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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Brussels Urges Faster Pace of Ukrainian Reforms
    Jan19

    Brussels Urges Faster Pace of Ukrainian Reforms

    Group of EU countries says democratic, prosperous Ukraine is best defense against ‘Russian aggression.’ …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Today: Who Will Stop the Barbarian?
    Jan19

    Russia Today: Who Will Stop the Barbarian?

    The apparent democratic reforms in Russia of the 1980’s and 1990’s were only an undercover tool used at the hands of the KGB and the former Soviet bureaucracy to gain political power and to appropriate former state property of the USSR under the pretense of privatization. With the completion of this appropriation, the need for...

    Russian Duma Committee Rejects Anti-Gay Law
    Jan19

    Russian Duma Committee Rejects Anti-Gay Law

    Lawmakers will today consider the draft law calling for fines for public expressions of ‘non-traditional sexual orientation.’ …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Dealing with the Ukrainian Crisis: Transatlantic Strategy Dilemmas
    Jan19

    Dealing with the Ukrainian Crisis: Transatlantic Strategy Dilemmas

    This paper focuses on the unique challenges posed by the near-frozen Ukraine crisis and the divisions that exist between Europe and the US on how to interpret and respond to the problem. Washington, for example, views Russian actions in Ukraine within a broader global perspective and seeks to contain and isolate what it sees as a rogue regime....

    Germany Is Real Target of Italy’s Opposition to Russia’s Planned Nord Stream Two
    Jan18

    Germany Is Real Target of Italy’s Opposition to Russia’s Planned Nord Stream Two

    A unique coalition is taking shape in Europe against German-Russian plans to double the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline. Italy has joined a group of countries, mostly from Central-Eastern Europe, in opposing the implementation of this energy project, which is spearheaded by Russia’s state-run gas monopoly Gazprom. Until now, some eastern...

    Circassian Activists Protest Deportation of Circassians With Turkish Citizenship
    Jan18

    Circassian Activists Protest Deportation of Circassians With Turkish Citizenship

    The Russian government has started targeting Circassians from Turkey who have settled in the North Caucasus, angering local Circassians. Even the well-known Russian loyalist Asker Sokht, a Circassian activist from Krasnodar region, raised the alarm, saying that Circassian settlers from Turkey in Kabardino-Balkaria have started receiving letters...

    Russia Bargains and Bluffs for Breakthrough in Ukraine
    Jan18

    Russia Bargains and Bluffs for Breakthrough in Ukraine

    For months, the various negotiations formats on conflict management in Ukraine appeared deadlocked. But suddenly, in mid-January 2016, signs of a breakthrough in the making have multiplied—bringing both hopes and concerns to all the parties involved. The most meaningful of these signs was United States President Barack Obama’s telephone...

    Seven Key Reforms for Ukraine in 2016
    Jan18

    Seven Key Reforms for Ukraine in 2016

    After Orthodox Christmas, I spent a few days in Kyiv. It is quite striking how the mood has changed in a positive direction. The 2016 budget and the modified tax code were adopted on December 24. After two weeks of well-deserved rest, there is a sudden realization that Ukraine accomplished many important economic reforms in 2015. Admittedly, many...

    Putin possible depose  the palace coup.
    Jan18

    Putin possible depose the palace coup.

    Avraham Shmulevich: Putin possible depose the palace coup. January 18, 2016 Israeli political scientist and Rabbi Avraham Shmulevich told the “Observer”, which may be the fate of Ukraine in the near future. – Which countries can be called natural partners of Ukraine against Russia in the long term of 3-4 years? – Strictly speaking, formal war...

    U.S. Probing Kremlin’s ‘Infiltration’ of European Political Parties
    Jan18

    U.S. Probing Kremlin’s ‘Infiltration’ of European Political Parties

    Washington said to believe Moscow has been funding anti-establishment parties in a bid to destabilize NATO. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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