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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    When it comes to foreign affairs EU institutions cannot replace national policies
    Aug17

    When it comes to foreign affairs EU institutions cannot replace national policies

    When it comes to foreign affairs EU institutions cannot replace national policiesFollowing former Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski’s calls for EU member states to “empower” the EU to conduct more effective foreign policy on their behalf, Open Europe’s Pawel Swidlicki argues the problem lies not with weak EU...

    Russia Threatens Georgia With Renewed Trade War
    Aug14

    Russia Threatens Georgia With Renewed Trade War

    The Russian government regularly uses its agency for consumer protection, Rospotrebnadzor, for trade discrimination and blocking imports from countries whose policies Moscow does not like (see EDM, March 28, 2006; October 11, 2013; October 16, 2013). On August 4, 2015, Rospotrebnadzor issued a warning to Georgia about the “low quality” of...

    Shyrokyne ‘Demilitarized Zone’: Russia’s New Idea of Conflict-Management in Ukraine’s East
    Aug14

    Shyrokyne ‘Demilitarized Zone’: Russia’s New Idea of Conflict-Management in Ukraine’s East

    Russia proposes to turn the Ukrainian stronghold Shyrokyne, key to defending the strategic Azov sea port city of Mariupol (Mariupil), into a “demilitarized zone” under joint or shared control by Ukraine, Russia and the “Donetsk people’s republic” (“DPR”), under the indispensable aegis of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in...

    Shyrokyne: Strategic Asset, Political Symbol on Ukraine’s Azov Sea Coast
    Aug14

    Shyrokyne: Strategic Asset, Political Symbol on Ukraine’s Azov Sea Coast

    The Contact Group on Ukraine (Minsk Group) has recently been debating a proposal to turn the Ukrainian stronghold Shyrokyne, key to defending the Azov Sea port city of Mariupol (Mariupil), into a “demilitarized zone.” The Contact Group—comprised of Russia, Ukraine, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the Donetsk...

    Ukraine Topples Communist Statues But Raises A Bigger Debate
    Aug14

    Ukraine Topples Communist Statues But Raises A Bigger Debate

    August 14, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Full-Scale War Looms in Donbass
    Aug14

    Full-Scale War Looms in Donbass

    US and British special forces are actively preparing Kiev’s military for escalated combat. UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Britain will double the number of Ukrainian troops it’s training by yearend. He called conflict in Donbass “red hot” – heading toward getting hotter. Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) Contact Group...

    Baku Court Sentences Rights Advocates, Russian POW Asks Putin for Help
    Aug14

    Baku Court Sentences Rights Advocates, Russian POW Asks Putin for Help

    Plus, OSCE official presses Turkmenistan to free journalist, and report says Hungarian officials warn Jewish community over migration threats. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Greek Parliament approves third bailout package but large  Syriza rebellion could mean fresh elections soon
    Aug14

    Greek Parliament approves third bailout package but large Syriza rebellion could mean fresh elections soon

    Greek Parliament approves third bailout package but large Syriza rebellion could mean fresh elections soonAfter debating for much of the night, the Greek parliament this morning finally voted to approve the third Greek bailout package by 222 votes to 64 with 11 abstentions. Reports suggest that the government was only able to garner the support...

    Ukraine Skeptical Toward Buffer Zone Proposal in Minsk Contact Group
    Aug14

    Ukraine Skeptical Toward Buffer Zone Proposal in Minsk Contact Group

    Soon after the signing of the Minsk Two armistice (February 2015), the Minsk Contact Group began considering a further set of military disengagement measures in Ukraine’s east. The Minsk Contact Group—Russia, Ukraine, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE), and the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR,...

    Minsk Ceasefire Unenforceable, Unverifiable in Ukraine’s Russian-Controlled Territory
    Aug14

    Minsk Ceasefire Unenforceable, Unverifiable in Ukraine’s Russian-Controlled Territory

    On August 10, a battalion-sized strike force supported by artillery and armor of the Russian-led “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) attempted to break through Ukrainian lines at Starohnativka, on the distant approaches to Mariupol from the north. This attack came promptly after Ukraine had declined to sign the new document on military...

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