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    Ukraine Must Finish Reforming Public Procurement Practices as Part of Anti-Corruption Drive
    Aug17

    Ukraine Must Finish Reforming Public Procurement Practices as Part of Anti-Corruption Drive

    As Ukraine struggles with a collapsing economy and Russian-backed separatists in the Donbas, a third crisis threatens its long-term national stability: endemic corruption.Ukraine ranks 142nd out of 175 countries on Transparency International’s latest annual Corruption Perceptions Index. Of the fifteen former Soviet republics, only...

    Ukraine’s Fall Elections Matter More Than You Think
    Aug17

    Ukraine’s Fall Elections Matter More Than You Think

    With less than 80 days before election day in Ukraine, mayoral races are already heating up. Parliament approved a new election law that does two things: Ukraine will use an open-list system and the country will hold runoffs for mayors in larger cities. These two features combined with the potential decentralization reforms being debated by...

    Russian Foreign Minister Blames Kiev For Escalation Of Violence In Eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    Russian Foreign Minister Blames Kiev For Escalation Of Violence In Eastern Ukraine

    August 17, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Rebel-Held Ukraine Overhauls Education System As It Aligns Itself With Russia
    Aug17

    Rebel-Held Ukraine Overhauls Education System As It Aligns Itself With Russia

    August 17, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Tajikistan: Anxious Times on the Afghan Border
    Aug17

    Tajikistan: Anxious Times on the Afghan Border

    Dushanbe watches increased Taliban activity near its borders with rising concern. From EurasiaNet.org. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    When it comes to foreign affairs EU institutions cannot replace national policies
    Aug17

    When it comes to foreign affairs EU institutions cannot replace national policies

    When it comes to foreign affairs EU institutions cannot replace national policiesFollowing former Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski’s calls for EU member states to “empower” the EU to conduct more effective foreign policy on their behalf, Open Europe’s Pawel Swidlicki argues the problem lies not with weak EU...

    Russia Threatens Georgia With Renewed Trade War
    Aug14

    Russia Threatens Georgia With Renewed Trade War

    The Russian government regularly uses its agency for consumer protection, Rospotrebnadzor, for trade discrimination and blocking imports from countries whose policies Moscow does not like (see EDM, March 28, 2006; October 11, 2013; October 16, 2013). On August 4, 2015, Rospotrebnadzor issued a warning to Georgia about the “low quality” of...

    Shyrokyne ‘Demilitarized Zone’: Russia’s New Idea of Conflict-Management in Ukraine’s East
    Aug14

    Shyrokyne ‘Demilitarized Zone’: Russia’s New Idea of Conflict-Management in Ukraine’s East

    Russia proposes to turn the Ukrainian stronghold Shyrokyne, key to defending the strategic Azov sea port city of Mariupol (Mariupil), into a “demilitarized zone” under joint or shared control by Ukraine, Russia and the “Donetsk people’s republic” (“DPR”), under the indispensable aegis of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in...

    Shyrokyne: Strategic Asset, Political Symbol on Ukraine’s Azov Sea Coast
    Aug14

    Shyrokyne: Strategic Asset, Political Symbol on Ukraine’s Azov Sea Coast

    The Contact Group on Ukraine (Minsk Group) has recently been debating a proposal to turn the Ukrainian stronghold Shyrokyne, key to defending the Azov Sea port city of Mariupol (Mariupil), into a “demilitarized zone.” The Contact Group—comprised of Russia, Ukraine, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the Donetsk...

    Ukraine Topples Communist Statues But Raises A Bigger Debate
    Aug14

    Ukraine Topples Communist Statues But Raises A Bigger Debate

    August 14, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

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