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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Are Sanctions Saving Russia?
    Oct13

    Are Sanctions Saving Russia?

    The economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the West in March 2014 have undoubtedly been painful. But they have so far failed to achieve their goal of compelling President Vladimir Putin to change his policy toward Ukraine, and they may end up leaving Russia – and Putin – even stronger than before. …read more Source: Project Syndicate...

    Russian Ideology After Crimea
    Oct13

    Russian Ideology After Crimea

    This paper examines the form of conservative and nationalistic ideology that the author argues has been increasingly embraced by the Russian public since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014. More specifically, among other issues the author looks at 1) the key elements of this ideology; 2) what has driven the rise of this ideology in...

    Draft Law Requires Russian Media to Report Foreign Funding
    Oct13

    Draft Law Requires Russian Media to Report Foreign Funding

    Opposition lawmakers submit bill to State Duma imposing additional regulations on media financed from abroad. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    France to Extradite Kazakh Banker to Russia
    Oct13

    France to Extradite Kazakh Banker to Russia

    Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opposition figure, is accused of embezzling $6bn. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Hungarian MEP ‘Spying’ for Russia May Lose Immunity
    Oct13

    Hungarian MEP ‘Spying’ for Russia May Lose Immunity

    Far-right Jobbik party member Bela Kovacs, nicknamed ‘KGBela,’ allegedly covertly met Russian diplomats. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The refugee crisis is the Visegrad Group’s moment of truth
    Oct13

    The refugee crisis is the Visegrad Group’s moment of truth

    Not many people in Europe are aware of the Visegrad Group (V4), the Central European platform for co-operation between the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary that has existed for over 20 years. The Czech Republic acceded to the year-long V4 presidency, taking over from Slovakia, on 1st July and due to external circumstances can expect a...

    Nordic defence cooperation: NATO or a dead-end
    Oct13

    Nordic defence cooperation: NATO or a dead-end

    In its New Year forecast for 2015, The Economist said “optimism is in short supply”. It was hard to disagree then, and it still is. Escalating conflicts are causing great suffering, and the reality of increased geopolitical risk is challenging international security policies. Few observers have predicted the course of events that have unfolded....

    Ukraine’s New Police Are an Expression of a “Civil” State
    Oct12

    Ukraine’s New Police Are an Expression of a “Civil” State

    Almost two years after the Euromaidan demonstrations began, most Ukrainians agree that the pace of reforms has been largely disappointing. While many former civil-society activists hold key positions in the government and parliament, corruption continues to plague the country and state institutions cannot provide basic services.Amid the...

    Snapshots of Ukraine’s Five Hottest Elections
    Oct12

    Snapshots of Ukraine’s Five Hottest Elections

    Ukrainians go to the polls on October 25 to elect mayors and city councils. These local elections matter more than one might expect. The likely passage of a constitutional amendment on decentralization by parliament later this year will give the newly elected mayors and councils more autonomy and authority than ever before. …read more...

    A Bold and Optimistic Strategy for Europe
    Oct12

    A Bold and Optimistic Strategy for Europe

    US President Barack Obama recently derided critics of his foreign policies as offering merely mumbo-jumbo. Yet everyone can plainly see the administration’s shocking degree of across-the-board strategic incomprehension and incompetence in Europe and the Middle East. In fact, European Union diplomats publicly admit that confidence in US...

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