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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The 2015 Global Peace Index
    Jun18

    The 2015 Global Peace Index

    The 2015 Global Peace Index has been released today and shows that overall, global peace levels remained stable in 2014; but are lower than 2008. However the overall score disguises an increasing division between the most and least peaceful nations. Since last year, four out of the nine geographical regions experienced an improvement in peace:...

    And Then There Were Five: The Plight of Ukraine’s Oligarchs
    Jun18

    And Then There Were Five: The Plight of Ukraine’s Oligarchs

    Ukraine’s five wealthiest people have lost a collective $9.75 billion in the last year. To put this number in perspective, the IMF’s bailout package is worth $17.5 billion. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Is Russia’s Government Planning to Take on Chechnya’s Strongman?
    Jun17

    Is Russia’s Government Planning to Take on Chechnya’s Strongman?

    Russian analysts are beginning to wonder whether Moscow has grown tired of Chechnya’s ruler, Ramzan Kadyrov, and wants to replace him. Recent attacks on human rights activists in Chechnya received unusually wide and negative media coverage in Russia, even though years of routine rights violations in the republic, documented by human rights...

    When Will Mikheil Saakashvili Return to Georgia?
    Jun17

    When Will Mikheil Saakashvili Return to Georgia?

    The appointment of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili as the head of government administration (governor) of Odesa province in Ukraine produced a wave of speculation about his future plans in Georgia. Immediately after taking office in Odesa, Saakashvili gave several interviews for Georgian media outlets, including Rustavi 2 and Imedi....

    Bringing Belarus Back in From the Cold (Part Four)
    Jun17

    Bringing Belarus Back in From the Cold (Part Four)

    To read Part One, please click here.To read Part Two, please click here.To read Part Three, please click here. To help lessen Belarus’s economic dependence on Russia, and reach out to mainstream Belarusian society, the European Union has a range of non-political instruments available. The EU can, for example: work with the Euroclear...

    Putin’s nuclear saber-rattling: What is he compensating for?
    Jun17

    Putin’s nuclear saber-rattling: What is he compensating for?

    On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a new “military-patriotic recreation park” near Moscow. His speech there made headlines, and not because the park is what one Western reporter called a “military version of Disneyland,” where kids can fire rocket-propelled grenades. (Sounds like the kind of park that I would have wanted to...

    Here’s Why Moscow Doesn’t Want the Donbas but Continues to Meddle There Anyway
    Jun17

    Here’s Why Moscow Doesn’t Want the Donbas but Continues to Meddle There Anyway

    The war in the Donbas is imposing large costs on Ukraine. According to Ukraine’s leading investment bank Dragon Capital, in October 2014 the occupied territories in the Donbas accounted for 2.6 percent of Ukraine’s territory, 7.3 percent of the population, 10 percent of GDP, and 15 percent of industrial production. This output has...

    No Breakthrough in Ukraine Peace Talks, Tbilisi Counts Toll of Weekend Flood
    Jun17

    No Breakthrough in Ukraine Peace Talks, Tbilisi Counts Toll of Weekend Flood

    Plus, conflicting views of the Srebrenica massacre divide Belgrade and Sarajevo, and the Chinese yuan exerts an ever-stronger pull on Russian business. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Unilateral declaration of default will cause legal action against Ukraine
    Jun17

    Unilateral declaration of default will cause legal action against Ukraine

    Economic Research Consultant of the Razumkov Centre Volodymyr Sidenko commented to the newspaper Silski Visti on the course of the negotiations between the government and the creditors on restructuring Ukraine’s external debt. The creditors seem to be willing to change the payment period and reduce the interest rate but not to write off...

    A Winning Strategy For Ukraine
    Jun17

    A Winning Strategy For Ukraine

    The “new” Ukraine that has emerged since the ouster of former President Viktor Yanukovych has proved to be surprisingly resilient. Unfortunately, by treating Ukraine like Greece, European leaders are inadvertently helping Russian President Vladimir Putin achieve his goal of permanent destabilization. …read more Source: Project...

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