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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Government We Deserve?
    Sep30

    The Government We Deserve?

    The problem with the twenty-four hour news cycle is that everything being reported comes and goes too quickly to connect the dots. I noted a number of stories during the past several weeks that should have raised all kinds of red flags, particularly if considered together, but they frequently received such limited media coverage and were gone so...

    Orwell at the UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy as ‘a Country That Supports US Policy’
    Sep30

    Orwell at the UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy as ‘a Country That Supports US Policy’

    In his Orwellian September 28, 2015 speech to the United Nations, President Obama said that if democracy had existed in Syria, there never would have been a revolt against Assad. By that, he meant ISIL. Where there is democracy, he said, there is no violence or revolution. This was his threat to promote revolution, coups and violence against any...

    Moscow Launches Hybrid ‘Rail War’ Against Latvia
    Sep29

    Moscow Launches Hybrid ‘Rail War’ Against Latvia

    Russia’s aggression against its neighbors is often called “hybrid” war because it makes use of techniques that give the Kremlin deniability in the eyes of some while allowing Russia to advance its power into the territories of other states. If one accepts that definition, even if not the term itself, then Moscow is now waging a hybrid “rail...

    Ukraine Must Embrace Radical Reform Now
    Sep29

    Ukraine Must Embrace Radical Reform Now

    If the Ukrainian government does not follow through with an ambitious reform agenda, public support will wane while dissatisfaction will increase, threatening political stability and the country’s future. “There is no time for slow evolutionary changes. Radical and revolutionary reforms are the only way to success,” warns a new...

    Munk Debate on Foreign Policy: The best debate of all?
    Sep29

    Munk Debate on Foreign Policy: The best debate of all?

    Monday night, the Munk Debate forum hosted this election’s only debate focusing on foreign policy. Party leaders Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair went head-to-head over Canada’s record on refugees, Bill C51 and the Arctic. Was it a success? We rounded up reviews from a handful of experts that delve into who won, who...

    Halfway There on National Unity in Ukraine
    Sep29

    Halfway There on National Unity in Ukraine

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has lost the battle for the hearts and minds of the predominantly Russian-speaking regions of eastern and southern Ukraine that remain under Kyiv’s control. Support for those he calls “compatriots” has been at the core of Putin’s stated rationale for intervention in Ukraine. Polls...

    Will Assad Rescue Putin from the Ukrainian Quagmire?
    Sep29

    Will Assad Rescue Putin from the Ukrainian Quagmire?

    For fifteen years, Gleb Pavlovsky worked as an adviser to Russian Presidents Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, and the one-term Dmitry Medvedev. He was one of the chief architects behind the “power vertical” concept— the need for a strong leader in order to create stability. Freedom and democracy were supposed to “come...

    Domestic and External Threats to the Euromaidan Revolutionaries in Ukraine
    Sep29

    Domestic and External Threats to the Euromaidan Revolutionaries in Ukraine

    Although separatist violations of the Ukrainian ceasefire are down, the Minsk-II accords are not being fulfilled in key areas. read more …read more Source: Center for Strategic and International...

    Russia’s Fight in Syria Reflects the Kremlin’s Fears at Home
    Sep29

    Russia’s Fight in Syria Reflects the Kremlin’s Fears at Home

    While supporting Asaad has allowed Russia to retain its influence in the Middle East, Russia should be wary of getting too involved in Syria if it wants to avoid another Ukraine-like quagmire …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Ukraine: From Evolutionary to Revolutionary Reforms
    Sep29

    Ukraine: From Evolutionary to Revolutionary Reforms

    The Atlantic Council. …read more Source: World Affairs...

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