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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine Accepts Constitutional Amendment to Russia’s Advantage at US Insistence
    Jul24

    Ukraine Accepts Constitutional Amendment to Russia’s Advantage at US Insistence

    The international context of negotiations to implement the Minsk armistice is changing in Russia’s favor. As the leading Western power, the Barack Obama administration effectively pressures Ukraine to legitimize the Donetsk-Luhansk authorities in the constitution and through elections. This would satisfy Russia’s main demands at this...

    Obama Administration Undercutting Ukraine’s Position in the Minsk Armistice Negotiations
    Jul24

    Obama Administration Undercutting Ukraine’s Position in the Minsk Armistice Negotiations

    Urged by US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in Kyiv last week, Ukraine took a first step toward legalizing the secessionist authorities in the country’s constitution (see EDM, July 20). Concurrently, US Vice President Joseph Biden asked Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to accept local elections being held and possibly...

    Moscow Uses Kadyrov in Kremlin Push for Rapprochement with Saudi Arabia
    Jul24

    Moscow Uses Kadyrov in Kremlin Push for Rapprochement with Saudi Arabia

    Chechnya, formally a Russian province, has found a place for itself in relations between Moscow and Riyadh. Indeed, in general, subnational units of the Russian Federation, in particular the Muslim regions, have become much more active in the Middle East. Chechnya’s governor, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been especially dynamic in this regard: over...

    Czech Pol Jailed in Corruption Case, Lugansk Rebels Claim to Find U.S. Weapons Cache
    Jul24

    Czech Pol Jailed in Corruption Case, Lugansk Rebels Claim to Find U.S. Weapons Cache

    Plus, Moldova’s whistleblowing education chief is tipped for prime minister, and Kosovo arrests a high-ranking judge. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Current requirements and recommendations  on constitutional reform in Ukraine  of the Parliamentary Assembly  and Venice Commission
    Jul24

    Current requirements and recommendations on constitutional reform in Ukraine of the Parliamentary Assembly and Venice Commission

    Within the project “The speedometer “Ukraine – EU”: Constitutional and Judicial Reform”, financed by European Union …read more Source: Centre for Political and Legal...

    Current requirements and recommendations on judicial reform and prosecutorial reform in Ukraine of the Council of Europe bodies
    Jul24

    Current requirements and recommendations on judicial reform and prosecutorial reform in Ukraine of the Council of Europe bodies

    Under the “Speedometer” Ukraine – EU “: Constitutional and Judicial Reform”, funded by the European Union …read more Source: Centre for Political and Legal...

    The protest of the Right Sector will not gain broad public support
    Jul24

    The protest of the Right Sector will not gain broad public support

    In the comment to the website Glavnoe, Deputy Director, Director of Political and Legal Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Yuriy Yakymenko explained why the protest of the Right Sector, which took place in Kyiv on 21 July 2015, will not gain wide public support. The Right Sector announced a veche, as it was last year during the revolution at the...

    Kremlin Stages Fake Separatist Stunt in Lviv
    Jul24

    Kremlin Stages Fake Separatist Stunt in Lviv

    Western leaders pressing Ukraine to give into Russian demands and offer the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics autonomy would be well-advised to take note of the other parts of Ukraine which, according to Russian media, are also demanding self-rule.On July 17, approximately twenty people in Lviv staged a blitzkrieg...

    The Enemy Within: Paramilitaries and the Ukrainian State
    Jul24

    The Enemy Within: Paramilitaries and the Ukrainian State

    Ukrainian paramilitaries pose an increasingly existential threat to Kyiv. Earlier this year, Kyiv launched an initiative to bring them under their direct control. But despite their nominal subordination to Kyiv’s security services, these groups operate with minimal supervision and maintain financial independence. Their fighting capacity...

    On the Iran Nuclear Deal
    Jul24

    On the Iran Nuclear Deal

    A wide-ranging discussion on the Iran nuclear deal, the future of the Middle East, and Russia’s role after the Ukraine crisis with Charlie Rose. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

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