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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    How Google Analytics Codes Unearthed a Network of South African Fake News Sites
    Aug04

    How Google Analytics Codes Unearthed a Network of South African Fake News Sites

    In July 2015, Lawrence Alexander published a report uncovering a number of ostensibly local, Ukrainian news sites that were actually operated out of the so-called “Troll Factory” of St. Petersburg, at 55 Savushkina Street. Lawrence found the connection between these sites by locating a shared Google Analytics ID, which showed that the sites were...

    Russia wants 5-year sentence for a Ukrainian flag in illegally occupied Crimea
    Aug04

    Russia wants 5-year sentence for a Ukrainian flag in illegally occupied Crimea

    The verdict is awaited in the ‘trial’ in Russian-occupied Crimea of Ukrainian farmer and activist Volodymyr Balukh. The de facto prosecutor has demanded five years and one month imprisonment for the Ukrainian activist and recognized political prisoner, and the behaviour thus far of the ‘judge’ – Maria Bedritskaya – gives no grounds...

    Russia-Moldova Row Deepens
    Aug04

    Russia-Moldova Row Deepens

    Chisinau’s treatment of Russian deputy PM ‘absolutely unacceptable,’ says Kremlin spokesman. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Sanctions and The Coming Crackdown on Americans
    Aug04

    Russia Sanctions and The Coming Crackdown on Americans

    Illustration from “Hamilton 68” project website.Last week I wrote an article and did an interview explaining that in my reading of the new Russia sanctions bill just signed by President Trump, there is a measure opening the door to a US government crackdown on some of the non-mainstream media. In particular, Section 221 of the...

    DUP leader says reunification is a “non-runner” as Irish senator foresees referendum in the next decade
    Aug03

    DUP leader says reunification is a “non-runner” as Irish senator foresees referendum in the next decade

    DUP leader says reunification is a “non-runner” as Irish senator foresees referendum in the next decadeDiscussing an Irish parliament committee report titled ‘Brexit and the future of Ireland’, rapporteur Mark Daly of Fianna Fáil said, “I think a referendum [on unification] will be held in the next decade. The lesson from Brexit is that you...

    Russian Sanctions: The Kremlin’s Response
    Aug03

    Russian Sanctions: The Kremlin’s Response

    By Jacob L. Shapiro The U.S. has issued a direct challenge to Russia with the passage of expanded sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump begrudgingly signed a bill Aug. 2 that was passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate with veto-proof majorities. If Russia does not respond, it will appear weak – something the Kremlin...

    Imagining Russia post-Putin
    Aug03

    Imagining Russia post-Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the students on July 21, 2017. Alexei Nikolsky/via APOn July 21, Vladimir Putin was asked at an audience with schoolchildren what he will do when he retires. He replied, “I haven’t decided yet if I will leave the presidency.” While everyone is obsessed with following the twists and turns of the...

    Mystery tax probe condemned as more pressure on Ukrainian anti-corruption NGOs
    Aug03

    Mystery tax probe condemned as more pressure on Ukrainian anti-corruption NGOs

    Transparency International Ukraine has added its voice to calls of concern over the latest move against the Anti-Corruption Centre [AntAC] which has been the target of a smear campaign over recent months …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukraine’s SBU charges journalist with ’treason’ over anti-Ukrainian publications for Russia Today
    Aug03

    Ukraine’s SBU charges journalist with ’treason’ over anti-Ukrainian publications for Russia Today

    Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] has arrested a Zhytomyr blogger and journalist whom they accuse of “preparing and circulating anti-Ukrainian material on the instructions of Russian supervisors”. The charges include state treason so, if convicted, Vasyl Muravytsky could face a 15-year prison sentence …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    Sex work and the law – it’s complicated
    Aug02

    Sex work and the law – it’s complicated

    Although sex workers around the world lobby for decriminalisation, sex work law remains controversial. This article is the first in a series exploring sex work and regulatory reform. The question of whether female sex work (performed by both trans and cisgender women) is legal or illegal in any country cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or...

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