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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    US weakness gave Russia courage to act in Syria
    Oct01

    US weakness gave Russia courage to act in Syria

    Russia’s entry onto the Syrian battlefield was an avoidable development, a chess play to the game of checkers that has been US policy in the Middle East.As foreseeable as the lights of an oncoming train, Russia has doubled down on its sole Arab ally, Bashar Assad, and complicated enormously the US effort to counter both ISIS and the Syrian...

    Why Putin gambled on airstrikes in Syria – and what might come next
    Oct01

    Why Putin gambled on airstrikes in Syria – and what might come next

    Mikhail Klimentiev/Ria NovostiFor those watching closely, the signal for Russia’s first airstrikes came in a statement early on September 30 by Kremlin spokesman Sergei Ivanov, just after the upper house of the parliament authorised military operations: To observe international law, one of two conditions has to be met – either a UN Security...

    Strengthening the Rule of Law Across Europe
    Oct01

    Strengthening the Rule of Law Across Europe

    16OctMembersStrengthening the Rule of Law Across Europe16 Oct 2015 – 13:00 to 14:00Chatham House, London ParticipantsThorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General, Council of EuropeRegister Register Download ResultsOverviewThe secretary general of the Council of Europe, the depositary of the European Convention of Human Rights, will address the key...

    Why Putin ended up gambling on airstrikes in Syria – and what might come next
    Oct01

    Why Putin ended up gambling on airstrikes in Syria – and what might come next

    Mikhail Klimentiev/Ria NovostiFor those watching closely, the signal for Russia’s first airstrikes came in a statement early on September 30 by Kremlin spokesman Sergei Ivanov, just after the upper house of the parliament authorised military operations: To observe international law, one of two conditions has to be met – either a UN Security...

    Russia Launches Airstrikes in Syria
    Oct01

    Russia Launches Airstrikes in Syria

    Syrian opposition says attacks targeted them, not Islamic State as Moscow claims. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Quo vadis, Ukraine? asks Ivan Mikloš during 139th mBank – CASE Seminar
    Oct01

    Quo vadis, Ukraine? asks Ivan Mikloš during 139th mBank – CASE Seminar

    Language English “If I am to point to one most important characteristic of Ukraine it is the fact that it is a country whose level of development is far below its potential” – said Ivan Mikloš, co-founder and president of think-tank MESA10 and a member of the International Advisory Board of National Reform Council of Ukraine, who was the keynote...

    Saakashvili in Odessa
    Oct01

    Saakashvili in Odessa

    This alert discusses the Ukrainian government’s appointment of former Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili as governor of the city of Odessa. More specifically, the author examines 1) the strategic importance of Odessa to Ukraine as well as the problems the city has concerning corruption; 2) the controversy surrounding the appointment of...

    Reform #1 Why Ukraine Has to Reform its Gas Sector
    Oct01

    Reform #1 Why Ukraine Has to Reform its Gas Sector

    This paper discusses the gas sector in Ukraine and efforts to reform it, including the reasons the Ukrainian parliament passed a law in April 2015 to break up the state-owned company Naftogaz and create a competitive gas market in the country. More specifically, the author examines 1) Ukraine’s high levels of gas imports and how this...

    Australia’s possible strategy shift on Syria is a nod to Russia’s influence
    Oct01

    Australia’s possible strategy shift on Syria is a nod to Russia’s influence

    Julie Bishop says all options should be considered when it comes to Australia’s position on a post-civil war Syria. AAP/Amanda VoisardEarlier this week, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made some comments flagging a significant shift in Australia’s position on the Assad regime in Syria. According to Bishop, if the Assad regime were to be...

    Australian foreign policy needs a shake-up after two decades of sclerotic decline
    Sep30

    Australian foreign policy needs a shake-up after two decades of sclerotic decline

    Under the assertive leadership of Xi Jinping, China won’t meekly accept the terms of closer engagement with Australia being determined by the US alliance. AAP/Lukas CochMalcolm Turnbull welcomes that Australia now lives in riskier, more exciting times. This is especially true of foreign policy. Malcolm Turnbull has stressed that Australians...

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