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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Even in Theater, War and Displacement Has No Room in Ukraine
    Dec08

    Even in Theater, War and Displacement Has No Room in Ukraine

    As I was walking up Kyiv’s colorful Andriyivsky descent on December 6, three explosions pierced the quiet evening. No one stopped examining the myriad souvenirs on sale in the booths lining the street, no one showed any fear or ran for cover. On the third explosion, one exasperated man exclaimed “Who the hell is blowing up those...

    Biden to Ukraine: “The United States stands firmly with the people of Ukraine”
    Dec08

    Biden to Ukraine: “The United States stands firmly with the people of Ukraine”

    “Today Russia is occupying sovereign Ukrainian territory. Let me be crystal clear: the United States does not, will not, [and] never will recognize Russia’s attempt to annex the Crimea,” US Vice President Joe Biden said in a December 8 address to Ukraine’s parliament.The parliament gave Biden a standing ovation. Geoffrey...

    The IMF Outfoxes Putin: Policy Change Means Ukraine Can Receive More Loans
    Dec08

    The IMF Outfoxes Putin: Policy Change Means Ukraine Can Receive More Loans

    Today the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will reverse its “policy on not lending into arrears.” Historically, the IMF has refused to lend to any country that has not serviced its debt to any sovereign. The IMF staff started contemplating a rule change in the spring of 2013 because nontraditional creditors,...

    Why improving your own performance isn’t always good for the team
    Dec08

    Why improving your own performance isn’t always good for the team

    Arsene Wenger: anti-doping, but is he right that it automatically improves group performance? Ronnie Macdonald, CC BYDoping in sports often gives us intriguing insights not only into how we think about right and wrong, but also into our intuitions about performance. In the aftermath of the latest doping scandal, for instance, Arsene Wenger,...

    COP21 and the carbon market menace
    Dec08

    COP21 and the carbon market menace

    (Image: Shutterstock) Carbon markets are unlikely to merit even a single mention in a Paris climate change agreement, but the idea of trading emissions has not gone away. Market advocates have simply found new code-words for referring to a practice that guarantees a fight in international climate negotiations. So they’ve hedged their bets –...

    Power Flows Again Across Ukraine-Crimea Line
    Dec08

    Power Flows Again Across Ukraine-Crimea Line

    Premier of Russian-controlled territory rules out future energy cooperation with Kyiv. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Joe Biden Urges Lawmakers In Ukraine To Fulfill Promise Of Uprising
    Dec08

    Joe Biden Urges Lawmakers In Ukraine To Fulfill Promise Of Uprising

    December 8, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Putin’s Goal is a New Yalta
    Dec08

    Putin’s Goal is a New Yalta

    I recently met with Ilya Yashin, a Russian opposition leader, political activist, and former colleague of the assassinated politician Boris Nemtsov. When I asked Yashin what the West could do to help those brave enough to defy the Russian regime, his main point was that governments and organizations must support Ukraine.The reason is obvious:...

    Nord Stream 2: Downgrading Europe’s Security of Supply Where it Matters
    Dec08

    Nord Stream 2: Downgrading Europe’s Security of Supply Where it Matters

    Nord Stream 2 is the latest Russian incarnation meant to bypass Ukraine and bring its gas directly to the European border. It would double the existing Nord Stream capacity to 110 billion cubic meters/year with two additional strings between Russia and Germany under the Baltic Sea. In spite of a recently signed shareholders agreement between...

    The bumpy road. Difficult reform process in Ukraine
    Dec08

    The bumpy road. Difficult reform process in Ukraine

    Over the past few months Kyiv has initiated a few major changes, but the delays in the reform process are growing. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

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