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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Slowly But Surely Kyiv Comes Around
    Nov16

    Slowly But Surely Kyiv Comes Around

    How has Ukraine changed since the Euromaidan Revolution?In attempting to answer this question, I’ve used the governance-related categories in Freedom House’s Nations in Transit study, which tracks the reform record of post-Communist countries in Europe and Eurasia, and supplemented them with a few of my own. (Full disclosure:...

    Is China a friend of Israel?
    Nov16

    Is China a friend of Israel?

    The following piece was originally published in Mosaic Magazine. The world order created by the United States is under great strain. Russia continues to change the territorial status quo in Europe and now in the Middle East; Iran competes with Islamic State for hegemony in the Persian Gulf; China is busy asserting its sway in East Asia. All of...

    Keeping NATO at Bay in the Caucasus
    Nov16

    Keeping NATO at Bay in the Caucasus

    Russia and Armenia plan to boost air defense capabilities, but the deal does not cover Azerbaijan. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    West Urges Russia to Focus Fight in Syria on IS
    Nov16

    West Urges Russia to Focus Fight in Syria on IS

    Obama, Cameron will try to persuade Putin that a Syria deal protecting Moscow’s interests is possible. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    How Islamic law can take on ISIS
    Nov16

    How Islamic law can take on ISIS

    At prayer in Paris. Jacky Naegelen/ReutersThe media coverage of the terrorist atrocities of Friday November 13 in Paris would seem to promote an almost mythical image of the Islamic State (ISIS). What humanity needs, however, is to demystify ISIS as a criminal organization. And that need is particularly important in my community – the Muslim...

    Duma Speaker Blasts Baltics Over Russians’ Rights
    Nov16

    Duma Speaker Blasts Baltics Over Russians’ Rights

    Sergei Naryshkin slams Europe for ignoring ‘massive human rights violations’ against Russian minorities. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Propaganda Wars in the Czech Republic
    Nov16

    Propaganda Wars in the Czech Republic

    Better that Czech teenagers learn about Russian propaganda in school than be hit by it unprepared. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Islamic State Apparently Wins Its Competition With Caucasus Emirate
    Nov14

    Islamic State Apparently Wins Its Competition With Caucasus Emirate

    Following the killing of the Ingush jamaat’s amir in Nazran on August 31, the Kabardino-Balkarian jamaat also experienced a major setback. The Russian security services managed to kill Robert Zankishiev, who was better known among the armed Islamist underground movement of the North Caucasus as Amir Abdullah, the leader of the jamaat of...

    Putin and Lavrov Again Play the Ethnic Compatriot Card
    Nov14

    Putin and Lavrov Again Play the Ethnic Compatriot Card

    Since the 1990s, Moscow has repeatedly looked beyond Russia’s borders and pledged to come to the assistance of its allegedly victimized fellow Russian citizens, or ethnic Great Russians, or Russian speakers (all three categories apply whenever Moscow finds it desirable to play this card). Transnistria, Georgia and Ukraine each exemplifies...

    The EU-Azerbaijan Relationship: Current Status and Future Outlook
    Nov14

    The EU-Azerbaijan Relationship: Current Status and Future Outlook

    On October 27, in Baku, representatives of the Council of Europe and the European Union presented several new projects to be implemented in the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries—Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia as well as Azerbaijan. The two European organizations have allocated 4.7 million euros ($5.1 million) for the...

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