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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia’s Gazprom Seems Set to Return to Georgia
    Oct22

    Russia’s Gazprom Seems Set to Return to Georgia

    For the last several weeks, political life in Tbilisi has been largely dominated by ongoing negotiations between the governments of Russia and Georgia regarding Russian natural gas giant Gazprom’s large-scale return to the Georgian market. The news of these negotiations first broke on September 26, when Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and...

    Israeli Analyst Calls on Ukraine to Facilitate Peaceful Transition in the North Caucasus
    Oct22

    Israeli Analyst Calls on Ukraine to Facilitate Peaceful Transition in the North Caucasus

    Israeli analyst Avraam Shmulevich has urged Ukrainian authorities to take a more pro-active approach to the situation in Russia. Shmulevich visited Ukraine to consult the newly created inter-party parliamentary group “Za Vilniy Kavkaz” (For a Free Caucasus). In an interview with a Ukrainian news agency, Shmulevich said Ukraine should pay...

    New Russian Book Says Only Ideological Approach Can Defeat Islamic State
    Oct22

    New Russian Book Says Only Ideological Approach Can Defeat Islamic State

    A new 226-page book written by a group of scholars widely reputed to be close to the Russian security services argues that Islamic State (IS) is, first and foremost, an ideological phenomenon. As such, this militant group can only be contained and then defeated on the territory of the Russian Federation by the articulation and mobilization of a...

    Battle to End Pharma Corruption Makes Progress, Needs Push
    Oct21

    Battle to End Pharma Corruption Makes Progress, Needs Push

    As the ceasefire in the Donbas takes hold, Ukraine can now face its other existential threat: the endemic corruption that threatens the country’s long-term stability and prosperity.While graft within the Ukrainian government is widespread, corruption is perhaps most threatening in the area of government procurement. Public procurement...

    Russia’s Syrian Game and Its Implications
    Oct21

    Russia’s Syrian Game and Its Implications

    Russia is nowhere near as isolated or as bereft of options in Syria as Western governments would like to believe.‘We’re not going to make Syria a proxy war between the United States and Russia’, US President Barack Obama told journalists recently, as Russian jets continued their air strikes over the war-torn country. But that...

    Moldova: The Billion Dollar Question
    Oct21

    Moldova: The Billion Dollar Question

    On the brink of bankruptcy due to corruption Moldova, like neighboring Ukraine before it, is at risk of imploding. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Is Saving Refugees Worth the Political Price Tag for Germany?
    Oct21

    Is Saving Refugees Worth the Political Price Tag for Germany?

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN—The influx of refugees into Germany is forcing its leaders to throw aside some of their long-held convictions and face reality. They are making nice with authoritarian Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to get him to accept more refugees. They are talking to Russian President Vladimir Putin so that he does not further...

    Europe’s Refugee Crisis Shows Ukraine’s Resilience
    Oct21

    Europe’s Refugee Crisis Shows Ukraine’s Resilience

    United States Institute of Peace. United States. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Ukrainians Face Another Election Headache
    Oct21

    Ukrainians Face Another Election Headache

    People are more important than political interests. This party will never betray you. Fair wages and pensions. People, not politicians. Let’s unite for Ukraine! Order and justice.These are just a few of the messages blaring at Kyiv residents from billboards. Ukraine’s capital is awash with campaign tents manned by students and...

    Putin meets Assad in Moscow – and runs rings around his Western critics
    Oct21

    Putin meets Assad in Moscow – and runs rings around his Western critics

    Just watch me. Reuters/RIA NovostiWith the sudden news of a surprise meeting with Bashar al-Assad in Moscow, Vladimir Putin has once again left his critics in the West with egg on their faces. Even before the visit, Russia’s entry into the Syrian conflict had surprised the US-led coalition with both its speed and its efficiency. Against all...

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