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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Belarus: Domestic Events and Outside Actors
    Jul31

    Belarus: Domestic Events and Outside Actors

    Recent news about Belarus has recently concentrated on three somewhat connected issues: the upcoming presidential elections, economic decline, and the activities of Moscow and the collective West vis-à-vis Minsk. On July 20, Lidia Ermoshina, chairperson of Belarus’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC), participated in a Vienna-based seminar...

    Russia Vetoes UN Draft Resolution on MH17 Tribunal
    Jul31

    Russia Vetoes UN Draft Resolution on MH17 Tribunal

    Moscow vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution that would have set up an international tribunal to investigate and prosecute those involved in the downing passenger airliner of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The Boeing 777 jet was shot down on July 17, 2014, in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas, over territory...

    Russia Blocks MH17 Tribunal, Activists Call for Turkmenistani Journalist’s Release
    Jul30

    Russia Blocks MH17 Tribunal, Activists Call for Turkmenistani Journalist’s Release

    Plus, an official in Russia’s North Caucasus faces murder charges and a jailed Azerbaijani reporter gets a prestigious prize in Washington. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Putinology
    Jul30

    Putinology

    Two schools have vied at center stage in recent years seeking to explain the foreign policy behavior of Putin’s Russia. One essentially places the blame almost entirely at the West’s door: The annexation of Crimea and the war on Ukraine were responses to the West’s insufficient sensitivity to Russian “national interests.”...

    Euromaidan’s Shockwaves: An Exile in Ukraine Recalls Fleeing his Native Kyrgyzstan
    Jul30

    Euromaidan’s Shockwaves: An Exile in Ukraine Recalls Fleeing his Native Kyrgyzstan

    On a recent warm summer night, Ilya Lukash sat in a bar near Kyiv’s trendy Kontraktova Square, drinking a beer and chatting with his friends in Ukrainian, Russian, and English. In a red T-shirt emblazoned with patriotic Ukrainian slogans, he could easily have been any one of the countless young, educated, pro-democracy Ukrainians who in...

    Is Europe losing Ukraine?
    Jul30

    Is Europe losing Ukraine?

    As Germany’s politicians return to their constituencies, a summer of resentment against Europe is brewing in Ukraine …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Ukraine’s Avenging Angels
    Jul30

    Ukraine’s Avenging Angels

    One group has been the main engine behind the country’s anti-corruption efforts. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine Crisis Update: July 29, 2015
    Jul30

    Ukraine Crisis Update: July 29, 2015

    Download the PDF Russian-backed separatists have intensified the scale of attacks on Ukrainian positions along the front line in Donbas undermining their recent efforts to advertise their “peaceful intentions.” Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

    Russia and China fuel Asia’s other ‘Great Game’
    Jul30

    Russia and China fuel Asia’s other ‘Great Game’

    Asia watchers have spent years divining the growing competition between the U.S. and China in East Asia, seen by some as a new version of the 19th century Great Game — the Central Asian rivalry between the Russian and British empires. Those predicting conflict feel justified by recent tensions in the South China Sea, while others argue...

    Kazakhstan’s Next Parliamentary Election May Lay Foundation for Eventual Presidential Succession
    Jul30

    Kazakhstan’s Next Parliamentary Election May Lay Foundation for Eventual Presidential Succession

    In early July, Kazakh media reported on a new political initiative announced by a group of young activists headed by Olesya Khalabuzar (Informburo.kz, July 8). The group proposed the creation of a political party under the name “Spravedlivost” (“Justice”). This “new left” project seeks to build a multi-ethnic organization that would advocate...

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