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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Security Regime on Latvia’s Eastern Border Needs Substantial Investment
    Feb20

    Security Regime on Latvia’s Eastern Border Needs Substantial Investment

    Different time zones and long geographical distance separate Latvia from the southern borders of the European Union, which, since last year, has been absorbing an unprecedented influx of thousands of displaced persons escaping war and poverty in Syria and the wider Middle East or looking for a better life in the richest European countries....

    Surkov and Gryzlov: Russia’s New Negotiators on Ukraine (Part One)
    Feb20

    Surkov and Gryzlov: Russia’s New Negotiators on Ukraine (Part One)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently appointed Vladislav Surkov and Boris Gryzlov to negotiate—in two separate formats—an outcome to Russia’s war in Ukraine’s east (Censor.net.ua, January 15, 2016; TASS, December 26, 2015). Surkov and Gryzlov have long-standing personal ties to Putin and will report to him on their new...

    Uncle Sam prepares  an unpleasant surprise for moles of Lubyanka in Ukraine.
    Feb19

    Uncle Sam prepares an unpleasant surprise for moles of Lubyanka in Ukraine.

    / Forced – mandatory lustration …? / – GCSSI Oleg Leusenko 02/17/2016 / The inscription on the poster: “You have come off mustache” / US preparing is an unpleasant surprise for Putin’s agents in Ukraine is possible not only in the Ukraine alone, but in other former Soviet republics … US Congress passed a bill obliging the intelligence...

    Ukraine Reform Monitor: February 2016
    Feb19

    Ukraine Reform Monitor: February 2016

    The biggest challenges facing Ukraine are its long-standing, systemic failures-a corrupt government and a political system dominated by big business. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    It will be difficult to restore cooperation between government and parliament
    Feb19

    It will be difficult to restore cooperation between government and parliament

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a no-confidence motion in parliament after President Petro Poroshenko had called for a “complete government reboot” to end political turmoil that’s jeopardizing the economy and billions of dollars of foreign aid, the Washington Post writes. “The situation will remain tense,” Yuriy...

    Russian Media Portray American Putin Defender as U.S. Agent
    Feb19

    Russian Media Portray American Putin Defender as U.S. Agent

    A former nurse who has dedicated her life to improving ties with Moscow cast as insidious agent of American influence. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian Premier Bypasses Ban on File-Sharing Site
    Feb19

    Russian Premier Bypasses Ban on File-Sharing Site

    Determined users can easily slip past Russia’s strict anti-piracy laws. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Poroshenko’s Risky Play with Ukraine’s Government
    Feb19

    Poroshenko’s Risky Play with Ukraine’s Government

    The Ukrainian parliament on 16 February did not back a vote of no confidence in the government. Voting was conducted at the request of the two parties of the ruling coalition after sharp criticism by President Petro Poroshenko of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Paradoxically, however, the government was able to remain in place mainly because,...

    The Oligarchs Are Becoming Stronger in Ukraine
    Feb19

    The Oligarchs Are Becoming Stronger in Ukraine

    Despite repeated attempts to undertake reforms aimed at increasing the transparency of the state, Ukraine remains a country in which oligarchs play a key and the negative role. They control a significant part of industry and the most important media. The most recent local elections showed that they are building their own political centres and...

    FSB armed terror, torture & lawlessness against Crimean Muslims
    Feb19

    FSB armed terror, torture & lawlessness against Crimean Muslims

    Armed searches are continuing in Russian-occupied Crimea with torture methods used against at least one Crimean Tatar. More details have also emerged of the four Crimean Muslims remanded in custody, though none that could possibly explain their arrest. The wife of the sole non-Crimean Tatar assumes that her husband is under arrest so that the...

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