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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    CASE bids farewell to Luca Barbone
    Sep04

    CASE bids farewell to Luca Barbone

    The former President of CASE and current CASE Fellow Dr. Luca Barbone, aged 62, passed away on September 1, 2015 after short but dramatic struggle with cancer. An Italian national but man of the world, Dr. Barbone grew up in Milan and graduated from Bocconi University in 1976. In 1985 he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Massachusetts...

    Ukraine is divided over constitutional reform
    Sep04

    Ukraine is divided over constitutional reform

    The proposed amendments to the constitution provide for a fundamental reform of the political system. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Ukraine is losing economic sway over the rebel zones of Donbas
    Sep04

    Ukraine is losing economic sway over the rebel zones of Donbas

    Before the war in Donbas, the separatist regions were subsidized by Ukraine, with about $2.6 billion a year going to pensions and an additional $3.2 billion to coal subsidies. Now, rubles from Russia’s own strained budget are filling that subsidy gap, buying influence along the way, the New York Times newspaper reports. “When we speak of...

    Digital Diplomacy links: Russia’s game of trolls, DFAT’s social media use, Iran deal, SIGINT, BBC and more
    Sep04

    Digital Diplomacy links: Russia’s game of trolls, DFAT’s social media use, Iran deal, SIGINT, BBC and more

    On the first Friday of each month the Interpreter will publish Digital Diplomacy links instead of the weekly Digital Asia links. As Australian digital diplomacy strives to catch-up to the rest of the world, these links will highlight the most creative and effective ways in which countries are leveraging the Internet for foreign policy gain. The...

    Action Plan to End War in Ukraine Charted at Berlin Meeting (Part Two)
    Sep04

    Action Plan to End War in Ukraine Charted at Berlin Meeting (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. On August 24, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called together a unique meeting, in Berlin, of the “Normandy” format minus Russia (though essentially in consensus with Moscow). Merkel, along with French President François Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, outlined a series of steps that need...

    Action Plan to End War in Ukraine Charted at Berlin Meeting (Part One)
    Sep04

    Action Plan to End War in Ukraine Charted at Berlin Meeting (Part One)

    An overall consensus, in broad outline, seems to have taken shape among the main European players, pre-eminently Moscow and Berlin, to accelerate a solution to the conflict “in” Ukraine by the end of this year, on Russia’s terms. German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted a meeting in Berlin on August 24, in an unprecedented “Normandy minus...

    Autumn Pause Follows Donbas August Fighting
    Sep04

    Autumn Pause Follows Donbas August Fighting

    Fighting has dramatically subsided in eastern Ukraine by September 1. A couple of weeks ago, in mid-August, the situation was different and the guns were blazing. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists: “It is now possible to call the ‘separation line’ [in Donbas] a ‘front line.’ ” Lavrov accused the Ukrainian...

    Reviving America’s nuclear culture
    Sep03

    Reviving America’s nuclear culture

    Of all the exhibits of horror in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum—twisted bicycles, melted eyeglasses, burned rubble—one stopped me in my tracks. It was a small section of wall and steps. On it, a dark half-oval is burned into the stone, with vertical shading on the steps. It is the silhouette of a human being, vaporized by the atomic...

    IMR to Present Report ‘An Invasion by Any Other Name: Russia’s Dirty War in Ukraine’ in Washington, D.C.
    Sep03

    IMR to Present Report ‘An Invasion by Any Other Name: Russia’s Dirty War in Ukraine’ in Washington, D.C.

    On September 17, the Institute of Modern Russia and the Atlantic Council will co-host the presentation of a new report titled “An Invasion by Any Other Name: Russia’s Dirty War in Ukraine,” prepared by the editorial team of The Interpreter, an IMR special project. The report offers evidence proving that Russia is behind the unrest in the...

    If Russian Soldiers Aren’t Dying In Ukraine, Why Did Putin Make Casualty Stats A State Secret?
    Sep03

    If Russian Soldiers Aren’t Dying In Ukraine, Why Did Putin Make Casualty Stats A State Secret?

    Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia ForbesIf you want to enrage Vladimir Putin, publish an article on Russian casualties in Ukraine. Putin unequivocally declared, on his Direct Line broadcast to the Russian people on April 16, that “the question of whether Russian troops are present in Ukraine…I can tell you outright and unequivocally...

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