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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Links and Quotations: Switching to a desktop, Bill Gates investing in innovation, the new conference call, and more
    Aug12

    Links and Quotations: Switching to a desktop, Bill Gates investing in innovation, the new conference call, and more

    Your daily dose of science, business, and technology.Hackers stole secrets for up to $100 million insider-trading profit – Reuters – “A group of mainly US-based stock traders and computer hackers in Ukraine made as much as $100 million in illegal profits over five years by conspiring to use information stolen from thousands of corporate press...

    Russia Puts Screws on Small Farmers, Belarus Tries to Cope With Ukrainian Migrants
    Aug12

    Russia Puts Screws on Small Farmers, Belarus Tries to Cope With Ukrainian Migrants

    Plus, WWF releases 50,000 baby Danube sturgeons in effort to save the endangered fish, and Serbia and Kosovo recognize each other’s car insurance schemes. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    How Mr. X Outsmarted Mr. Kvit: The Lopsided Progress of Ukraine’s Education Reforms
    Aug12

    How Mr. X Outsmarted Mr. Kvit: The Lopsided Progress of Ukraine’s Education Reforms

    Let me tell you the story of Mr. X—a student whom I had never seen in class, and who had not shown up for any of his final exams. “Oh, do not worry,” his fellow students reassured me, “it has been like this year in year out.” I could have easily forgotten this trivial episode had Mr. X not earned a university diploma and...

    Ukraine Crisis Is Not Only About Ukraine
    Aug12

    Ukraine Crisis Is Not Only About Ukraine

    The Ukraine crisis is not only about Ukraine. Far more urgent for humanity as a whole are the commitments made by Russia and other UN Security Council members with regard to Ukraine’s accession to the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT) following the Soviet Union’s collapse. The NPT aims to curtail the spread of weapons...

    New publication: An assessment of direct and indirect liabilities of Polish banks AD 2015
    Aug12

    New publication: An assessment of direct and indirect liabilities of Polish banks AD 2015

    The publication is an attempt at a comprehensive analysis of direct and indirect burdens imposed upon banks in 2015. The idea to present such factors — which are often extremely varied in nature — in a single study was born out of the fact that these factors are often considered separately, on the basis of various criteria which causes them to be...

    Russia’s New Maritime Doctrine
    Aug12

    Russia’s New Maritime Doctrine

    On July 26, Russia released its new maritime doctrine to 2020 (Kremlin.ru, July 26). It is important not to confuse this document with a new “naval doctrine,” although this doctrine certainly has important things to say about Russia’s navy. Rather, the “Maritime Doctrine of the Russian Federation” is a comprehensive state policy for...

    Even After Iran Deal, Putin Won’t Get His Way in Ukraine
    Aug11

    Even After Iran Deal, Putin Won’t Get His Way in Ukraine

    Ever since US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi last May, Ukraine’s friends have been concerned that in its eagerness to ensure Kremlin support for a deal with Iran, the White House was willing to let Putin have his way in Ukraine. Advocates of this outlook point to five developments:In Sochi,...

    Russia, Lithuania Tussle Over Reporter’s Extradition, EU Finds Billions for Migrant Aid
    Aug11

    Russia, Lithuania Tussle Over Reporter’s Extradition, EU Finds Billions for Migrant Aid

    Plus, IMF call to tax the poor puts Albania in a dilemma, and a Bernini masterpiece resurfaces only to vanish from Slovakia. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine Bans 38 Russian ‘Hate Books’ Amid Culture War
    Aug11

    Ukraine Bans 38 Russian ‘Hate Books’ Amid Culture War

    August 11, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    The Ebbing of the Patriotic Wave
    Aug11

    The Ebbing of the Patriotic Wave

    President Vladimir Putin has seen his approval rating reach a record-high of 89 percent in recent months, riding a wave of so-called “patriotic mobilization” triggered by Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine. But are Russians truly enthusiastic about Putin’s policies, or are they merely passive supporters? Donald Jensen, resident...

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