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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    There was political will in the parliament to deprive Kliuiev of immunity
    Jun24

    There was political will in the parliament to deprive Kliuiev of immunity

    Deputy Director General, Director of Political and Legal Programmes at the Razumkov Centre Yuriy Yakymenko told the Glavnoe website about the abolition of immunity of people’s deputy, former member of the Party of Regions Serhiy Kliuiev. In the Verkhovna Rada, there were issues with the abolition of immunity of people’s deputy, former...

    The transit of Russian troops to Transnistria is a good subject for negotitations with the Kremlin
    Jun24

    The transit of Russian troops to Transnistria is a good subject for negotitations with the Kremlin

    Ukrainian parliament denounces the existing agreement of 1995 that allowed the transit of Russian military troops to Transninstria through Ukraine’s territory. By ending it, Poroshenko may have blocked around 1,500 Russian soldiers currently stationed in Transnistria, putting pressure on the Kremlin. In response, Moscow said it was ready to...

    Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies were littered with separatist sympathizers
    Jun24

    Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies were littered with separatist sympathizers

    As Russia’s war against Ukraine bulldozes into its second year with continued shelling and artillery fire, authorities defending the homeland face another, at-times invisible enemy: informants and collaborators who want the Russian-separatist forces to win, the KyivPost reports. Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security...

    Russia: A Year of Sanctions
    Jun24

    Russia: A Year of Sanctions

    Are they working? And how to measure their cost to Europe? From Carnegie.ru. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Has the West Lost Its Grip at Last?
    Jun24

    Has the West Lost Its Grip at Last?

    A spare but intriguing piece at the Financial Times: Instead, the worry is that the prolonged economic instability that could result from a default would deepen the political hostility towards the rest of Europe among the Greek electorate, opening an opportunity for Russia to boost its sway in the country. Throughout the Ukraine crisis, Moscow...

    Finding Its Way to the West? Ukraine and Its Challenges
    Jun24

    Finding Its Way to the West? Ukraine and Its Challenges

    The Maidan revolution was launched to ensure that Ukraine could make its European choice. Political rhetoric aside, what are Ukraine’s true prospects for success and how much assistance is the West really prepared to offer? In discussing these issues, the panelists will offer their impressions from recent visits to Ukraine and on-going...

    ISIS Declares Governorate in Russia’s North Caucasus Region
    Jun24

    ISIS Declares Governorate in Russia’s North Caucasus Region

    ISW assessed in early June 2015 that one of ISIS’s most likely courses of action during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan would be to declare a governorate in Russia’s North Caucasus. ISIS indeed announced the creation of a new governorate, called Wilayat Qawqaz (Caucasus) in the region on June 23, 2015, after several senior militants...

    Prisoners’ Dilemma in Ukraine
    Jun23

    Prisoners’ Dilemma in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s prisoner-of-war problem is becoming more intractable by the day, fueled by criminal tendencies and systemic failures of the Ukrainian state. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    View from Russia: A Conversation with Alexey Venediktov, Echo of Moscow Editor-In-Chief
    Jun23

    View from Russia: A Conversation with Alexey Venediktov, Echo of Moscow Editor-In-Chief

    Photo: Ura.ru In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis, the Russian government has passed legislation suppressing foreign involvement in domestic NGOs and media outlets, while at the same time ramping up its own propaganda efforts. How can journalists preserve a forum for free discussion in such a climate–and is freedom of speech still possible in...

    Here’s How to Crowdsource Ukrainian Language and Culture
    Jun23

    Here’s How to Crowdsource Ukrainian Language and Culture

    On a scorching Saturday afternoon in the Pechersk district of Kyiv, a group of five young people take refuge in a cool alcove hidden at the back of the Ivan Honchar Museum for a free Ukrainian class. Together, for ninety minutes, they discuss that week’s subject, studentstvo (“student life”), learning new Ukrainian words to...

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