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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Euromaidan’s Shockwaves: An Exile in Ukraine Recalls Fleeing his Native Kyrgyzstan
    Jul30

    Euromaidan’s Shockwaves: An Exile in Ukraine Recalls Fleeing his Native Kyrgyzstan

    On a recent warm summer night, Ilya Lukash sat in a bar near Kyiv’s trendy Kontraktova Square, drinking a beer and chatting with his friends in Ukrainian, Russian, and English. In a red T-shirt emblazoned with patriotic Ukrainian slogans, he could easily have been any one of the countless young, educated, pro-democracy Ukrainians who in...

    Is Europe losing Ukraine?
    Jul30

    Is Europe losing Ukraine?

    As Germany’s politicians return to their constituencies, a summer of resentment against Europe is brewing in Ukraine …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Ukraine’s Avenging Angels
    Jul30

    Ukraine’s Avenging Angels

    One group has been the main engine behind the country’s anti-corruption efforts. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine Crisis Update: July 29, 2015
    Jul30

    Ukraine Crisis Update: July 29, 2015

    Download the PDF Russian-backed separatists have intensified the scale of attacks on Ukrainian positions along the front line in Donbas undermining their recent efforts to advertise their “peaceful intentions.” Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

    Russia and China fuel Asia’s other ‘Great Game’
    Jul30

    Russia and China fuel Asia’s other ‘Great Game’

    Asia watchers have spent years divining the growing competition between the U.S. and China in East Asia, seen by some as a new version of the 19th century Great Game — the Central Asian rivalry between the Russian and British empires. Those predicting conflict feel justified by recent tensions in the South China Sea, while others argue...

    Kazakhstan’s Next Parliamentary Election May Lay Foundation for Eventual Presidential Succession
    Jul30

    Kazakhstan’s Next Parliamentary Election May Lay Foundation for Eventual Presidential Succession

    In early July, Kazakh media reported on a new political initiative announced by a group of young activists headed by Olesya Khalabuzar (Informburo.kz, July 8). The group proposed the creation of a political party under the name “Spravedlivost” (“Justice”). This “new left” project seeks to build a multi-ethnic organization that would advocate...

    Georgia Establishes New State Security Service
    Jul30

    Georgia Establishes New State Security Service

    In early July, the parliament of Georgia passed a law on establishing the State Security Service (Civil Georgia, July 4). The new body will decouple the intelligence and security agencies from Georgia’s Ministry of Interior. Among its roles, it is tasked with investigating anti-Georgian espionage and sabotage activities. Prior to 2004, the...

    North Caucasians Have Reportedly Been Called Back From Eastern Ukraine Battlefield
    Jul30

    North Caucasians Have Reportedly Been Called Back From Eastern Ukraine Battlefield

    New reports are surfacing about another influx of North Caucasian fighters arriving in eastern Ukraine, which began in 2014. In particular, Chechens fighting on the side of the pro-Russia separatists have received substantial media attention. In 2015, however, the Moscow-backed separatist leadership in eastern Ukraine said that all North...

    Reviewing the European Neighbourhood Policy: Eastern Perspectives
    Jul29

    Reviewing the European Neighbourhood Policy: Eastern Perspectives

    The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) is in tatters. When launching this regional framework for its neighbors in 2004, the EU stated that its ambition was to surround itself with a “ring of friends,” a zone of well-governed, stable, and prosperous states, with whom the EU has close and cooperative ties. Little over a decade later, instead,...

    Balkan Migrants Face Tougher Lives in Germany, Moscow Bans Major U.S. Foundation
    Jul29

    Balkan Migrants Face Tougher Lives in Germany, Moscow Bans Major U.S. Foundation

    Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s go-slow policy on cleaning up nuclear waste, and if you think it’s scorching hot where you are in Europe, you’re not alone. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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