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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    “You Have Not Defeated Me and You Never Will!” Ukrainian Fighter Pilot Nadiya Savchenko Tells Russian Court
    Mar08

    “You Have Not Defeated Me and You Never Will!” Ukrainian Fighter Pilot Nadiya Savchenko Tells Russian Court

    Savchenko didn’t beg for leniency and refused to be exchanged for the Russian military intelligence officer captured in Ukraine, deeming such a swap unfair. Savchenko threatened to start a “dry” hunger strike if the court drags its feet. Her earlier experience proves that she is capable of carrying out her threat. If she dies in […]...

    The Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy
    Mar08

    The Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy

    This analysis looks back at President Barack Obama’s foreign policy and contends that it has been marked by three pillars – 1) “military reticence” and greater burden-sharing on the part of allies and partners; 2) an emphasis on dialog with past enemies such as Cuba and Iran; and 3) a shifting of America’s focus away from...

    Minsk Agreement: How International Mediators Can Break the Stalemate
    Mar08

    Minsk Agreement: How International Mediators Can Break the Stalemate

    European leaders must develop a plan for elections in eastern Ukraine—and here’s how they can get Moscow and Kyiv on board. March 8, 2016 By Mikhail Troitskiy The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine met in Paris last week to discuss implementation of the Minsk accord for Ukraine, amid growing Western concern about...

    Will Ukraine’s Intrepid Female Pilot be Swapped for Russian Officers Held by Ukraine?
    Mar08

    Will Ukraine’s Intrepid Female Pilot be Swapped for Russian Officers Held by Ukraine?

    “Freedom does not have a price! I don’t believe anyone in Russia! I’m not afraid and I will not beg!” These may be the last words that Nadiya Savchenko, Ukraine’s most famous political prisoner held by Russia, will speak. On March 3, the day her trial was scheduled to end and she was denied an opportunity to make a closing...

    The Church That Stalin Couldn’t Kill: Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Thrives Seventy Years after Forced Reunification
    Mar08

    The Church That Stalin Couldn’t Kill: Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Thrives Seventy Years after Forced Reunification

    Seventy years ago, on March 8-10, 1946, under orders from Josef Stalin, an illegal “synod” of Kremlin-controlled clergy gathered in the city of Lviv, recently absorbed into the Soviet Union as part of the settlement of World War II. The purpose of the gathering was to liquidate the independent existence of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, or...

    Russia’s Role in the North Korea Conundrum: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?
    Mar08

    Russia’s Role in the North Korea Conundrum: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

    The E-Note 1) reviews the history of Russia’s engagement with North Korea, and 2) traces how Moscow’s approach towards the Hermit Kingdom has changed in the wake of the 2013/2014 Ukraine crisis. Basically, Russia’s growing deference to Chinese interests in East Asia may result in the two countries aligning their interests on...

    Russian Athletes ‘Still Doping’
    Mar08

    Russian Athletes ‘Still Doping’

    German documentary gives new evidence of Russian athletes and coaches violating IAAF and WADA regulations. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Queer wars: the best place to start promoting gay rights is at home
    Mar08

    Queer wars: the best place to start promoting gay rights is at home

    Australia detains asylum seekers in a country that criminalises homosexuality. AAP/Dan HimbrechtsWhen Austrian singer Conchita Wurst headlined the Mardi Gras afterparty on Saturday night it seemed as though all of Sydney was celebrating. Yet Wurst’s message of “respect and tolerance” continues to be controversial. Wurst won the 2014...

    Ukraine’s Government appoints Homophobic Family Ombudsman
    Mar08

    Ukraine’s Government appoints Homophobic Family Ombudsman

    Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has chosen as Ombudsman on Family Matters Adrian Bukovynsky, known for his highly contentious views on the subject of LGBT rights, support for a Russian-style law banning ‘propaganda of homosexuality’ and some seriously offensive pronouncements. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Maria Savchenko: Help Save My Daughter
    Mar08

    Maria Savchenko: Help Save My Daughter

    The Kremlin remains silent as calls mount throughout the world for imprisoned Ukrainian former pilot and MP, Nadiya Savchenko’s release. Nadiya Savchenko has been on total dry hunger strike since Friday, and her lawyer believes that she may be too weak by Wednesday to be taken to court …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

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