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    The Heinrich Böll Foundation mourns the death of Memorial co-founder Arseny Roginsky
    Dec25

    The Heinrich Böll Foundation mourns the death of Memorial co-founder Arseny Roginsky

    Arseny Roginsky, born in 1946, was “a child of the GULAG”, as his father, an engineer from Leningrad, had been sentenced to imprisonment in the camps in 1938 – and again in 1951. His parents met during their exile in the North. In 1956, after his father’s death in detention, he and his mother moved back to Leningrad. In the 1960s, Arseny...

    ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih Gets EBRD Boost
    Dec24

    ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih Gets EBRD Boost

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to provide a loan of up to 350 million US dollars to support the modernisation and environmental upgrade of Ukraine’s largest steel mill, PubJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih. The loan will help finance ongoing investments at the mill, which is owned by global steel maker...

    Ukraine’s ex-Prime Minister briefly detained as Russia continues its “most falsified Ukrainian political trial”
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s ex-Prime Minister briefly detained as Russia continues its “most falsified Ukrainian political trial”

    Arseny Yatsenyuk was stopped at Geneva Airport on the evening of December 23 because of an ‘arrest warrant’ issued by Russia against the former Ukrainian Prime Minister. The charges of having fought against Russian federal forces in Chechnya 23 years ago are absurd but cost the ex-PM and his daughter a mere ten minutes of their time....

    IMF Concludes Latest Moldova Review, Releases New Money
    Dec24

    IMF Concludes Latest Moldova Review, Releases New Money

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded its latest review of Moldova on December 20 and immediately made available 22.2 million US dollars as part of the lender’s current three-year funding arrangement. The review was carried out under the terms of its Extended Credit Facility and Extended Fund Facility agreements, which total 183.1...

    Russia’s Defense Capabilities in 2018
    Dec24

    Russia’s Defense Capabilities in 2018

    Security Sky high defense spending, as if in preparation for a major war, is depleting Russia. In 2018, Moscow will face the question of how long this can endure. Although the authoritarian regime has not been prepared (so far) to up the ante even further, it cannot significantly cut this type of expenditure either, mostly for domestic political...

    Suspended sentence for the savage murder of Maidan journalist Viacheslav Veremiy
    Dec24

    Suspended sentence for the savage murder of Maidan journalist Viacheslav Veremiy

    The first and only trial so far over the fatal attack on journalist Viacheslav Veremiy during Euromaidan has ended in a four-year suspended sentence with a two-year probation period passed on Yury Krysin for his undisputed part in the killing. Judge Oleh Linnyk from the Shevchenkivsk Court in Kyiv, ignored the prosecutor’s call for a...

    Ten Tips for Israel when Negotiating with Saudi Arabia and the Arab World
    Dec24

    Ten Tips for Israel when Negotiating with Saudi Arabia and the Arab World

    Dove of peace, image by VimeoBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 697, December 24, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Speculation is rife about the possibility of normalizing relations between Israel and the nations of the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar). If such negotiations do take place, the Israeli government will need to...

    Watch List Findings: Dec. 23, 2017
    Dec23

    Watch List Findings: Dec. 23, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    This Crimean Tatar Activist Survived Stalin—But Not Putin
    Dec23

    This Crimean Tatar Activist Survived Stalin—But Not Putin

    Vedzhie Kashka was 82 years old. She was a child when the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sent his NKVD to the Crimean Peninsula to deport the entire Crimean Tatar minority to Central Asia—and to kill anyone who resisted. She spent much of her adult life urging the Brezhnev-era bureaucracy to allow her people to return home. Last month, she was...

    Interpreting the Bomb: Ownership and Deterrence in Ukraine’s Nuclear Discourse
    Dec22

    Interpreting the Bomb: Ownership and Deterrence in Ukraine’s Nuclear Discourse

    Dec 13, 2017Nuclear deterrence thinking has become so entrenched in U.S. academic and policy circles that it only seems natural that other states regard nuclear weapons in the same terms. Yet is it necessarily so? In this working paper, Polina Sinovets and Mariana Budjeryn examine the case of Ukraine to understand how its leaders interpreted the...

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