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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    It’s time to reboot the Eastern Partnership
    Sep29

    It’s time to reboot the Eastern Partnership

    Remember the Eastern Partnership? Launched in a flurry of ambiguous optimism in 2009, the European Union’s attempt to reach out to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine still staggers on, with a summit in Brussels on 24 November as the next point on a now somewhat threadbare calendar. In the run-up to that came a...

    Neighbours Irate Over Ukrainian Language Law
    Sep29

    Neighbours Irate Over Ukrainian Language Law

    While Russian would be most affected, the proposal to restrict teaching in foreign languages could hit many minorities. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Finding My Creative Courage in North Korea
    Sep29

    Finding My Creative Courage in North Korea

    Just 15 months after taking his first writing workshop at Aspen Summer Words, Welby Altidor published Creative Courage, a book that draws on his experience as executive creative director at Cirque du Soleil, where he was responsible for a portfolio of groundbreaking live events. In the midst of making the final edits to his manuscript this past...

    UN Says Russia Abusing Human Rights in Crimea
    Sep29

    UN Says Russia Abusing Human Rights in Crimea

    New report gathers evidence for arbitrary detentions, abductions, torture and systematic repression since the annexation of the Ukrainian territory. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine’s unfinished reform agenda
    Sep29

    Ukraine’s unfinished reform agenda

    Compared to previous attempts, especially those following the Orange Revolution in 2004, the current reform round in Ukraine (since 2014) has proved more successful. Some politically difficult decisions have been taken, such as the elimination of gas subsidies and the restructuring of the banking system. But reform remains incomplete in many...

    The great decommunisation. Ukraine’s wartime historical policy
    Sep29

    The great decommunisation. Ukraine’s wartime historical policy

    The war with Russia which began in 2014 has triggered serious changes in the way history is thought about by the Ukrainian public, especially in opinion-forming circles. The liberal reflection critical about the nationalist tradition initiated somewhat earlier has been rejected since wartime requires heroic narratives above all. …read more...

    The Atlantic Council: ‘Debates’ Between People Who Hate Russia & People Who Really Hate Russia
    Sep29

    The Atlantic Council: ‘Debates’ Between People Who Hate Russia & People Who Really Hate Russia

    Welcome to the Atlantic Council. A think tank which isn’t given to introspection and which ultimately amounts to NATO’s propaganda arm. This week, I endured an Atlantic Council echo-chamber to spare you the bother. The list of lobbyists retained by the club (who prefer to call each other ‘fellows’) reads like a veritable...

    September 26th, 2017
    Sep29

    September 26th, 2017

    CHINA China Blocks WhatsApp Messages The Daily Telegraph Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days to the Facebook-owned service, which...

    September 25th, 2017
    Sep29

    September 25th, 2017

    CHINA China Fines Social-Media Giants for Hosting Banned Content Josh Chin, The Wall Street Journal Chinese internet regulators said they have hit operators of three of the country’s biggest social-media platforms with the maximum fine allowable under a new cybersecurity law for hosting fake news, pornography and other forms of banned...

    Eastern Europe’s Competitive Edge
    Sep29

    Eastern Europe’s Competitive Edge

    Summary Eastern Europe is the most dynamic part of the European continent. So great is its potential that it is among the subjects at our annual conference in October. But before we can explain why this is, we must first define what we mean by Eastern Europe. For the purposes of this Deep Dive, Eastern Europe includes nine countries: Bulgaria,...

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