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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Two Disparate Newsmakers Push Belarus to Forefront of International Attention
    Oct14

    Two Disparate Newsmakers Push Belarus to Forefront of International Attention

    Two notable pieces of news related to Belarus broke in recent days: the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich, on October 8, and Alyaksandr Lukashenka was reelected president of Belarus, on October 11. It is debatable which of these news items actually holds more profound implications for the country. In terms of governance...

    Much more to be done before MH17 findings can support a war crime trial
    Oct14

    Much more to be done before MH17 findings can support a war crime trial

    The reconstructed front of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014. AAP/Lloyd JonesOn Tuesday, the Dutch Safety Board released its report into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014. All on board – 298 people – were killed. MH17 is said to have been downed by a Russian-made...

    Human Rights Challenges in Europe: The Refugee Crisis and War in Ukraine
    Oct13

    Human Rights Challenges in Europe: The Refugee Crisis and War in Ukraine

    featuring Dr. Nils Muižnieks Commissioner for Human Rights Council of Europe Hosted by: Ms. Shannon Green Director and Senior Fellow Human Rights Initiative, CSIS read more …read more Source: Center for Strategic and International...

    Avoiding a new Cold War. Really?
    Oct13

    Avoiding a new Cold War. Really?

    Writing on this blog—in “Why a new Cold War can be avoided”—Jeremy Shapiro and Samuel Charap pose a stark choice between a new Cold War and Washington negotiating with Moscow on a settlement for Ukraine. They make an interesting case. But they overstate the risk of a Cold War, appear ready to negotiate over the head of a smaller state, and do not...

    The Future of Baltic Sea Security
    Oct13

    The Future of Baltic Sea Security

    Location: RUSI WhitehallThe crisis in Ukraine and the resurgence of a belligerent, yet vulnerable, Russia has alarmed the whole of Europe. However, the threat posed by President Putin’s regime is felt particularly acutely in the countries closest to Russia. As NATO increasingly dedicates its resources to the defence of the Baltic states...

    Freeze the Belarus Sanctions, But Don’t Leave Civil Society out in the Cold
    Oct13

    Freeze the Belarus Sanctions, But Don’t Leave Civil Society out in the Cold

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN—The not-exactly democratic, but this time peaceful, reelection of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko this weekend was followed by an expected announcement that EU sanctions will be suspended for four months. Even if the West has many reasons to attempt a pragmatic mending of its relations with Minsk, it should be...

    Keeping America secure: Five questions for the presidential candidates
    Oct13

    Keeping America secure: Five questions for the presidential candidates

    With America’s international influence declining at an ever-faster pace under Barack Obama, the importance of making national security the 2016 presidential campaign’s central issue has increased correspondingly. Although the conventional wisdom of political operatives and commentators is that voters do not pay attention to foreign...

    Dutch Report: Buk Missile Downed Flight MH17
    Oct13

    Dutch Report: Buk Missile Downed Flight MH17

    Long-awaited report says Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine by Russian-developed missile. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Are Sanctions Saving Russia?
    Oct13

    Are Sanctions Saving Russia?

    The economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the West in March 2014 have undoubtedly been painful. But they have so far failed to achieve their goal of compelling President Vladimir Putin to change his policy toward Ukraine, and they may end up leaving Russia – and Putin – even stronger than before. …read more Source: Project Syndicate...

    Russian Ideology After Crimea
    Oct13

    Russian Ideology After Crimea

    This paper examines the form of conservative and nationalistic ideology that the author argues has been increasingly embraced by the Russian public since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014. More specifically, among other issues the author looks at 1) the key elements of this ideology; 2) what has driven the rise of this ideology in...

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