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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Pre-MH17 Photograph of Buk 332 Discovered
    Jun05

    Pre-MH17 Photograph of Buk 332 Discovered

    Since the July 17, 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), Bellingcat has published numerous articles concerning the anti-aircraft missile launcher that downed the passenger plane–Buk 332, of Russia’s 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade. This Buk missile launcher (TELAR) was previous dubbed “Buk 3×2” due to an obscured middle...

    Civic Outrage in Ukraine as Justice Ministry Rigs Vital Competition
    Jun05

    Civic Outrage in Ukraine as Justice Ministry Rigs Vital Competition

    Ukraine’s main association of lawyers and different civic organizations have sounded the alarm over a supposed competition which, they believe, was heavily slanted to get the result wanted by the Justice Ministry – namely the appointment of a Deputy Minister of Justice …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Crimean Tatar activist prosecuted for Facebook birthday greeting to Mustafa Dzhemilev
    Jun05

    Crimean Tatar activist prosecuted for Facebook birthday greeting to Mustafa Dzhemilev

    Rustem Mennanov has become the latest Crimean Tatar to be fined or jailed for innocuous social network posts. Such prosecutions are often pretexts for persecution, but also a form of intimidation and warning that even posts from years before Russia’s invasion of Crimea will be used for repressive purposes. …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    RPR: Party quotas must not be applied in appointing new Human Rights Commissioner
    Jun05

    RPR: Party quotas must not be applied in appointing new Human Rights Commissioner

    The Reanimation Package of Reforms calls upon the Parliament of Ukraine to ensure an open and independent competition for the post of the Ombudsman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in compliance with internationally recognized standards of transparency, impartiality and involvement of civil society. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Watch List Findings: June 3, 2017
    Jun03

    Watch List Findings: June 3, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    Trump to Europe: You’re on your own
    Jun03

    Trump to Europe: You’re on your own

    Merkel consider her options after meeting with Trump on May 26, 2017, in Italy. AP Photo/Evan VucciDuring his recent trip to Europe for meetings at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and with the Group of Seven in Italy, Donald Trump delivered on his campaign promise to disrupt business as usual. In the process, he is undoing U.S. policies undertaken...

    The Counter-Enlightenment and the Great Powers
    Jun02

    The Counter-Enlightenment and the Great Powers

    Whatever the differences between European and U.S. policymakers in recent decades, there was little doubt that the two sides were operating on the basis of shared Enlightenment values, however loosely defined. Even at the peak of the rifts over the Iraq war, the very vehemence of the fights gave them the quality of a vicious family feud....

    Push the Alarm Bell Already
    Jun02

    Push the Alarm Bell Already

    It’s time to put the catastrophic state of the region’s media freedom front and center. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Applications for the Civic School for Sound EU Practice (IEP, Germany)
    Jun02

    Applications for the Civic School for Sound EU Practice (IEP, Germany)

    The Civic School for Sound EU Practice starts a new series of trainings in Ukraine until 2019, develops cooperation with local partners and increases its outreach. Based on the feedback from previous participants, the new trainings have been further developed and adapted according to the needs and experiences of the Ukrainian civil society...

    Cultural Undercurrents in the Post Soviet Space
    Jun02

    Cultural Undercurrents in the Post Soviet Space

    Society Most analytical work on Russia and the wider post soviet space defines the region in terms of democratic transition. Research questions largely hinge on why Russia, and many of its ex-soviet neighbours, have not successfully become democratic, or how long will it take for these countries to accomplish their transition, if ever. More...

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