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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Alberta and the world of oil
    May16

    Alberta and the world of oil

    Albertans went to the polls on May 5 and elected an NDP government – after 43 years of Progressive Conservative rule. The shock waves reverberate. At the same time, Alberta is experiencing drastically reduced revenue from oil and gas. Under the Progressives Conservatives, a cosy relationship existed between oil companies and provincial...

    A problematic nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
    May16

    A problematic nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

    The year 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the entry into force of the (Nuclear) Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). This treaty is often referred to as the cornerstone of the global nuclear system and a foundation for the international security environment in which we live. With only four states remaining outside its ambit, the NPT formally retains...

    Posthumous Nemtsov Report Declares ‘Putin’s War’
    May16

    Posthumous Nemtsov Report Declares ‘Putin’s War’

    On May 12, friends and supporters of the murdered opposition figure Boris Nemtsov published a report based on his work to uncover Russian military involvement in the war in Ukraine. The Nemtsov report, “Putin. Voina” (Putin. War), offers 64 pages and eleven chapters assessing the conflict, with an initial print run of 2,000. It does not provide...

    Working Groups on Ukraine: Tentacles of the Minsk Process
    May16

    Working Groups on Ukraine: Tentacles of the Minsk Process

    A new format of negotiations between the Ukrainian government and the Moscow-controlled “people’s republics” began operating on May 14 in Minsk (Osce.org, Interfax, Ukrinform, May 14). Four specialized Working Groups have now been launched, with a view to implementing the military, political, economic, and humanitarian clauses of the...

    Fulfilling NATO’s Missions: The Need for New Structures and Instruments
    May15

    Fulfilling NATO’s Missions: The Need for New Structures and Instruments

    The Wales Summit has initiated a rebalancing between NATO’s three core missions that brings collective defense back at the top of its priorities. In this article, the author discusses the three key obstacles facing the allies in implementing their vision and fulfilling the three-fold mission set: 1) the credibility gap; 2) the need to...

    Russia-U.S. Dialogue Elevated, But Ukraine Tensions Remain
    May15

    Russia-U.S. Dialogue Elevated, But Ukraine Tensions Remain

    March 15, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    PayPal Accused of Blocking Nemtsov Report Account, Russian Living Standards Dive
    May15

    PayPal Accused of Blocking Nemtsov Report Account, Russian Living Standards Dive

    Plus, Azerbaijan is pressured over political prisoners ahead of a major athletics tournament and Russia’s anti-Nazi propaganda drive reaches surreal proportions. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    What Orwell would make of the Ukraine crisis
    May15

    What Orwell would make of the Ukraine crisis

    Moscow may end up controlling Ukraine in one way or another, but it has probably lost the hearts and minds of the Ukrainian people of the 21st century. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    One Belt One Road: Opportunities for Europe-China cooperation
    May15

    One Belt One Road: Opportunities for Europe-China cooperation

    Europe faces new opportunities for cooperation with China. In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping initiated the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, comprising the ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ and the ‘21st Century Maritime Silk Road’, which envisages a comprehensive network of railways, roads, air and sea links, pipelines and...

    Kim Jong Un reveals his shaky grip on power
    May15

    Kim Jong Un reveals his shaky grip on power

    Update: This essay was written before this week’s execution of North Korean Defense Minister Hyon Yong-Chol. The sheer brutality of that execution – for the ‘crime’ of falling asleep in public, and by anti-aircraft gun – supports the contention in the essay below that Kim Jong-Un skipped his recent Moscow trip for fear of a coup...

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