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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Bild reports Greek Finance Minister considering resigning
    Mar27

    Bild reports Greek Finance Minister considering resigning

    Bild reports Greek Finance Minister considering resigningBild reports, via Greek news site Kontra,that Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is getting ready to resign, citing an unnamed Greek government insider as saying, “It is only a matter of time until Varoufakis resigns. It is a done deal.” The Greek government has denied the report....

    Ukraine Crisis Update: March 26, 2015
    Mar27

    Ukraine Crisis Update: March 26, 2015

    Download the PDF Against the backdrop of continued ­fighting outside Mariupol and Donetsk, Ukrainian oligarch and volunteer battalion fi­nancier Ihor Kolomoyskyi stole the headlines this week. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

    Elusive as Ever:  The State of Iranian-Russian Cooperation
    Mar27

    Elusive as Ever: The State of Iranian-Russian Cooperation

    With relations between Russia and the West having deteriorated sharply over Ukraine, Moscow has stepped up its efforts to improve Russian-Iranian relations. While some progress has been made on this front, the many longstanding differences in their relations serve to limit the extent to which Iran and Russia can cooperate. …read more...

    Central Asians Fighting in Ukraine May Lead to Tensions With Russia
    Mar26

    Central Asians Fighting in Ukraine May Lead to Tensions With Russia

    On March 17, the Russian and Kyrgyzstani services of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) published a long interview with a citizen of Kyrgyzstan identified as Manas (not his real name), who said he had fought alongside the Moscow-backed pro-Russia separatists in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine. A retired officer and former graduate of...

    The Kremlin’s Game of Threats
    Mar26

    The Kremlin’s Game of Threats

    Last week (March 19), speaking at an annual conference of the Union of Russian Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)—Russia’s main business lobbying group—President Vladimir Putin promoted a previously announced financial amnesty. Putin implied that Russia’s super-rich must repatriate their capital back from abroad and out of...

    Less-Stringent Minsk II Terms Paved the Way for Renewed Sanctions
    Mar26

    Less-Stringent Minsk II Terms Paved the Way for Renewed Sanctions

    On March 19, delegates at the European Union Summit in Brussels agreed to extend tough sanctions against Moscow—until year’s end if necessary—to get Russian President Vladimir Putin to implement the Minsk II ceasefire. Under terms of that deal, signed on February 12, EU sanctions won’t be lifted until Ukraine takes back full control...

    Crimea, one year after the annexation: the end of the honeymoon?
    Mar26

    Crimea, one year after the annexation: the end of the honeymoon?

    2015-03-25Ewa FischerJadwiga RogożaThe past year of Crimea as part of the Russian Federation has shown that any resolution of the peninsula’s problems seems unlikely in the near future. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    German Power and the Ukraine Conflict
    Mar26

    German Power and the Ukraine Conflict

    The Ukraine crisis has revealed both the strengths of German foreign policy-diplomatic skill and economic power-and its weakness-a lack of military muscle. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Putin’s War Has Consolidated Ukraine
    Mar26

    Putin’s War Has Consolidated Ukraine

    Viewed historically, the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war is the product of four deeper causes and one trigger. First, the Soviet empire’s collapse in 1991 propelled its successor state, Russia, to seek reimperialization for structural and ideological reasons. Second, the emergence of a “fascistoid” (or almost fully fascist) regime made imperial...

    Ukraine: An Oligarch Brought to Heel
    Mar26

    Ukraine: An Oligarch Brought to Heel

    March 26, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

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