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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    For Decentralization to Work, Reformers Must Support Legislation for Strong Local Governance
    Oct14

    For Decentralization to Work, Reformers Must Support Legislation for Strong Local Governance

    As the August 31 grenade attacks, rioting, and violent protests at Ukraine’s Parliament—the Verkhovna Rada—demonstrated quite literally, the Ukrainian decentralization effort is an explosive issue. Constitutional amendments granting local communities greater governing responsibilities have sparked widespread criticism, both in Ukraine and...

    Europe On the Edge Again
    Oct14

    Europe On the Edge Again

    Could the Baltic states‘ stance on Russia be adopted by the EU after testing times? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The New McCarthyism
    Oct14

    The New McCarthyism

    Cold War II is upon us. Once again, to write the phrase “the Kremlin” is to evoke images of an Oriental despotism both ominous and inscrutable, only slightly less sinister than the Dark Tower. Russia, once thought to have been liberated from its Soviet chains, is now the new Mordor. And, of course, Vladimir Putin is the new Sauron: cunning,...

    Russia Slams Dutch MH17 Report
    Oct14

    Russia Slams Dutch MH17 Report

    Aviation Authority calls for new UN probe as Buk missile-maker releases report blaming Ukraine. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Hague to Probe Russian-Georgian ‘War Crimes’
    Oct14

    Hague to Probe Russian-Georgian ‘War Crimes’

    International Criminal Court chief prosecutor ‘has enough evidence’ to investigate alleged atrocities. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukrainian Pilot’s Sister Barred From Russia
    Oct14

    Ukrainian Pilot’s Sister Barred From Russia

    Nadia Savchenko’s sister Vira is the main defense witness in the pilot’s ongoing murder trial. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Lloyds Bank Chairman: EU membership unsustainable without significant change
    Oct14

    Lloyds Bank Chairman: EU membership unsustainable without significant change

    Lloyds Bank Chairman: EU membership unsustainable without significant changeThe Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group Lord Blackwell said in the House of Lords yesterday, “I don’t agree that remaining in the EU without a significant change in the current treaty arrangements is ultimately sustainable”, adding that the Eurozone states need to...

    What are Russia’s grand designs in Central Asia?
    Oct14

    What are Russia’s grand designs in Central Asia?

    Vladimir Putin and friends at the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit in September 2015. EPA/Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria NovostiWhile international attention has focused on Russian military operations in Ukraine and Syria, Moscow has also been involved in a flurry of diplomatic and security initiatives to address the growing...

    On Syria, the West must face facts: Russia can help
    Oct14

    On Syria, the West must face facts: Russia can help

    Western analysts have been at pains to discern Russia’s ‘real aims’ in Syria. But the best explanation probably remains the simplest: the preservation of the existing Syrian state and its institutions in pursuit of a political settlement that limits the amount of Syrian territory under permanent Islamist control. This was the...

    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...

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