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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    What is the Russian military good for?
    Nov04

    What is the Russian military good for?

    The Russian military intervention in Syria—launched in a great rush just over a month ago—came as a surprise; perhaps not as shocking as the swift occupation and annexation of Crimea, but a surprise nevertheless. But does Russia’s ability to surprise and to project force in Syria prove, as Garret Campbell claims, that Western attempts “to...

    Poroshenko Not Serious About Fighting Corruption, Says Leading Anticorruption Reformer
    Nov04

    Poroshenko Not Serious About Fighting Corruption, Says Leading Anticorruption Reformer

    Bogdan Yakymiuk radiates optimism. But despite his quick smile, the thirty-seven-year old reformer is deadly serious when it comes to corruption.”The speed of corruption in Ukraine equals $100 million Euro per hour,” Yakymiuk said in an October 27 interview in Washington. …read more Source: Atlantic...

    “We Must Keep the Focus on Ukraine and Spread the Truth,” Says New Ukrainian Ambassador
    Nov04

    “We Must Keep the Focus on Ukraine and Spread the Truth,” Says New Ukrainian Ambassador

    Valeriy Chaly, Ukraine’s new ambassador in Washington, sees the United States as his country’s “main strategic partner” and says he wants to use that bilateral relationship “to resolve the crisis created by Russia in Eastern Europe and find the best model of security in this part of the world.”Chaly, 45,...

    Russian NGO Declares Journalist ‘Political Prisoner’
    Nov04

    Russian NGO Declares Journalist ‘Political Prisoner’

    Police never established that Alexander Sokolov continued the work of a banned group seeking ‘responsible’ government, Memorial says. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Moscow Police Arrest Alleged Azov Battalion Members
    Nov04

    Moscow Police Arrest Alleged Azov Battalion Members

    Russian police say members of far-right Ukrainian group caught with cache of smuggled weapons. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    In the verses of Jordan’s most popular poet, the hopes and fears of the Arab world
    Nov04

    In the verses of Jordan’s most popular poet, the hopes and fears of the Arab world

    The Bedouin poet Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya. Author providedMuhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya’s poetry is full of arguments one would hear on the streets of Amman, Riyadh and Cairo, in coffee shops, barber shops and taxis. Laden with animals, conspiracy theories and apocalyptic rhetoric, his verses reflect how many Arabs – educated and uneducated,...

    Russia’s Strategy of Limited Engagement in Syria: Progress, Tests and Challenges
    Nov04

    Russia’s Strategy of Limited Engagement in Syria: Progress, Tests and Challenges

    Since Russia’s President Vladimir Putin ordered the country’s air operations in Syria, Russian experts and commentators have attempted to interpret this policy shift. Putin and other members of the political-military leadership claim the intervention is limited to sending arms to Damascus and conducting air operations to support the...

    Russian Propaganda: Ways and Means
    Nov03

    Russian Propaganda: Ways and Means

    Thank you Mr. Chairman.First, a disclaimer: the testimony I am about to give will be given in my capacity as a private expert and not as a Governor of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.Mr. Chairman, the Ranking Member, Members of the Committee:The aggressive, often sophisticated and Internet-savvy propaganda campaign, underwritten by the...

    Ukraine After Local Elections: Putting Out Fires
    Nov03

    Ukraine After Local Elections: Putting Out Fires

    While local elections proceeded peacefully, the fires are still burning around Kyiv. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    The Motivations Behind Poroshenko’s New Anticorruption Drive
    Nov03

    The Motivations Behind Poroshenko’s New Anticorruption Drive

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s government appears to have launched a new anticorruption drive with the October 31 detention of Gennadiy Korban, a close associate of oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and the leader of Ukrop, a political party funded by Kolomoisky. The authorities arrested Korban following an investigation that began last year...

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