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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine’s Dangerous Drive to Decentralize
    Jul13

    Ukraine’s Dangerous Drive to Decentralize

    Here’s Why the West Should Stop Pushing Decentralization Now In the coming days the Ukrainian parliament is expected to debate a draft law that would amend Ukraine’s Constitution on decentralization to expand local governments’ powers.The West has enthusiastically encouraged Ukraine to embrace decentralization, provide special...

    Ukraine: Just a little historical perspective
    Jul13

    Ukraine: Just a little historical perspective

    Crises telescope time. They focus us on the urgency of the now and, as important as they are, sometimes they distract us from enduring truths and long-term strategies. The crisis over Ukraine is no exception. We worry about war and escalation; we despair about refugees and suffering; and we naturally focus on ceasefires and their violations. This...

    Kazakhstan Finally Gains WTO Membership
    Jul10

    Kazakhstan Finally Gains WTO Membership

    On June 10, Kazakhstan and the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced they had reached an agreement for Kazakhstan’s accession to the trade body, bringing an end to an almost 20-year negotiation process that began when the Central Asian republic applied in January 1996 (Wto.org, June 10). On June 22, the WTO Working Group on Kazakhstan...

    Italy’s Energy Policy Untouched by Turkish Stream’s Flop
    Jul10

    Italy’s Energy Policy Untouched by Turkish Stream’s Flop

    In a surprising turn of events, on July 8, the Russian state-run natural gas monopoly Gazprom canceled a contract with the Italian oil and gas services group Saipem. The two companies were supposed to jointly build the first line of Turkish Stream, the Moscow-backed pipeline project to pump gas from Russia’s Black Sea coast to the...

    Ukraine’s Constitutional Reform Precludes Federalization or Special Status for Donetsk-Luhansk
    Jul10

    Ukraine’s Constitutional Reform Precludes Federalization or Special Status for Donetsk-Luhansk

    On July 1, President Petro Poroshenko made public the draft amendments to Ukraine’s Constitution, regarding decentralization of the country’s administrative-territorial system (Kyiv Post, July 1). The amendments redefine the relationship between Ukraine’s central government and the administrative-territorial units on three...

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Laws: Legislating the Past?
    Jul10

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Laws: Legislating the Past?

    In May 2015, the Ukrainian government passed four controversial laws aimed at initiating a clean break with the country’s communist past. Included in the laws are instructions on removing remnants of the communist past (monuments and street names), prescriptions on how to write the country’s history, as well as new measures to...

    A Black Eye for Croatia and Romania, Poland Legislators Debate IVF
    Jul10

    A Black Eye for Croatia and Romania, Poland Legislators Debate IVF

    Plus, a Serbian war-crimes suspect is extradited to Croatia and a Russian court date is set for Ukrainian filmmaker’s trial. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World
    Jul10

    Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World

    The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015” in June, 2015. The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It is important to understand what these words mean. Governments that challenge international norms are sovereign...

    Digital Disruption in Ukraine: From Revolution to Information Defence
    Jul10

    Digital Disruption in Ukraine: From Revolution to Information Defence

    Discussion Topics Internet and the Maidan: how important was the Internet in organising the revolution? What can other democracy movements learn from the Maidan’s digital dissidents? How does Russia use the internet in its ‘hybrid war’ against Ukraine? What lessons have been learnt from Ukraine’s response? What is the...

    Gas talks between Russia and Ukraine will continue in the format of the “Normandy four”
    Jul10

    Gas talks between Russia and Ukraine will continue in the format of the “Normandy four”

    In the comment to the magazine Focus, Leading Expert of Energy Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Viktor Lohatskyi spoke of the new format of the negotiations with Russia on gas supply to Ukraine. The amount of gas we currently receive is not enough for Ukraine. However, I think that we will be able to diversify and increase supply as soon as the...

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