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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Friedensgutachten 2015 launched
    Jun09

    Friedensgutachten 2015 launched

    The call for more German responsibility is presently the main topic of the discussion on Germany’s role in the world. With their speeches held at the Security Conference in Munich in early 2014, German Federal President Joachim Gauck, Minister of Defence, Ursula von der Leyen, and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened up a debate...

    Cold War II to McCarthyism II
    Jun09

    Cold War II to McCarthyism II

    Perhaps it’s no surprise that the US government’s plunge into Cold War II would bring back the one-sided propaganda themes that dominated Cold War I, but it’s still unsettling to see how quickly the major US news media has returned to the old ways, especially the New York Times, which has emerged as Official Washington’s...

    Estonian Parliament Meets With Circassian Activists
    Jun08

    Estonian Parliament Meets With Circassian Activists

    On June 4, the press service of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) announced that a group of members of the Estonian legislature met Circassian activists Iyad Youghar (United States), Adel Bashqawi (Jordan) and Dr. Nusret Baş (Turkey). The main issue on the meeting’s agenda was the fate of the Circassian nation, which has been scattered...

    Aborted Offensive in Donbas on Eve of G7 Summit
    Jun08

    Aborted Offensive in Donbas on Eve of G7 Summit

    It was hardly surprising that the fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine was broken last week by an exchange of artillery and tank fire after weeks of deployment of Russian troops and heavy weapons in the war zone. What was unexpected, however, was the direction of the Moscow-backed rebel attack on Maryinka to the west of Donetsk and the...

    With Kippot and Klezmer Music, Messianic Jews Aim to Build Bridges in Ukraine
    Jun08

    With Kippot and Klezmer Music, Messianic Jews Aim to Build Bridges in Ukraine

    Russian politicians and pro-Russia separatists in the Donbas have repeatedly accused Ukraine of promoting fascism and Nazism since the February 2014 overthrow of former President Viktor Yanukovych. But at a Shabbat concert in Kyiv on June 5, another side of Ukraine was on full display: religious diversity and pluralism. …read more Source:...

    Russia is not strong. And Putin is even weaker.
    Jun08

    Russia is not strong. And Putin is even weaker.

    Sergey Aleksashenko wants everyone to stop calling Russia weak. He contends that Russia is actually stronger than many people believe —to include U.S. President Barack Obama and British military historian Lawrence Freedman among other prominent voices. But Russia is weak and Russian President Vladimir Putin is even weaker. Aleksashenko...

    Could Slovakia provide an unlikely roadmap to avoiding a Greek tragedy?
    Jun08

    Could Slovakia provide an unlikely roadmap to avoiding a Greek tragedy?

    It may sound harsh – but Greeks have to stop seeing themselves as victims of a diktat imposed on them by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.True, Greece’s international partners need to bear their share of responsibility for the economic catastrophe that has been unfolding in the country. However, it is not its creditors...

    G-7 Sanctions ex-G-8 Partner, Pope Preaches Peace in Sarajevo
    Jun08

    G-7 Sanctions ex-G-8 Partner, Pope Preaches Peace in Sarajevo

    Plus, Baku tells the OSCE to start packing, and the author of the Prague Spring manifesto dies at 88. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Bringing Eastern Europeans Closer Together
    Jun08

    Bringing Eastern Europeans Closer Together

    Russia’s continuing meddling in Ukraine is motivating civil society across the region to work together. That is a chance for the EU to reach out in a more sustained way. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Cameron rules out free EU vote for Ministers as row breaks out over civil service neutrality and campaign spending limits
    Jun08

    Cameron rules out free EU vote for Ministers as row breaks out over civil service neutrality and campaign spending limits

    Cameron rules out free EU vote for Ministers as row breaks out over civil service neutrality and campaign spending limitsAt the G7 summit in Bavaria, asked whether he would allow Ministers to campaign for an EU exit, Prime Minister David Cameron replied that “If you want to be part of the Government, you have to take the view that we are engaged...

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