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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    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...

    Hammond: UK seeking renegotiation “as fast as possible”, treaty change not a political necessity
    May15

    Hammond: UK seeking renegotiation “as fast as possible”, treaty change not a political necessity

    Hammond: UK seeking renegotiation “as fast as possible”, treaty change not a political necessityIn an interview with the Financial Times, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that the Government would move “as fast as possible” to secure reform in the EU. “That is how I want this process to end up: a good package of reforms; a ‘yes’ vote;...

    China-Russia: An uneasy friendship
    May15

    China-Russia: An uneasy friendship

    [youtube:LLC28B2bwpw] The China-Russia relationship is the world’s most important, and the best between any two great powers, Xi Jinping told Vladimir Putin a couple of years ago. Last week, at the Kremlin’s V-Day celebration, their ties were reaffirmed in grand style. Some observers dismiss the partnership as an ‘axis of...

    Private creditors may agree to soft restructuring of Ukraine’s debt
    May15

    Private creditors may agree to soft restructuring of Ukraine’s debt

    Ukraine is hoping to reach an agreement with external creditors on restructuring of the commercial debt. For holders of Ukrainian bonds, it may mean billions in losses. Are investment funds ready for cuts? asks the news agency Deutsche Welle. Director of Economic Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Vasyl Yurchyshyn predicts that such radical...

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