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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The European Neighborhood Policy’s Eastern Dimension: The Impact of the Ukrainian Crisis
    Oct15

    The European Neighborhood Policy’s Eastern Dimension: The Impact of the Ukrainian Crisis

    This paper discusses the impact of the Ukrainian crisis that started in 2013 and Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 on the EU’s European Neighborhood Policy (ENP). The author contends that the crisis and the annexation have created a more hostile environment in Europe, one in which it will be difficult to further implement the ENP....

    Russia is thinking on how to return the occupied territories back to Ukraine
    Oct15

    Russia is thinking on how to return the occupied territories back to Ukraine

    Leading expert of Political and Legal Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Viktor Zamiatin commented for the Ukraine Today on recent decision by the Russian-backed militants to postpone until early 2016 the so-called local elections in the occupied east Ukraine’s territories: “It is just the first signal that Russia and their collaborationists...

    MH17 report leaves questions unanswered, and casts a light on the state of international law
    Oct15

    MH17 report leaves questions unanswered, and casts a light on the state of international law

    Rebuilding MH17 from the wreckage was hard, but building a legal case is harder still. Michael Kooren/ReutersWhile the final report of the Dutch Safety Board’s investigation into the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 points no finger of blame, the evidence – bow-tie shaped fragments in the debris and...

    Russian Military Activity: October 8 – 14, 2015
    Oct15

    Russian Military Activity: October 8 – 14, 2015

    Download the PDF President Vladimir Putin seeks to project Russian military force forward into the territory of the former Soviet Union while competing with the U.S. for influence in the Middle East. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

    Much More to be Done Before MH17 Findings Can Support a War Crime Trial
    Oct15

    Much More to be Done Before MH17 Findings Can Support a War Crime Trial

    On Tuesday, the Dutch Safety Board released its report into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014. All on board – 298 people – were killed. MH17 is said to have been downed by a Russian-made BUK surface-to-air missile, launched from somewhere in a 320-square-kilometre area in eastern Ukraine. A warhead, carried...

    New Movie Reveals Russia’s Attempts to Destroy Ukraine
    Oct15

    New Movie Reveals Russia’s Attempts to Destroy Ukraine

    Ukraine is a nation interrupted, its identity and promise stolen by invaders and predators for centuries.Ukraine’s principle oppressor has been, and remains, Russia where leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin propagate the fiction that Ukraine is “little Russia.” But the two are distinctive and the Ukrainian language is...

    Evaluating Harper’s Office of Religious Freedom
    Oct14

    Evaluating Harper’s Office of Religious Freedom

    With the federal election days away, and the spotlight on the current government’s accomplishments and follies, an unprecedented initiative of Prime Minister Stephen Harper comes to mind: the Office of Religious Freedom (ORF), which was announced in February 2013 at Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Toronto. Deemed a positive step forward...

    How Can Anyone Still Be An Interventionist?
    Oct14

    How Can Anyone Still Be An Interventionist?

    Given the ongoing disasters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and the rest of the Middle East, how can anyone in his right mind still be an interventionist? Look at Iraq. The US invasion and multi-year occupation of that country was supposed to bring a paradise of peace, prosperity, and harmony to the country. That’s what killing...

    A ‘Royal Rumble’ in Syria means yet more chaos for civilians
    Oct14

    A ‘Royal Rumble’ in Syria means yet more chaos for civilians

    Uneasy allies? Alexei Druzhinin/REUTERSAs a child, I would eagerly await the annual World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) “Royal Rumble” – 30 of the best wrestlers, all in one ring, fighting it out in a lengthy and often brutal (and yes, scripted) affair over the course of hours to be the last man standing. The most entertaining part, I found,...

    Why Crimea’s Blockade is Necessary
    Oct14

    Why Crimea’s Blockade is Necessary

    Since September 20, Crimean Tatar activists and other protesters—mostly from the Right Sector—have been blockading the flow of goods from mainland Ukraine to Crimea. The Kyiv government has neither formally supported nor criticized the move. The reaction among analysts, observers, and bloggers has been mixed—from enthusiasm to caution and even...

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