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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    When Will Mikheil Saakashvili Return to Georgia?
    Jun17

    When Will Mikheil Saakashvili Return to Georgia?

    The appointment of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili as the head of government administration (governor) of Odesa province in Ukraine produced a wave of speculation about his future plans in Georgia. Immediately after taking office in Odesa, Saakashvili gave several interviews for Georgian media outlets, including Rustavi 2 and Imedi....

    Putin’s nuclear saber-rattling: What is he compensating for?
    Jun17

    Putin’s nuclear saber-rattling: What is he compensating for?

    On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a new “military-patriotic recreation park” near Moscow. His speech there made headlines, and not because the park is what one Western reporter called a “military version of Disneyland,” where kids can fire rocket-propelled grenades. (Sounds like the kind of park that I would have wanted to...

    Here’s Why Moscow Doesn’t Want the Donbas but Continues to Meddle There Anyway
    Jun17

    Here’s Why Moscow Doesn’t Want the Donbas but Continues to Meddle There Anyway

    The war in the Donbas is imposing large costs on Ukraine. According to Ukraine’s leading investment bank Dragon Capital, in October 2014 the occupied territories in the Donbas accounted for 2.6 percent of Ukraine’s territory, 7.3 percent of the population, 10 percent of GDP, and 15 percent of industrial production. This output has...

    No Breakthrough in Ukraine Peace Talks, Tbilisi Counts Toll of Weekend Flood
    Jun17

    No Breakthrough in Ukraine Peace Talks, Tbilisi Counts Toll of Weekend Flood

    Plus, conflicting views of the Srebrenica massacre divide Belgrade and Sarajevo, and the Chinese yuan exerts an ever-stronger pull on Russian business. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    A Winning Strategy For Ukraine
    Jun17

    A Winning Strategy For Ukraine

    The “new” Ukraine that has emerged since the ouster of former President Viktor Yanukovych has proved to be surprisingly resilient. Unfortunately, by treating Ukraine like Greece, European leaders are inadvertently helping Russian President Vladimir Putin achieve his goal of permanent destabilization. …read more Source: Project...

    Unilateral declaration of default will cause legal action against Ukraine
    Jun17

    Unilateral declaration of default will cause legal action against Ukraine

    Economic Research Consultant of the Razumkov Centre Volodymyr Sidenko commented to the newspaper Silski Visti on the course of the negotiations between the government and the creditors on restructuring Ukraine’s external debt. The creditors seem to be willing to change the payment period and reduce the interest rate but not to write off...

    Experts on overregulation in the banking sector – 138th mBank-CASE Seminar
    Jun17

    Experts on overregulation in the banking sector – 138th mBank-CASE Seminar

    “The issue of overregulation in the banking sector has recently been widely discussed due to the fact that nowadays domestic and international legislation covers almost all areas of banks’ activities. Until now, this problem has been analyzed mainly in reference to some particular bylaws. I, on the other hand, would like to assess the...

    Samantha Power: Liberal War Hawk
    Jun17

    Samantha Power: Liberal War Hawk

    Propaganda and genocide almost always go hand in hand, with the would-be aggressor stirring up resentment often by assuming the pose of a victim simply acting in self-defense and then righteously inflicting violence on the targeted group. US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power understands this dynamic having written about the 1994...

    Kazakhstan’s Crackdown on Rumors Fails to Prevent their Spread
    Jun16

    Kazakhstan’s Crackdown on Rumors Fails to Prevent their Spread

    On January 1, 2015, the new Criminal Code, which was approved by President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s July 2014 decree, took effect in Kazakhstan. Hailed by the authorities as a means to modernize the domestic penal system in line with international standards, it introduces a number of novelties aimed not only at “humanizing” the law but also...

    Ukrainian President Replaces Governor of War-Torn Donetsk Province
    Jun16

    Ukrainian President Replaces Governor of War-Torn Donetsk Province

    On June 11, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko fired General Oleksandr Kikhtenko as governor of Donetsk province, roughly half of which is controlled by Moscow-backed militants. Like his predecessor, local steel tycoon Serhy Taruta, who was ditched last fall and elected to parliament from Mariupol (Mariupil), Kikhtenko apparently proved to be...

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