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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Spain 1936-1939; Ukraine, 2014-?
    Feb20

    Spain 1936-1939; Ukraine, 2014-?

    This article will be published in the March 2 edition of The Weekly Standard.Last week’s Minsk agreement, by which France and Germany in effect codified the cession to Russia of Kiev’s sovereignty over southeastern Ukraine, has temporarily taken the issue of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine off the table and thus off the...

    Groups Lay Out Serbian Media’s Plight, Privatizations Planned in Bosnia
    Feb20

    Groups Lay Out Serbian Media’s Plight, Privatizations Planned in Bosnia

    Plus, currency and export woes pose problems for Moldova’s new government, and Croatia gears up for more oil and gas drilling. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Oligarchs after the Maidan: the old system in a ‘new’ Ukraine
    Feb20

    Oligarchs after the Maidan: the old system in a ‘new’ Ukraine

    2015-02-16Wojciech KonończukThere have been major changes in the balance of forces among the key Ukrainian oligarchs, representatives of big business with strong political influence, since the victory of the Maidan revolution. However, these changes have not undermined the oligarchic system per se. Over the past decade or so, the oligarchs have...

    Caught Between the Ruble and Red Tape
    Feb20

    Caught Between the Ruble and Red Tape

    Belarus’ sole traders are sinking as the currency slides and new customs regulations kick in. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Whether Minsk Deal Holds or Not, Ukraine Has Time to Save Itself
    Feb20

    Whether Minsk Deal Holds or Not, Ukraine Has Time to Save Itself

    Ukraine’s latest ceasefire agreement will not make constitutional reform happen, but the deal can help refocus Ukrainian and Western attention on that process. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Russia refuses to make the compromises that would lead to de-escalation in Donbas
    Feb20

    Russia refuses to make the compromises that would lead to de-escalation in Donbas

    A cease-fire reached on 12 February 2015 stop fighting in eastern Ukraine echoes a similar pact struck five months ago. This time the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia were present to bless – although they did not sign – a deal that could be the last chance to halt a conflict that has spiraled toward all-out war over the past month,...

    Putin’s Hostage
    Feb19

    Putin’s Hostage

    On February 10, the Basmannyi Court of Moscow extended custody for the Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who continues her hunger strike in protest of the absurd accusations against her. Writer Alexander Podrabinek argues that the Russian authorities have essentially sentenced her to death. …read more Source: Institute of Modern...

    The United States must resist a return to spheres of interest in the international system
    Feb19

    The United States must resist a return to spheres of interest in the international system

    Great power competition has returned. Or rather, it has reminded us that it was always lurking in the background. This is not a minor development in international affairs, but it need not mean the end of the world order as we know it. The real impact of the return of great power competition will depend on how the United States responds to these...

    Want to know what motivates Putin? Read Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy
    Feb19

    Want to know what motivates Putin? Read Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy

    The Washington foreign policy community—actually the entire Western world—is seized with how the U.S. and its allies should respond to Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. Before critical decisions are made, policymakers and pundits would do well to read Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin. If you want to understand how Czar Putin views the...

    Ukraine Crisis Update: February 19, 2015
    Feb19

    Ukraine Crisis Update: February 19, 2015

    Download the PDF Russia and Ukraine agreed to a ceasefire in Minsk, Belarus on February 12, while the Russian-backed separatist forces had nearly encircled the key city of Debaltseve. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of War...

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