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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    What Europe Needs to Do to Solve its Energy Security Problem
    Sep16

    What Europe Needs to Do to Solve its Energy Security Problem

    Over the past few years, the European Union (EU) has sought to enhance its energy security by implementing the Third Energy Package, proposing an Energy Union, holding Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom to competition rules, and actively pursuing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Despite these efforts, the EU...

    Europe’s Refugee Crisis and the Unravelling of the Union
    Sep16

    Europe’s Refugee Crisis and the Unravelling of the Union

    BRUSSELS—Turkey, with a population of 75 million, is hosting around 2 million refugees from the ongoing wars in Syrian and Iraq. Lebanon, with less than 5 million citizens, is hosting over 1 million. Jordan, population 6.4 million, now hosts close to 1 million. These well-known figures show how the series of disputes among European...

    The future of NATO enlargement after the Ukraine crisis
    Sep16

    The future of NATO enlargement after the Ukraine crisis

    Author: Andrew T. Wolff Russian President Vladimir Putin claims that his country’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 was partly in response to NATO enlargement. NATO leaders counter that eastern enlargement is not a cause of the Ukraine crisis, and they argue that enlargement does not threaten Russia, but rather it creates stability for...

    Judy Asks: Should the West Work With Russia on Syria?
    Sep16

    Judy Asks: Should the West Work With Russia on Syria?

    By massively boosting its military presence in Syria over recent weeks, Russia has created irreversible facts on the ground. It has done so to demonstrate that Russia reserves the right to be involved in resolving any conflict or crisis, wherever in the world it may occur. The Kremlin sees this indispensability—together with its sphere of...

    Israeli Strategic Challenges and Opportunities in the New Year
    Sep16

    Israeli Strategic Challenges and Opportunities in the New Year

    BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 307, September 16, 2015 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Global upheavals are underway, U.S. foreign policy is changing, and the Middle East is in turmoil. All this presents Israel with multiple threats, and Jerusalem must be ready for any scenario. Deterring Iran and its proxies, and Islamic State, will remain priorities for...

    Ukraine After Euromaidan: What Difference Does a Revolution Make?
    Sep16

    Ukraine After Euromaidan: What Difference Does a Revolution Make?

    Many people claim that following the 2013-14 protests against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and worsening violence in the Donbas, Ukrainian attitudes have significantly changed—mainly towards European integration, support for democracy and the fight against corruption. Our project—“Region,...

    So, It’s Not the Islamic State After All? The Threat of International Terrorism in Poland
    Sep16

    So, It’s Not the Islamic State After All? The Threat of International Terrorism in Poland

    This paper examines the threat posed by Islamist terrorism to Poland, including that of the Islamic State, as well as the challenges of dealing with foreign fighters traveling through and from the country to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The author first contends that the threat to Poland from Islamic fundamentalists is low. He then discusses...

    High utility rates will limit the purchasing power of Ukrainians
    Sep16

    High utility rates will limit the purchasing power of Ukrainians

    Director of Economic Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Vasyl Yurchyshyn believes that further increase of the utility rates will reduce the purchasing power of Ukrainians, informs the news agency RIA. “Currently the inflation is limited by the low standard of living of the citizens of Ukraine. However, increasing utility rates (from 1 September,...

    Ukrainian Pair On Trial in Grozny for War Crimes
    Sep16

    Ukrainian Pair On Trial in Grozny for War Crimes

    Uncertainty surrounds the men’s arrest, place of detention, and reliability of their testimony. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Exposes US Hidden Agenda in Syria
    Sep16

    Russia Exposes US Hidden Agenda in Syria

    The Syrian refugee problem was maturing slowly steadily and would have provided the perfect pretext for a US-led ‘humanitarian intervention’ in that country. But Russia is there first and the best-laid American plan may have gone awry. The US Middle East policies have been fixated obsessively on ‘regime change’ in Syria for at least a...

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