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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Nazarbayev Blocks Russian TV in Kazakhstan
    Jan06

    Nazarbayev Blocks Russian TV in Kazakhstan

    In slightly over a generation, Kazakhstan has gone from being a republic in which ethnic Russians formed a plurality, to one in which ethnic Kazakhs form a two-thirds majority. But to keep that country within Russia’s orbit, Moscow still counts on the fact that most urban Kazakhs speak Russian rather than Kazakh. Nonetheless, linguistic...

    The Limits of Geopolitical Thinking on Belarus
    Jan06

    The Limits of Geopolitical Thinking on Belarus

    President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s visit to Moscow, which had been scheduled for November 25–26 and then postponed, eventually occurred on December 15. By most accounts, the contentious issues facing Lukashenka and his counterpart, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, were not resolved: the two sides neither agreed on the proposed Russian...

    Russia’s 2015 National Security Strategy Cements Strained Ties With US
    Jan06

    Russia’s 2015 National Security Strategy Cements Strained Ties With US

    On December 31, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed into law the new National Security Strategy, which replaces its 2009 version. The 2015 Strategy soon prompted a cacophony of critical opinions from commentators who have highlighted the extent to which it designates the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)...

    Ten Reasons Why I’m Optimistic About Ukraine’s Economy in 2016
    Jan05

    Ten Reasons Why I’m Optimistic About Ukraine’s Economy in 2016

    The outlook for the Ukrainian economy in 2016 is positive. Many important reforms were carried out in 2015. The necessary exchange rate adjustment has occurred and most required bank closures have taken place. The parliament has adopted tax changes and a decent budget for 2016. The debt restructuring deal has postponed foreign debt service. The...

    Henry Kissinger: The new level of complexity.
    Jan05

    Henry Kissinger: The new level of complexity.

    “Politician can not do something himself – he can only wait for the Lord will hear gait, observing certain events. And then he will have to jump and reach the tip of his coat. “- Otto von Bismarck. Former US Secretary of State in an interview with our newspaper told about the dangerous new threats of the solution to the conflict in the Middle...

    Putin’s Next Potential Target: The Baltic States
    Jan05

    Putin’s Next Potential Target: The Baltic States

    Although Russia’s economy is reeling and its military forces are increasingly engaged in Syria and Ukraine, NATO commanders, governments, and analysts are concerned that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s adventurism has not run its course. Most anxieties focus on the Baltic states as Russia’s next potential military...

    Kennan Cable No.13: What Ukraine Can Learn from Other Countries’ Experiences with PTSD
    Jan05

    Kennan Cable No.13: What Ukraine Can Learn from Other Countries’ Experiences with PTSD

    Ukrainian soldiers walk outside a hospital in Artemivsk, February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Despite continuing reports of sporadic shelling in eastern Ukraine and breaches of the Minsk agreement, there is hope that the heavy fighting may be drawing to a close. But the human toll of the war will continue to be felt in Ukraine for a long time...

    From Ordinary Business Trip to Russian Jail: Former Ukrainian Political Prisoner Exhorts West to Keep Pressure on Russia
    Jan05

    From Ordinary Business Trip to Russian Jail: Former Ukrainian Political Prisoner Exhorts West to Keep Pressure on Russia

    Editor’s Note: Yuriy Yatsenko testified before the US Helsinki Commission in Washington on December 11, 2015. His remarks have been shortened.I am a Ukrainian citizen who was illegally arrested and detained by the Russian Federation for over a year for political reasons. Nadiya Savchenko, Oleg Sentsov, and others who are less known have...

    Association Commitments: What Progress in Reforms in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine
    Jan05

    Association Commitments: What Progress in Reforms in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine

    During this conference several stakeholders will assess the progress made by Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine in the implementation of political reform commitments under their EU Association Agreements. …read more Source: Open Society...

    Kyiv Blames Blackout on Russian Hackers
    Jan05

    Kyiv Blames Blackout on Russian Hackers

    Ukraine’s cyber-security response team confirms deliberate attack on the power grid caused last month’s power outage. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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