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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Harsh Realities in Ukraine
    Jun16

    Harsh Realities in Ukraine

    Perhaps, rather than thinking about some grand architecture for the future, it would make more sense now for all the sides of the current Russian-Western conflict to think about stepping away from the brink. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Reflections on Lost Chances: Ukraine and the CIS
    Jun16

    Reflections on Lost Chances: Ukraine and the CIS

    As the pretend, latest, pointless ceasefire in the Donbass celebrates another week of artillery-fueled “peace,”complete with more destroyed infrastructure and more lives pointlessly lost; and Russia continues to move men, materiel, and memorial markers into Ukraine, the world remains riveted on … Greece, and the inevitable bailout headed its way....

    European Games Show Baku’s Progress; Will the West Recognize It?
    Jun16

    European Games Show Baku’s Progress; Will the West Recognize It?

    Friday, in Baku, the first European Games opened. Spectacle and sport, international competition and unity, all of the things the world claims to want when we show our best sides in peace. It is yet another step in Baku’s emergence as a serious and aspiring democracy. It is a sign that decades of reform and growth are producing a profoundly...

    The EU and Moldova: How to Liberate a Captured State
    Jun16

    The EU and Moldova: How to Liberate a Captured State

    BUCHAREST— Local elections in Moldova this weekend have strengthened the position of the incumbent government, despite allegations of corruption on a massive scale. Earlier this year, around $1 billion — about 12 percent of the country’s gross domestic product — disappeared from three Moldovan banks in non-performing loans reportedly made...

    Here’s One Practical Way to Save Ukraine
    Jun16

    Here’s One Practical Way to Save Ukraine

    Stimulating Ukraine’s economy is a key goal of the reforms that are underway in Kyiv. Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the European Union (EU) should enable better economic management and freer trade. But there’s an important precondition for growth: investor confidence. Domestic businessmen and foreign investors must feel...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Resume, Macedonia Frees Captive Migrants
    Jun16

    Ukraine Peace Talks Resume, Macedonia Frees Captive Migrants

    Plus, four Tajikistani border guards released after months as Taliban hostages, and Kazakhstan nears the finish of a WTO membership marathon. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Putin’s best EU friends
    Jun16

    Putin’s best EU friends

    Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is trying to have it both ways.Just days after attending the G7 summit, which highlighted the possibility of stepping up sanctions against Russia should it not meet the commitments it made in the Minsk agreements, Renzi hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Milan, where he spoke of the “traditional...

    The Muddled Thinking at the G-7 Only Encourages Putin
    Jun16

    The Muddled Thinking at the G-7 Only Encourages Putin

    Leaders at the recent G-7 summit reaffirmed their commitment to keeping sanctions on Russia in place. They also agreed that sanctions will likely be extended until 2016 because Russia has failed to implement the Minsk II ceasefire agreement. But the summit ended on a disappointing note: The summit communiqué and all the G-7 leaders indicated that...

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Economic Success Is Key To Ending Conflict
    Jun16

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Economic Success Is Key To Ending Conflict

    When it comes to the conflict in Ukraine, you could say that in some ways, Natalie Jaresko is on the frontlines. She’s the country’s finance minister, and she argues that Ukraine’s economic success is the only way to end the war fueled by Russia in the east of the country. NPR’s Michele Kelemen caught up with her during...

    Celebrating Russia Day, the Country Finds Itself With No Future
    Jun15

    Celebrating Russia Day, the Country Finds Itself With No Future

    The meaning of Russia Day, the holiday celebrated last Friday, June 12, remains obscure and even foreign for the majority of Russians. Overall, the population has mixed feelings about the collapse of the Soviet Union, which was precipitated by the declaration of state sovereignty of the Russian Federation (commemorated by Russia Day) and the...

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