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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Rollback: Eastern Europe’s Populist Tide
    Jan06

    Rollback: Eastern Europe’s Populist Tide

    Can a democratic transition be reversed? The lesson of Central Europe since 2008 is a clear and depressing “yes”. The backsliding ranges from the deliberate and systematic demolition of independent institutions and political pluralism in Hungary, to the aggressive actions of Law and Justice in its first weeks in power in Poland, to...

    Coca Cola Accidentally Recognizes Crimea as Russia’s
    Jan06

    Coca Cola Accidentally Recognizes Crimea as Russia’s

    Ukrainians take offence after soft drinks giant’s social media campaign depicts annexed peninsula as part of Russia. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    What Are the Big Challenges Facing Europe?
    Jan06

    What Are the Big Challenges Facing Europe?

    04 January 2016 Dr Robin Niblett CMGDirector, Chatham House This will be another year of intense and complex foreign policy challenges. But it will also be a year of revelations. David Cameron spoke at Chatham House in November 2015, where he outlined the UKs demands in negotiations with Brussels ahead of an in-out referendum on the UK’s...

    CIA Eyes Russian Hackers in ‘Blackout’ Attack.
    Jan06

    CIA Eyes Russian Hackers in ‘Blackout’ Attack.

    /Russian Cyber Army already in operation? – Reconnaissance start …/ – GCSSI. By Shane Harris 01.06.16 Exclusive: CIA Eyes Russian Hackers in ‘Blackout’ Attack Somebody hacked the Ukrainian power grid just before Christmas—and U.S. intel analysts are looking toward Moscow for answers. U.S. intelligence and security agencies are investigating...

    Forget Putin’s global posturing – Russia’s biggest challenges for 2016 are domestic
    Jan06

    Forget Putin’s global posturing – Russia’s biggest challenges for 2016 are domestic

    Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/KremlinAfter a remarkably fraught and complicated 2015, Vladimir Putin’s Russia finds itself still sanctioned by the West for its conduct in Ukraine, dogged by falling oil prices and dicing with a deadly conflict in Syria. And it’s increasingly difficult to foresee the challenges Putin and his country...

    Russia’s Sovereign Globalization: Rise, Fall and Future
    Jan06

    Russia’s Sovereign Globalization: Rise, Fall and Future

    Project: Russia and Eurasia Programme, Promise and Realism in Relations With Russia, Russia’s Domestic Politics06 January 2016The failure of Russia’s experiment with sovereign globalization encourages pessimism about Russia’s prospects but optimism about globalization. Russian flag. Photo: bopav/iStock by Getty Images. Author:...

    Dollar Dominance: Deconstructing the Myths, Untangling the Web
    Jan06

    Dollar Dominance: Deconstructing the Myths, Untangling the Web

    On December 16th, 2015, Federal Reserve Officials announced that after six years of 0 percent interest, they would finally raise the Federal Fund Rate. The move was seen by many as an attempt to provide markets with a boost of confidence. Although markets initially sold off on the news, they have in fact rebounded back to normal levels. Still,...

    Nazarbayev Blocks Russian TV in Kazakhstan
    Jan06

    Nazarbayev Blocks Russian TV in Kazakhstan

    In slightly over a generation, Kazakhstan has gone from being a republic in which ethnic Russians formed a plurality, to one in which ethnic Kazakhs form a two-thirds majority. But to keep that country within Russia’s orbit, Moscow still counts on the fact that most urban Kazakhs speak Russian rather than Kazakh. Nonetheless, linguistic...

    The Limits of Geopolitical Thinking on Belarus
    Jan06

    The Limits of Geopolitical Thinking on Belarus

    President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s visit to Moscow, which had been scheduled for November 25–26 and then postponed, eventually occurred on December 15. By most accounts, the contentious issues facing Lukashenka and his counterpart, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, were not resolved: the two sides neither agreed on the proposed Russian...

    Russia’s 2015 National Security Strategy Cements Strained Ties With US
    Jan06

    Russia’s 2015 National Security Strategy Cements Strained Ties With US

    On December 31, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed into law the new National Security Strategy, which replaces its 2009 version. The 2015 Strategy soon prompted a cacophony of critical opinions from commentators who have highlighted the extent to which it designates the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)...

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