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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Circassian Activists Protest Deportation of Circassians With Turkish Citizenship
    Jan18

    Circassian Activists Protest Deportation of Circassians With Turkish Citizenship

    The Russian government has started targeting Circassians from Turkey who have settled in the North Caucasus, angering local Circassians. Even the well-known Russian loyalist Asker Sokht, a Circassian activist from Krasnodar region, raised the alarm, saying that Circassian settlers from Turkey in Kabardino-Balkaria have started receiving letters...

    Russia Bargains and Bluffs for Breakthrough in Ukraine
    Jan18

    Russia Bargains and Bluffs for Breakthrough in Ukraine

    For months, the various negotiations formats on conflict management in Ukraine appeared deadlocked. But suddenly, in mid-January 2016, signs of a breakthrough in the making have multiplied—bringing both hopes and concerns to all the parties involved. The most meaningful of these signs was United States President Barack Obama’s telephone...

    Seven Key Reforms for Ukraine in 2016
    Jan18

    Seven Key Reforms for Ukraine in 2016

    After Orthodox Christmas, I spent a few days in Kyiv. It is quite striking how the mood has changed in a positive direction. The 2016 budget and the modified tax code were adopted on December 24. After two weeks of well-deserved rest, there is a sudden realization that Ukraine accomplished many important economic reforms in 2015. Admittedly, many...

    Putin possible depose  the palace coup.
    Jan18

    Putin possible depose the palace coup.

    Avraham Shmulevich: Putin possible depose the palace coup. January 18, 2016 Israeli political scientist and Rabbi Avraham Shmulevich told the “Observer”, which may be the fate of Ukraine in the near future. – Which countries can be called natural partners of Ukraine against Russia in the long term of 3-4 years? – Strictly speaking, formal war...

    U.S. Probing Kremlin’s ‘Infiltration’ of European Political Parties
    Jan18

    U.S. Probing Kremlin’s ‘Infiltration’ of European Political Parties

    Washington said to believe Moscow has been funding anti-establishment parties in a bid to destabilize NATO. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    OSCE Monitors Come Under Fire in East Ukraine
    Jan18

    OSCE Monitors Come Under Fire in East Ukraine

    The incident comes nine days after monitors were held at gunpoint by rebel forces, and follows a fresh attempt at a lasting ceasefire. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Cyberattack on Ukraine grid: here’s how it worked and perhaps why it was done
    Jan18

    Cyberattack on Ukraine grid: here’s how it worked and perhaps why it was done

    Could the hack that took out the power grid in Ukraine happen in the U.S.? rainchurch/flickr, CC BY-SAOn December 23, 2015, two days before Christmas, the power grid in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine went down for a reported six hours, leaving about half the homes in the region with a population of 1.4 million without power, according to...

    EU states consider adopting UK’s reforms on migrants’ access to benefits
    Jan18

    EU states consider adopting UK’s reforms on migrants’ access to benefits

    EU states consider adopting UK’s reforms on migrants’ access to benefitsThe Financial Times reports that a number of other countries – including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany and the Netherlands – are considering whether to introduce a variant of the UK’s reform of limiting access to in-work benefits for EU migrants. The...

    Russian Officials Deny Burning ‘Undesirable’ Books
    Jan18

    Russian Officials Deny Burning ‘Undesirable’ Books

    Mining college says it removed Soros Foundation books from its library but none were burned. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    ISDS Arbitration Upholds Australia’s Plain Packaging Laws
    Jan18

    ISDS Arbitration Upholds Australia’s Plain Packaging Laws

    Tobacco giant Philip Morris has lost a major international legal battle to reverse Australia’s plain packaging laws by using the Australia–Hong Kong Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) of 1993. On 17 December 2015, a three-member arbitral tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that Philip Morris had no...

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