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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Reform #1 Why Ukraine Has to Reform its Gas Sector
    Oct01

    Reform #1 Why Ukraine Has to Reform its Gas Sector

    This paper discusses the gas sector in Ukraine and efforts to reform it, including the reasons the Ukrainian parliament passed a law in April 2015 to break up the state-owned company Naftogaz and create a competitive gas market in the country. More specifically, the author examines 1) Ukraine’s high levels of gas imports and how this...

    Australia’s possible strategy shift on Syria is a nod to Russia’s influence
    Oct01

    Australia’s possible strategy shift on Syria is a nod to Russia’s influence

    Julie Bishop says all options should be considered when it comes to Australia’s position on a post-civil war Syria. AAP/Amanda VoisardEarlier this week, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made some comments flagging a significant shift in Australia’s position on the Assad regime in Syria. According to Bishop, if the Assad regime were to be...

    Ukraine to Resume Gas Purchases From Russia This Fall
    Sep30

    Ukraine to Resume Gas Purchases From Russia This Fall

    On September 25, Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission (EC), which has been acting as a mediator in the energy talks between Moscow and Kyiv, agreed on new terms for Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine from October 2015 until March 2016. EC Vice President Maros Sefcovic said Ukraine would have enough gas in the coming winter, and there would...

    Australian foreign policy needs a shake-up after two decades of sclerotic decline
    Sep30

    Australian foreign policy needs a shake-up after two decades of sclerotic decline

    Under the assertive leadership of Xi Jinping, China won’t meekly accept the terms of closer engagement with Australia being determined by the US alliance. AAP/Lukas CochMalcolm Turnbull welcomes that Australia now lives in riskier, more exciting times. This is especially true of foreign policy. Malcolm Turnbull has stressed that Australians...

    Negotiators Reach Deal on Weapons Withdrawal in East Ukraine
    Sep30

    Negotiators Reach Deal on Weapons Withdrawal in East Ukraine

    Kyiv Post. Ukraine. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Radars for Ukraine: Obama’s Signal to Putin
    Sep30

    Radars for Ukraine: Obama’s Signal to Putin

    A day after US President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the United States announced that it will ship long-range counter-battery radars to Ukraine. Obama authorized $20 million to provide the country with radars, bringing US security assistance to Ukraine up to $265 million. Obama’s message is clear: the United...

    Yesterday, the Northern Lights went out: The Arctic and the future of global energy
    Sep30

    Yesterday, the Northern Lights went out: The Arctic and the future of global energy

    This week, Royal Dutch Shell announced that it would postpone oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea and the broader American Arctic indefinitely. The decision came in the wake of disappointing output from its Burger field, the high costs associated with the project (already nearing $7 billion), the “challenging and unpredictable federal regulatory...

    Ukraine, Russian-Backed Rebels Agree To Withdraw Weapons
    Sep30

    Ukraine, Russian-Backed Rebels Agree To Withdraw Weapons

    September 30, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    ‘Russian Soldiers’ on Trial in Ukraine
    Sep30

    ‘Russian Soldiers’ on Trial in Ukraine

    Foreign military intelligence officers’ hearing coincides with Ukrainian pilot’s trial resuming in Russia. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Why a new Cold War with Russia is inevitable
    Sep30

    Why a new Cold War with Russia is inevitable

    This is a critical moment in U.S-Russia relations. The civil war in Ukraine is settling into a mutually hurtful stalemate; a workable nuclear deal with Iran has been concluded; and Russia is ramping up its presence in Syria, which increases the danger of confrontation with the United States but also opens up the potential for cooperation against...

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