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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Election 2015: Devising new defence platforms (Part 2)
    Sep18

    Election 2015: Devising new defence platforms (Part 2)

    Part 1, Steve Saideman’s Liberal platform, can be read here. Last week I proposed a Liberal Defence Party Platform since the Liberal Defence Critic had posted one that was pretty thin. I promised to write platforms for the other two major parties (even I would not want to inflict my French on the Bloc Quebecois and the Greens can just shut...

    Investigative Journalists Present Exhaustive Report on ‘Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine’
    Sep18

    Investigative Journalists Present Exhaustive Report on ‘Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine’

    The Russian government under President Vladimir Putin is “directly coordinating and leading the fight to destabilize and disunite Ukraine”—despite Putin’s increasingly desperate efforts to hide the truth—concludes a damning report issued September 17. “An Invasion by Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine” is a joint...

    As Belarusian Election Nears, Domestic Political Situation Heats Up
    Sep18

    As Belarusian Election Nears, Domestic Political Situation Heats Up

    On September 10, four presidential candidates were registered by the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Belarus. Aside from the incumbent, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, these are: Tatyana Korotkevich, from the Speak the Truth campaign; Sergei Gaidukevich, who heads the Liberal Democratic Party; and Nikolay Ulakhovich, a leader of a...

    Is Russia Training Chechen Commandos to Help Syrian Government Forces?
    Sep18

    Is Russia Training Chechen Commandos to Help Syrian Government Forces?

    Politicians in the North Caucasus are increasingly calling on the government to step up efforts against the so-called Islamic State (IS) and take action against Russian citizens who support it. Meanwhile, the militants who became affiliated with the IS in the North Caucasus one year ago have not shown much activity since then (see EDM, September...

    Marina Pesenti appointed Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London
    Sep18

    Marina Pesenti appointed Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London

    The Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University has appointed Marina Pesenti as Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London, after a selection competition conducted by the Steering Committee of the Institute. A native of Kyiv, Marina Pesenti has lived in the UK since 1998. For nine years she presented BBC Ukrainian Service programmes, and later...

    What’s behind Russia’s military build-up in Syria?
    Sep18

    What’s behind Russia’s military build-up in Syria?

    EPA/Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)Evidence is emerging of a significant intensification of Russia’s military support for the Assad government. While the exact scale and purpose of Russia’s latest deployments remain obscure, the available evidence suggests that the Russians are preparing an airbase near the city of Latakia for possible...

    Russian MP: Italian Lawmakers May Visit Crimea Soon
    Sep18

    Russian MP: Italian Lawmakers May Visit Crimea Soon

    TASS. Russia. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Russian News Website Fires Chief Editor
    Sep18

    Russian News Website Fires Chief Editor

    Sacking connected to recent interview with opposition leader, sources say. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Young Perspectives on U.S. – Russia Relations with Angela Stent
    Sep18

    Young Perspectives on U.S. – Russia Relations with Angela Stent

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:00pm – 7:30 pm The recent closure of the American Center in Moscow is the latest symbol of the eroding US-Russia relationship. Meanwhile, solving numerous issues, including Syria, Iran, and the Ukraine crisis requires greater collaboration between Washington and Moscow. How can leaders on both sides reconcile their...

    Washington Wants ‘Regime Change’ in Ecuador
    Sep18

    Washington Wants ‘Regime Change’ in Ecuador

    “The United States does not lack institutions that continue to conspire, and that’s why I am using this gathering to announce that we have decided to expel USAID from Bolivia” -Bolivian President Evo Morales Washington wants Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa removed from power. Washington says it is concerned about the freedom of the...

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