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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Mariupol line: Russia’s land bridge to Crimea
    Mar19

    The Mariupol line: Russia’s land bridge to Crimea

    While the Minsk II ceasefire has not yet taken full hold, observance has improved since the first week after the ceasefire began, when separatist and Russian forces occupied Debaltseve in Eastern Ukraine. The question now: will the ceasefire be fully implemented? It appears fragile at best. What happens at Mariupol has become a bellwether....

    Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day
    Mar19

    Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron have rightly turned down Vladimir Putin’s invitation to go to Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies’ victory in Europe, and President Obama may soon follow suit. However, there is still a way for Western leaders to attend a commemoration that...

    Crimea One Year On: Where Does Russia Go Now?
    Mar19

    Crimea One Year On: Where Does Russia Go Now?

    A year has passed since Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed the formal annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation. This act, which in the Kremlin’s narrative amounted to the rightful return of an ancient Russian holy land, seemingly elevated Vladimir Putin to near savior-like status in the eyes of the Russian people. read more...

    Will the Ukrainian Economy Collapse in 2015?
    Mar19

    Will the Ukrainian Economy Collapse in 2015?

    On March 11, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved an Extended Fund Facility for Ukraine. This is the tenth IMF program with Ukraine since 1994, none of which have been completed. Op-ed by Anders Åslund. …read more Source: Peterson Institute for International...

    Serbia Makes Landmark Arrests of Massacre Suspects; Kazakhstan Convicts Police of Torture
    Mar19

    Serbia Makes Landmark Arrests of Massacre Suspects; Kazakhstan Convicts Police of Torture

    Plus, rights groups accuse Ukrainian Army and rebels of using cluster bombs and Kyrgyzstan begins legalizing the underground economy. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Rights Group Criticizes Use of Cluster Bombs in Ukraine
    Mar19

    Rights Group Criticizes Use of Cluster Bombs in Ukraine

    A U.S.-based rights group says both government and rebel forces used cluster bombs in eastern Uk… …read more Source: American Security Council...

    The collapse of Ukraine’s foreign trade
    Mar19

    The collapse of Ukraine’s foreign trade

    2015-03-18Tadeusz IwańskiThe main reason for the decline in exports from Ukraine is the collapse of industrial production in the war-torn Donbas region. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Imitating Chavez: A Year of Nationalization in Crimea
    Mar19

    Imitating Chavez: A Year of Nationalization in Crimea

    Although it began with state-owned assets, the nationalization project in Crimea quickly consumed Ukrainian and Russian private property. One year on, every significant Crimean enterprise is in the hands of local authorities, and there is little hope for privatization. | Русский …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Tsipras expected to request additional help at EU summit as Greek funding problems deepen
    Mar19

    Tsipras expected to request additional help at EU summit as Greek funding problems deepen

    Tsipras expected to request additional help at EU summit as Greek funding problems deepenSpeaking in the Greek parliament yesterday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras struck a defiant tone and insisted that his party will not “go back on what [it has] promised” – adding that it is the rest of the Eurozone which must stop taking “unilateral...

    Ukraine to Negotiate New Contract With Gazprom
    Mar18

    Ukraine to Negotiate New Contract With Gazprom

    On March 20, Ukraine, the European Union and Russia plan to negotiate Gazprom’s natural gas deliveries to Ukraine after March 31, when the “winter package,” which was agreed upon at trilateral talks last October, expires (Eurointegration.com.ua, March 17). Russia says there is no need for a new agreement, suggesting Ukraine should simply...

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