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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Belarus: End of the Prisoners’ Dilemma
    Sep05

    Belarus: End of the Prisoners’ Dilemma

    In mid-August 2015, two major events took center stage in media coverage of Belarus: the trip to Ukraine of Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei as well as the release of six people, labeled political prisoners in the West, by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, who pardoned them ostensibly out of dedication to “the tenets of humanism.”...

    Several North Caucasus Human Rights Organizations Labeled ‘Foreign Agents’
    Sep05

    Several North Caucasus Human Rights Organizations Labeled ‘Foreign Agents’

    After the scandal following the labeling of the Russian human rights organizations like Memorial, under the leadership of Oleg Orlov, and Grazhdanskoe Sodeistvie, under the leadership of Svetlana Gannushkina, as “foreign agents,” it was expected that rights groups in the North Caucasus would be the next targets. Nearly 9,300 non-governmental...

    Russia Spurns Ukrainian Offer of Constitutional Status for Donetsk-Luhansk
    Sep05

    Russia Spurns Ukrainian Offer of Constitutional Status for Donetsk-Luhansk

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected Ukraine’s offer of constitutional status for the Donetsk-Luhansk territory as unacceptable. Addressing an international economic forum in Vladivostok, on his way back from China today (September 4), Putin dismissed Kyiv’s offer as inadequate in content; unilateral, instead of being...

    Video: Limiting Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons
    Sep04

    Video: Limiting Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons

    The U.S.-Russian relationship may be facing challenges as significant as those confronted during the darkest days of the Cold War. From Russia’s actions in Crimea to disputes regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and ballistic missile defense, the imposition of sanctions on Russia and a surge in military incidents in...

    False Flag Alert on Refugee ‘Crisis’?
    Sep04

    False Flag Alert on Refugee ‘Crisis’?

    In the past week, the flood of undocumented and unregistered Middle Eastern and African migrants into the EU has become an inundation. The high water mark of the human tide is located in Hungary, which is not a logical outcome despite the country’s geographical position at the center of Europe. Understanding why is the key to understanding...

    Reform #1. Why Ukraine has to reform its gas sector
    Sep04

    Reform #1. Why Ukraine has to reform its gas sector

    In April 2015, the Ukrainian parliament passed a long-awaited law on the gas sector which paves the way for the extremely difficult process of reforming and de-monopolising the Ukrainian gas sector. The law will come into force on 1 October 2015 and involves the break-up of the state-owned company Naftogaz, the current monopolist, and the gradual...

    Ukraine’s agreement with private creditors
    Sep04

    Ukraine’s agreement with private creditors

    The agreement comes as a success for Ukraine since it removes the threat of the country defaulting in the forthcoming months. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    CASE bids farewell to Luca Barbone
    Sep04

    CASE bids farewell to Luca Barbone

    The former President of CASE and current CASE Fellow Dr. Luca Barbone, aged 62, passed away on September 1, 2015 after short but dramatic struggle with cancer. An Italian national but man of the world, Dr. Barbone grew up in Milan and graduated from Bocconi University in 1976. In 1985 he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Massachusetts...

    Ukraine is divided over constitutional reform
    Sep04

    Ukraine is divided over constitutional reform

    The proposed amendments to the constitution provide for a fundamental reform of the political system. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Ukraine is losing economic sway over the rebel zones of Donbas
    Sep04

    Ukraine is losing economic sway over the rebel zones of Donbas

    Before the war in Donbas, the separatist regions were subsidized by Ukraine, with about $2.6 billion a year going to pensions and an additional $3.2 billion to coal subsidies. Now, rubles from Russia’s own strained budget are filling that subsidy gap, buying influence along the way, the New York Times newspaper reports. “When we speak of...

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