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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine and the Weary Hegemon
    Jun19

    Ukraine and the Weary Hegemon

    The Ukraine crisis has demonstrated both the benefits and the pitfalls of what an Obama administration staffer once infelicitously described as “leading from behind,” that is, allowing Washington’s allies to take the lead in crisis diplomacy. The Ukraine conflict was a most unwelcome surprise for a U.S. read more …read more Source:...

    Digital Asia links: South China Sea cyber, Uber in China, Russian troop selfies and more
    Jun19

    Digital Asia links: South China Sea cyber, Uber in China, Russian troop selfies and more

    The Asia Pacific is the most dynamic digital landscape in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technologies and the largest concentration of mobile and social media users. An escalation in online activism, changing cyber dynamics, developments in digital diplomacy and the exploitation of big data are shaping the region’s...

    Elections and Politics in and Around Belarus
    Jun19

    Elections and Politics in and Around Belarus

    The chairwoman of the Central Electoral Commission of Belarus, Lidia Ermoshina, has proposed to conduct the upcoming presidential elections on October 11—that is, more than one month earlier than the previously set date of November 15. The official explanation of this shift has to do with the constitutional necessity for the parliament to...

    Ukrainian Website Publishes Purported Detailed Russian Invasion Plan of Eastern Ukraine
    Jun19

    Ukrainian Website Publishes Purported Detailed Russian Invasion Plan of Eastern Ukraine

    On June 16, the Ukrainian website Mirotvorets published what are allegedly Russian military draft plans of a massive military invasion of eastern Ukraine. The invasion plan or “special operation of army group ‘North’ ” was apparently put together by the staff of the Western Military District (ZVO) in St. Petersburg...

    Anger Over Hungary’s Anti-Migrant Border Fence, ECHR Rules on First Armenia-Azerbaijan Cases
    Jun18

    Anger Over Hungary’s Anti-Migrant Border Fence, ECHR Rules on First Armenia-Azerbaijan Cases

    Plus, HRW warns that Dagestan authorities are targeting a Muslim group, and a Russian NGO targeted by ‘foreign agent’ law is closing. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Switching Spymasters Amid War is Risky
    Jun18

    Switching Spymasters Amid War is Risky

    Valentin Nalyvychenko, head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), is in trouble again. On June 15, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he was “unsatisfied” with Nalyvychenko’s work. Three days later, Ukraine’s parliament dismissed him.At a time when the Minsk II ceasefire agreement is a ceasefire in name only and...

    The Living Legacy of Helsinki
    Jun18

    The Living Legacy of Helsinki

    Forty years ago, 35 countries, including the US and most of Europe, signed the Helsinki Final Act, setting the stage for the end of the Cold War. As violence in Ukraine rages on, Europe’s leaders would do well to reaffirm the principles underlying that world-changing pact. …read more Source: Project Syndicate (Czech...

    The media storm over Transnistria
    Jun18

    The media storm over Transnistria

    2015-06-17Kamil CałusJan StrzeleckiThe media in Russia and Transnistria are building up the threat of war from Ukraine and Moldova against the separatist republic. The Ukrainian parliament’s termination on 21 May of the agreement with Russia on the transit of Russian troops to Transnistria, and Moldova’s decision to limit Russian...

    Tsipras: We’re ready to say “big No” to bad deal for Greece
    Jun18

    Tsipras: We’re ready to say “big No” to bad deal for Greece

    Tsipras: We’re ready to say “big No” to bad deal for GreeceGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told reporters yesterday, “The Greek government will bear the cost of carrying through this difficult agreement [with lenders]…We will assume the responsibility to say ‘the big No’ to a continuation of the catastrophic policies for Greece.”...

    The 2015 Global Peace Index
    Jun18

    The 2015 Global Peace Index

    The 2015 Global Peace Index has been released today and shows that overall, global peace levels remained stable in 2014; but are lower than 2008. However the overall score disguises an increasing division between the most and least peaceful nations. Since last year, four out of the nine geographical regions experienced an improvement in peace:...

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