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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia brazenly flouts UN Hague Court and jails Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov
    Sep29

    Russia brazenly flouts UN Hague Court and jails Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov

    In a shock move on September 27, a Russian-controlled ‘court’ in Crimea sentenced 60-year-old Ilmi Umerov, who has multiple serious illnesses, to two years’ imprisonment. Given the suspended sentence of journalist Mykola Semena on analogous charges just one week ago, the conclusion seems clear that the harsher sentence in this case is...

    The Atlantic Council: ‘Debates’ Between People Who Hate Russia & People Who Really Hate Russia
    Sep29

    The Atlantic Council: ‘Debates’ Between People Who Hate Russia & People Who Really Hate Russia

    Welcome to the Atlantic Council. A think tank which isn’t given to introspection and which ultimately amounts to NATO’s propaganda arm. This week, I endured an Atlantic Council echo-chamber to spare you the bother. The list of lobbyists retained by the club (who prefer to call each other ‘fellows’) reads like a veritable...

    A U.N. Peacekeeping Operation Is the Only Way Forward In Ukraine
    Sep29

    A U.N. Peacekeeping Operation Is the Only Way Forward In Ukraine

    A complete cessation of violence in southeastern Ukraine, the essential first condition of Minsk implementation, requires nothing less than a full-scale peacekeeping operation authorized by the U.N. Security Council. | Русский …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    September 26th, 2017
    Sep29

    September 26th, 2017

    CHINA China Blocks WhatsApp Messages The Daily Telegraph Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days to the Facebook-owned service, which...

    September 25th, 2017
    Sep29

    September 25th, 2017

    CHINA China Fines Social-Media Giants for Hosting Banned Content Josh Chin, The Wall Street Journal Chinese internet regulators said they have hit operators of three of the country’s biggest social-media platforms with the maximum fine allowable under a new cybersecurity law for hosting fake news, pornography and other forms of banned...

    Should the United States Arm Ukraine?

    While analysts agree that diplomacy is the ideal route to ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine, they disagree on whether the United States sending defensive weapons to Ukraine will achieve that end. On September 22, the Atlantic Council, in collaboration with the Charles Koch Institute, hosted a debate between experts: Should the United States...

    Moving message of solidarity from Kremlin hostage Roman Sushchenko on sentence of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov
    Sep29

    Moving message of solidarity from Kremlin hostage Roman Sushchenko on sentence of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov

    There has been widespread condemnation of Russia’s two-year prison sentence on Crimean Tatar leader lmi Umerov “for voicing dissent against the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula”. The most poignant was from Roman Sushchenko, the Ukrainian journalist seized by the Russian FSB almost exactly a year ago …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s more accessible and independent Constitutional Court
    Sep29

    Ukraine’s more accessible and independent Constitutional Court

    A critical overview of changes to Ukraine’s Constitutional Court …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Energy analyst: Russian proposals to use Ukrainian pipelines a ‘joke’
    Sep29

    Energy analyst: Russian proposals to use Ukrainian pipelines a ‘joke’

    If Russia’s gas supply to Europe is to remain reliable, the Ukrainian system must run parallel to Nord Stream 2, Oleksandr Sukhodolia told EURACTIV Slovakia. …read more Source:...

    Watch List Findings: Sept. 23, 2017
    Sep23

    Watch List Findings: Sept. 23, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

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