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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Odessa Project
    Feb18

    The Odessa Project

    Mikheil Saakashvili, governor of Odessa, promised to make the region a “showcase of reform.” He has yet to make good on that promise. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    The Meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, and Its Political Significance for Ukraine and Russia
    Feb18

    The Meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, and Its Political Significance for Ukraine and Russia

    The meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, which took place on 12 February in Havana, has a special religious and political meaning. Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill signed a joint statement in which they referred, among other things, to current events in the world, mainly to conflicts in the Middle East and...

    Russia’s Moves to Gain Dominance in the Black Sea
    Feb18

    Russia’s Moves to Gain Dominance in the Black Sea

    Maksym Bugriy, a research fellow of foreign relations and international security programmes at the Razumkov Centre, has contributed to the Eurasia Daily Monitor published by the Jamestown Foundation on the Ukrainian-Russian disputes over offshore gas and oil fields in the Black Sea. Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 32....

    Russia should participate in the Minsk Agreements as a party to the conflict
    Feb18

    Russia should participate in the Minsk Agreements as a party to the conflict

    It has been a year since on 12 February 2015, the presidents of Ukraine and Russia Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin together with President of France Francois Hollande and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in the so-called Normandy format, in the capital of Belarus, agreed on a set of measures for the conflict resolution and ceasefire in...

    Election watchdog slams law enabling exclusion of candidates after election
    Feb18

    Election watchdog slams law enabling exclusion of candidates after election

    Unless the law is revoked, parties will be able to change the order of candidates on the candidate lists after votes have already been cast. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    The full weight of Russia’s repressive machine for courage
    Feb18

    The full weight of Russia’s repressive machine for courage

    Crimean political prisoner Gennady Afanasyev is not receiving medical treatment for a blood infection and is in a lot of pain. The court has also adjourned a court hearing into his application to be moved to a prison closer to his home …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    NATO — America’s Misguided Instrument of Leadership
    Feb18

    NATO — America’s Misguided Instrument of Leadership

    On the world scene, America is a declining power. This decline is in part domestic and self-inflicted, reflecting a certain weariness and neglect of our social order. No amount of huffing and puffing from politicians will significantly change this decline. But the decline is also relative, relative to the rise of new world powers. China, India,...

    Russia’s Moves to Gain Dominance in the Black Sea
    Feb18

    Russia’s Moves to Gain Dominance in the Black Sea

    Russia’s primary objectives in the Black Sea region are to maximize its strategic and maritime influence there, isolate Ukraine and Georgia, weaken the cohesion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Black Sea security issues, and limit access to the area through the Turkish Straits for the navies of the United States and other...

    Local Observers Predict Resignation of Dagestani Governor
    Feb18

    Local Observers Predict Resignation of Dagestani Governor

    According to local observers, political tensions and rumors about Ramazan Abdulatipov’s imminent resignation as Dagestan’s governor have intensified in the republic since the end of January (Onkavkaz.com, February 8). The rumors increased during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Stavropol region, on January 25, to...

    Moscow Once Again Trying to Put the Kurds in Play Against Turkey
    Feb18

    Moscow Once Again Trying to Put the Kurds in Play Against Turkey

    The Kremlin is once again seeking to use the Kurds, the largest stateless national group in the world, for Moscow’s own purposes. In particular, Russia has opened a quasi-diplomatic representation office in Moscow for Syria’s Kurds. Moreover, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the outspoken leader of the fringe nationalist Liberal Democratic Party...

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