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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine’s Fragile Status Quo
    Dec14

    Ukraine’s Fragile Status Quo

    All the major players in the conflict in eastern Ukraine have achieved roughly what they can realistically expect to achieve. All except the Ukrainians themselves. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Putin’s popularity, explained
    Dec14

    Putin’s popularity, explained

    If nothing else, Vladimir Putin is a great political survivor. When protests broke out in Moscow four years ago against his return to the presidency, many in the West wrote him off (a widely cited work proposed to tell How Russia Fell in and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin). However, on 3 December Putin delivered yet another annual ‘State...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Stages Championship Fight, Reminding World It’s Still Ukraine
    Dec12

    Ukraine’s Parliament Stages Championship Fight, Reminding World It’s Still Ukraine

    Bang-up job, guys. Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, reached a new achievement in dysfunction yesterday by descending into a literal brawl. Oleh Barna, a member of President Petro Poroshenko’s eponymously-titled political party (the “Petro Poroshenko Bloc,” a naming convention sadly too common here, though they added back in...

    Biden Issues Warning to Oligarchs as Corruption Accusations Fly in Ukraine
    Dec12

    Biden Issues Warning to Oligarchs as Corruption Accusations Fly in Ukraine

    Now may be the last chance to stop corruption from eroding the foundations of the Ukrainian state, the United States’ Vice President Joe Biden told local politicians during his visit to Kyiv on December 6–8. Addressing the Ukrainian parliament on December 8, he warned against repeating the mistakes of the 2004 Orange Revolution, after which...

    The Second Cold War
    Dec11

    The Second Cold War

    In the light of the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, there has been much talk about the clouding of US-Russian relations. Some voices in the Internet’s alternative media sections have conjured the possibility that these conflicts might lead to a new major war, while social networks like Twitter saw the usage of the hashtags #WorldWarIII and...

    Addressing the Russian Energy Challenge: Why Regulation Trumps Geopolitics
    Dec11

    Addressing the Russian Energy Challenge: Why Regulation Trumps Geopolitics

    Energy Geopolitics are Back in Europe In European capitals, an increasingly assertive Russia has triggered renewed concerns related to the security of EU gas supplies. EU leaders have vivid memories of January 2009 when Russian gas supplies were cut for 13 days, affecting a total of 16 EU member states. Clearly, the ongoing Ukraine crisis has...

    War In Europe: Why The Army Is Worried (From Forbes)
    Dec11

    War In Europe: Why The Army Is Worried (From Forbes)

    Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine has forced the Pentagon to rethink what threats might be facing Europe in the years ahead. However, not much has been done to bolster U.S. forces that would have to cope with further Russian land [Read More…]The post War In Europe: Why The Army Is Worried (From Forbes) appeared first on Lexington...

    Questions of Cost, Security, Challenge Russia’s World Cup Preparations
    Dec11

    Questions of Cost, Security, Challenge Russia’s World Cup Preparations

    This weekend’s European Championship draw offers an opportunity to examine the current status of Russia’s progress towards the 2018 World Cup. December 11, 2015 By Manuel Veth This Friday, the Union of European Football Associations—the administrative body for association football in Europe—will draw the groups for the European...

    Putin’s Power Play in Syria
    Dec11

    Putin’s Power Play in Syria

    At the end of September, Russia began conducting air strikes in Syria, ostensibly to combat terrorist groups. The strikes constitute Russia’s biggest intervention in the Middle East in decades. Its unanticipated military foray into Syria has transformed the civil war there into a proxy U.S.-Russian conflict and has raised the stakes in the...

    Unlike many EU politicians, Biden objectively assessed the situation in Donbas
    Dec11

    Unlike many EU politicians, Biden objectively assessed the situation in Donbas

    Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Oleksiy Melnyk says that the most serious and not very pleasant message for the Ukrainian politics given by Joe Biden is obvious concern about the level of corruption in Ukraine and the lack of progress in the fight against it, informs the website...

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