’s intervention in Syria: Protracting an already endless conflict
    Oct22

    Russia’s intervention in Syria: Protracting an already endless conflict

    Russia’s intervention in Syria has introduced a dangerous new dynamic into an already volatile and complex conflict. Rather than advancing its self-proclaimed objective of fighting terrorism, many more Russian strikes have targeted moderate rebels — “vetted” and supported by the United States — as well as other...

    The EU needs a message people can get behind
    Oct22

    The EU needs a message people can get behind

    A new political message is urgently needed for the EU, and it must be more political and less technocratic than before. Fiscal compacts and banking unions are much needed, but are insufficient to explain the EU’s raison d’etre to the general public. New opportunities such as the Internet of Things could affect the economies of member...

    Propaganda and Paranoia in the Internet Age
    Oct22

    Propaganda and Paranoia in the Internet Age

    Is the internet a tool for setting people free by destroying censorship—or enslaving them through more insidious forms of propaganda? Has it given birth to a new pluralism or a new age of conspiracy thinking? This two-part conversation will explore these theories using examples from Ukraine, ISIS, Iran and beyond. Session 1: How the...

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