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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Vakarchuk, President Poroshenko and the Order of Liberty
    Jan27

    Vakarchuk, President Poroshenko and the Order of Liberty

    The leader of the group “Okean Elzy” Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, the received award from the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, said critics at the awards presentation. In his blog, the musician wrote that “political leaders are choosing private before state” and tend to sit on multiple chairs. The leader of the group “Okean Elzy” Svyatoslav...

    Ukraine has made gains, but the fight isn’t over yet
    Jan27

    Ukraine has made gains, but the fight isn’t over yet

    Former European Union president Jose Manuel Barrossa: “The reforms have been impressive but the most important problem is still corruption. Ukraine must outlaw conflicts of interest in politics (oligarch influences); do asset recovery; reform taxation and customs; reverse illegal privatizations; and stop concealment of assets offshore. If not...

    Russian Entente Nears as Allies Give Ukraine Sanctions Hint
    Jan27

    Russian Entente Nears as Allies Give Ukraine Sanctions Hint

    Calls for better relations with Russia show Putin’s success at convincing them that he’s interested in conflict resolution, even when that’s not necessarily the case. …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

    Ukraine’s Economic Revival Starting in the West
    Jan27

    Ukraine’s Economic Revival Starting in the West

    On January 1, as the West opened its doors to goods from Ukraine, the Kremlin closed its doors to almost all trade with Ukraine. European investors in western Ukraine are also encouraged by the influence of Samopomich, a pro-development, low-corruption political party that dominates Ukraine’s west. This party encourages citizen involvement...

    Germany, Dump Nord Stream 2
    Jan27

    Germany, Dump Nord Stream 2

    Increasingly, there is growing resentment from Italy, Poland, the Baltic states, Ukraine, and Central European countries about Berlin’s determination to build Nord Stream 2. Nord Stream 2 has become so controversial for its opponents because it runs contrary to Merkel’s policy toward Russia in addition to undermining the EU’s...

    A dangerous moment for Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire
    Jan27

    A dangerous moment for Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire

    If it starts to seem like Putin is cooperating and Poroshenko stalling, Brussels will likely find it difficult to maintain unanimity on renewing economic sanctions against Russia this summer. The new urgency for a resolution stems from a fear in Western capitals that Poroshenko may now play for time, turning Minsk into an endless blame […]...

    Lenin’s Misguided Policies Helped Destroy USSR, Putin Says
    Jan27

    Lenin’s Misguided Policies Helped Destroy USSR, Putin Says

    Transfer of Donbas region to Ukraine was ‘nonsense,’ Russian leader says. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Common Ground for European Defense: National Defense and Security Strategies Offer Building Blocks for a   European Defense Strategy
    Jan26

    Common Ground for European Defense: National Defense and Security Strategies Offer Building Blocks for a European Defense Strategy

    Momentum is growing behind a European defense strategy. Initial plans for the European Global Strategy review process did not foresee a military dimension. However, the violent conflict to Europe’s east and south, as well as terrorist attacks at home, have underlined that the role of military power in international affairs, specifically in...

    Breaking The Bribe Culture Is Still A Challenge For Ukraine
    Jan26

    Breaking The Bribe Culture Is Still A Challenge For Ukraine

    January 26, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Not So Fast, Mr. Inozemtsov
    Jan26

    Not So Fast, Mr. Inozemtsov

    Responding to an article that Ambassadors Steven Pifer, William Taylor, and I wrote in The New York Times advocating greater US and EU assistance to Ukraine, Vladislav Inozemtsov wrote a provocative article January 19 in which he makes the case that Kyiv should cede the occupied territories of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), Luhansk...

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