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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Minimizing the Kremlin’s Influence on Europe
    Dec02

    Minimizing the Kremlin’s Influence on Europe

    Ukraine can play a key role in Europe’s effort to decrease dependence on Russia’s natural gas. Europe’s over-weaning dependence on Russian energy is the focus of my new Atlantic Council study: Developing a Western Energy Strategy for the Black Sea Region and Beyond. Gazprom’s—and Moscow’s—energy clout has become a...

    Ukraine Takes Two Steps Forward on Corruption Fight
    Dec02

    Ukraine Takes Two Steps Forward on Corruption Fight

    On November 30, Ukraine took two steps forward in its fight against corruption. Member of parliament Mykola Martynenko resigned his position, and Nazar Kholodnytsky was appointed the nation’s top anticorruption prosecutor.Martynenko was the deputy head of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front party and the head of...

    Talks With Russia On EU-Ukraine Trade Deal Fail To Reach Compromise
    Dec02

    Talks With Russia On EU-Ukraine Trade Deal Fail To Reach Compromise

    December 2, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Russia Is a “Troll State,” Not a Rogue State
    Dec02

    Russia Is a “Troll State,” Not a Rogue State

    In the eighteen months since Russia annexed Crimea, the world has been alternately captivated and bewildered by the wild swings and sudden shifts that describe Russian foreign policy under President Vladimir Putin. Particularly alarming for those who fear a direct clash between Russia and the West has been Putin’s tendency to swerve between...

    Tatars Threaten Sea Blockade of Crimea
    Dec02

    Tatars Threaten Sea Blockade of Crimea

    Peninsula still largely without power as Russia works to link annexed territory to national energy grid. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Government not preparing a Brexit contingency plan, Osborne tells MPs
    Dec02

    Government not preparing a Brexit contingency plan, Osborne tells MPs

    Government not preparing a Brexit contingency plan, Osborne tells MPsUK Chancellor George Osborne has told MPs that the Government will not make any contingency plans for a Brexit, insisting that ministers were focusing on keeping Britain in a “reformed” EU, while adding that the referendum could be held in 2017 if required. Giving evidence on...

    Belarus, IMF in Talks on $3 Billion Loan
    Dec02

    Belarus, IMF in Talks on $3 Billion Loan

    Has Lukashenka forgotten his warnings about the dangers of free market reforms? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine should prepare for possible Russian retaliation for the Crimean blockade
    Dec02

    Ukraine should prepare for possible Russian retaliation for the Crimean blockade

    Ukraine needs to modernize its coal-fired central heating plants to accept the type of coal mined in Europe, a process underway but not yet completed. Despite these energy weakness, the prevailing mood in Ukraine is that the government should have been more aggressive about Crimea months ago. The peninsula has been without a mainline electricity...

    Turkey, Russia, and the Fallacy of ‘Collective Security’
    Dec02

    Turkey, Russia, and the Fallacy of ‘Collective Security’

    Blackadder: You see, Baldrick, in order to prevent war in Europe, two superblocs developed: us, the French and the Russians on one side, and the Germans and Austro-Hungary on the other. The idea was to have two vast opposing armies, each acting as the other’s deterrent. That way there could never be a war. Baldrick: But, this is a sort of a...

    The danger of Russian and Turkish competitive machismo in Syria
    Dec01

    The danger of Russian and Turkish competitive machismo in Syria

    The downing of a Russian jet by Turkish fighters has brought the dangers posed by Moscow’s intervention in Syria into sharp relief. While the Russian and Turkish Presidents trade insults and display their competitive machismo, the world faces the prospect of a military crisis between Russia and NATO. Although we do not yet know what...

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