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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Our understanding of states, sovereignty and statelessness is being tested
    Jan25

    Our understanding of states, sovereignty and statelessness is being tested

    Refugees walk through a frozen field after crossing the border from Macedonia, near the village of Miratovac, Serbia Reuters/Marko DjuricaOne leg of a complicated travel schedule over the holidays imprisoned me in an airport lounge for 12 hours: caught in this liminal space, I began to think about the state, its sovereignty, and the idea of...

    How Economic Dependence Could Undermine Europe’s Foreign Policy Coherence
    Jan25

    How Economic Dependence Could Undermine Europe’s Foreign Policy Coherence

    For nearly all EU member states, trade with other member states is decreasing as a share of total trade. Intra-EU exports have declined as a share of the EU’s overall exports from 68 percent in 2000 to 63 percent in 2014. This shift away from intra-EU trade raises difficult questions about the future of European integration. EU member...

    Russia Reporter Accused of Incitement Over ‘Rape’ Report
    Jan25

    Russia Reporter Accused of Incitement Over ‘Rape’ Report

    Berlin-based lawyer Martin Luithle says Channel 1’s Ivan Blagoy coverage was an irresponsible attempt to incite fear and hatred against Arab migrants. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    “Despite the crisis, Ukraine’s literature is going though a boom” – talk by Svitlana Pyrkalo, 21 January
    Jan25

    “Despite the crisis, Ukraine’s literature is going though a boom” – talk by Svitlana Pyrkalo, 21 January

    Despite the political and economic turmoil Ukraine is going through, its literature is experiencing a period of tremendous development, such was an inspiring summary of Svitlana Pyrkalo, EBRD’s Advisor on Culture and a founder of BBC’s Annual Book of the Year Award for best pieces of Ukrainian literature. January 21, 2016 Svitlana...

    Pentagon Chief Says ‘Boots On The Ground’ Part Of ‘Accelerated’ Strategy For ISIS Fight
    Jan23

    Pentagon Chief Says ‘Boots On The Ground’ Part Of ‘Accelerated’ Strategy For ISIS Fight

    US Defense Secretary Ash Carter is a man who knows that actions speak far louder than words. That’s why when Washington’s feud with China over the latter’s land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea reached a boiling point last year, Carter made a trip to the Pacific and had someone snap this picture of him riding in a...

    Making A Murderer & the Cult of Factuality
    Jan23

    Making A Murderer & the Cult of Factuality

    NetflixAs Netflix approaches two million subscribers in Australia, free-to-air TV execs have called on government to “ensure a level playing field for Australian media businesses”. The US-based streaming service is alleged to be at an uncompetitive advantage over the established broadcasters, which must follow regulations and legal constraints...

    Belarus and the West: A Policy Change Long Overdue
    Jan23

    Belarus and the West: A Policy Change Long Overdue

    Two recent public opinion polls have highlighted quite revealing results about populations living in Belarus and Ukraine. First, according to the Ukrainian polling firm Rating, the opinions of Ukrainians about Belarus are overwhelmingly positive. In the separatist areas of Donbas (the eastern Ukrainian region encompassing the Donetsk and Luhansk...

    Indonesia’s Forest Fires: Igniting Tensions in Southeast Asia
    Jan23

    Indonesia’s Forest Fires: Igniting Tensions in Southeast Asia

    Jakarta’s failure to tackle illegal burning is threatening its relations with its neighboursThe 2015 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris concluded, as expected, with mixed results: the reaffirmation of old pledges to tackle global warming, plus new pledges, of which some will be realised and others will be quietly forgotten. Still,...

    Secret Service, Public Failure
    Jan23

    Secret Service, Public Failure

    A series of embarrassing security breaches have undermined the reputation of the US president’s protection serviceLast month, the US House of Representative’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform published a scathing report on the Secret Service’s performance and conduct. In describing an organisation ‘in crisis’,...

    Should the West Embrace the AIIB?
    Jan23

    Should the West Embrace the AIIB?

    Is the AIIB just a new foreign-policy tool for China, or is it necessary for regional development and a project the West should welcome?Last month, the articles of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) came into force. This new institution, first proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, is a major diplomatic triumph for China...

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