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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    EU states consider adopting UK’s reforms on migrants’ access to benefits
    Jan18

    EU states consider adopting UK’s reforms on migrants’ access to benefits

    EU states consider adopting UK’s reforms on migrants’ access to benefitsThe Financial Times reports that a number of other countries – including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany and the Netherlands – are considering whether to introduce a variant of the UK’s reform of limiting access to in-work benefits for EU migrants. The...

    Cyberattack on Ukraine grid: here’s how it worked and perhaps why it was done
    Jan18

    Cyberattack on Ukraine grid: here’s how it worked and perhaps why it was done

    Could the hack that took out the power grid in Ukraine happen in the U.S.? rainchurch/flickr, CC BY-SAOn December 23, 2015, two days before Christmas, the power grid in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine went down for a reported six hours, leaving about half the homes in the region with a population of 1.4 million without power, according to...

    Russian Officials Deny Burning ‘Undesirable’ Books
    Jan18

    Russian Officials Deny Burning ‘Undesirable’ Books

    Mining college says it removed Soros Foundation books from its library but none were burned. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    ISDS Arbitration Upholds Australia’s Plain Packaging Laws
    Jan18

    ISDS Arbitration Upholds Australia’s Plain Packaging Laws

    Tobacco giant Philip Morris has lost a major international legal battle to reverse Australia’s plain packaging laws by using the Australia–Hong Kong Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) of 1993. On 17 December 2015, a three-member arbitral tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that Philip Morris had no...

    INTERESTING TIMES – Lecture by General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of the Defence Staff.
    Jan16

    INTERESTING TIMES – Lecture by General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of the Defence Staff.

    Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2015 16 December 2015 RUSI Whitehall …We must better recognise the power of a potent narrative. In the information age almost all acts of physical violence come with an on-line component, exploiting social networks to manipulate opinion and perception. The tactics employed by Russia in Ukraine, Estonia...

    Strategic, Humanitarian & Propaganda Dimensions of the Conflict in East Ukraine, February 1, 5-6:30pm
    Jan15

    Strategic, Humanitarian & Propaganda Dimensions of the Conflict in East Ukraine, February 1, 5-6:30pm

    This event is organized in partnership with the Russian and Eurasian Security Research Group, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London TIME: February, 1, 17:00-18:30 VENUE: War Studies Meeting Room (K6.07) Speakers: Anna Matveeva, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, King’s College, London Aleksei Bobrovnikov, journalist, 1+1,...

    Poroshenko Pledges to Regain Lost Territory
    Jan15

    Poroshenko Pledges to Regain Lost Territory

    Peace process foresees return of rebel territory to Kyiv’s control, but Russia is not likely to give up Crimea. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Moldovan President Tries Again to Name a Premier
    Jan15

    Moldovan President Tries Again to Name a Premier

    One candidate for prime minister rejected by parliament, another by the president in last month. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Growing Threat of Russian Influence in Georgian Army
    Jan15

    Growing Threat of Russian Influence in Georgian Army

    Since the Bucharest summit of April 2008, when the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) pledged that Georgia (and Ukraine) “will become members of NATO” (Summitbucharest.ro, April 3, 2008), the South Caucasus country has achieved a number of important milestones on its path to closer integration with the Alliance. Among the most recent have...

    Putin Calls on Germany to Mend Fences by Recognizing Russian ‘National’ Interests
    Jan15

    Putin Calls on Germany to Mend Fences by Recognizing Russian ‘National’ Interests

    It has become a cliché to write off President Vladimir Putin’s anti-Western pitches as only intended for internal consumption—uttered to rally the population around the Kremlin and dampen possible social discontent in times of economic and financial strain. However, in a recent interview for the German weekly Bild, clearly aimed at a...

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