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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Who Are the Leading State Sponsors of Terrorism?
    Dec29

    Who Are the Leading State Sponsors of Terrorism?

    As 2017 draws to a close, it is difficult to be optimistic about what will be coming in the new year. The American President, whose margin of victory was certainly based on his pledge to avoid unnecessary wars, has doubled down on Afghanistan, refuses to leave Syria even though ISIS has been defeated, and is playing serious brinksmanship with a...

    Reasons to Doubt the Veracity of the ‘Steele Dossier’ on Trump are Still Emerging
    Dec29

    Reasons to Doubt the Veracity of the ‘Steele Dossier’ on Trump are Still Emerging

    There is a parallel but lesser-publicized narrative running alongside the dominant media-favored Trump-Russia collusion story.It centers not on Trump and his alleged collusion with Moscow, but on Fusion GPS, the shady firm behind the infamous Steele dossier.Stories about the 35-page “intelligence report” written by former MI6 spy...

    State TV in Russia as a weapon against the opposition
    Dec27

    State TV in Russia as a weapon against the opposition

    It is not only the Kremlin’s counterparts on the international stage that are targeted by the disinformation campaign. Opposition politicians, human rights defenders and other members of civil society inside Russia are no less frequent victims of discrediting media attacks. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukrainian activist sentenced in occupied Crimea for ‘anti-Russian’ Facebook posts
    Dec27

    Ukrainian activist sentenced in occupied Crimea for ‘anti-Russian’ Facebook posts

    A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has passed a 2-year suspended sentence on 54-year-old Larisa Kitaiska, a businesswoman and former Maidan activist, over supposed ‘Russophobic’ posts on Facebook . …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Details on Newly Uncovered GRU Online Personas
    Dec27

    Details on Newly Uncovered GRU Online Personas

    On Christmas, Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post from published two widely shared reports on GRU (Russian military intelligence) activities in creating fake profiles on social networks, along with “astroturfed” political activist groups. The first, longer article, entitled “Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated...

    US Decides to Provide Ukraine with Lethal Weapons

    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on December 22 that the US was going to provide Ukraine with “enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity, to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to deter further aggression.” Among the weapons being sent...

    ICT Given Huge Boost in Belarus
    Dec27

    ICT Given Huge Boost in Belarus

    Slowly but steadily, Belarus continues to liberalise its regulations to attract more foreign investment. The country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, recently signed a decree on the development of the digital economy, thus making Belarus the first world’s jurisdiction with overall legal regulation of businesses based on blockchain...

    Watch List: Dec. 26, 2017

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    Putin rival Sobchak defends Crimean Tatar activist on trial for saying, like her, that Crimea Is Ukraine

    The ‘trial’ has begun in Russian-occupied Crimea of Suleyman Kadyrov who is facing a possible 5-year sentence for a Facebook comment stating that Crimea is Ukraine – just like Russian presidential candidate Ksenya Sobchak who has spoken out in Kadyrov’s defence …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Brookings experts on Trump’s National Security Strategy
    Dec25

    Brookings experts on Trump’s National Security Strategy

    By Suzanne MaloneyOn December 18, 2017, the Trump administration released its first National Security Strategy (NSS). The NSS is a congressionally-mandated document (dating to the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act) that outlines an administration’s appraisal of U.S. national security interests, the global security environment, challenges to U.S....

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