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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Military and Mercenaries Directly Implicated in Torture of Ukrainian Prisoners
    Dec09

    Russian Military and Mercenaries Directly Implicated in Torture of Ukrainian Prisoners

    Ukrainian human rights activists believe that over 87 percent of Ukrainian soldiers and half the civilians who have been taken prisoner by Kremlin-backed, pro-Russian militants in the Donbas have been subjected to torture or ill treatment. Additionally, in over 40 percent of the so-called “interrogations,” key roles were played by...

    CGI Asks: Will NATO-Russia Tensions Rise After Montenegro Invitation?
    Dec09

    CGI Asks: Will NATO-Russia Tensions Rise After Montenegro Invitation?

    December 9, 2015 In each installment of “CGI Asks,” a selection of experts respond to a question on the latest developments affecting Russia and Eurasia. This time, we ask whether the NATO alliance’s recent decision to invite Montenegro to begin accession talks risks escalating tensions with Russia. Sharyl Cross, Global Policy Fellow,...

    Men, Arms Still Pour Into East Ukraine From Russia: UN
    Dec09

    Men, Arms Still Pour Into East Ukraine From Russia: UN

    December 9, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    U.S. Press Probes Biden Family Ukraine Links
    Dec09

    U.S. Press Probes Biden Family Ukraine Links

    Hunter Biden sits on board of a gas firm owned by an ‘example of Yanukovych-era excess.’ …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    EU considering emergency brake for EU migration to the UK
    Dec09

    EU considering emergency brake for EU migration to the UK

    EU considering emergency brake for EU migration to the UKThe Financial Times reports that the EU is considering the possibility of an emergency brake on EU migration to the UK if it overwhelms public services. The proposal would build on existing safety valves within the EU Treaties around free movement which allow states to curb migration on...

    Russian Tourism Chief Accused of Hypocrisy Over Beach Advice
    Dec09

    Russian Tourism Chief Accused of Hypocrisy Over Beach Advice

    Onetime owner of two holiday homes in the Seychelles is in hot water for urging his compatriots to vacation at home. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Australia and Kazakhstan: a Steppe Forward for Bilateral Ties
    Dec09

    Australia and Kazakhstan: a Steppe Forward for Bilateral Ties

    Central Asia does not fit comfortably in Europe or the Middle East and can present a challenge for Australian policymakers. However its largest and wealthiest state presents an interesting avenue for Canberra to engage more closely with the region. Kazakhstan, the world’s largest landlocked country and home to over seventeen million people,...

    Georgia’s Once Powerful Former Ruling Party Is in Danger of Fragmentation
    Dec09

    Georgia’s Once Powerful Former Ruling Party Is in Danger of Fragmentation

    United National Movement (UNM), Georgia’s once powerful political party, which spent nine years (2003–2012) in power, is in serious trouble. The start of December 2015 brought new revelations of the party’s internal power struggle and fragmentation, which turns out to be much deeper than previously believed. On December 3, the...

    Russian, NATO Maritime Deployments Intensify off Syria
    Dec09

    Russian, NATO Maritime Deployments Intensify off Syria

    Despite differing political agendas in Syria’s ongoing civil war, Russia and the members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are now sending significant naval forces to Syria’s Mediterranean coastline. The eastern Mediterranean is becoming crowded, as ten countries, in addition to Russia and Turkey, currently have...

    Even in Theater, War and Displacement Has No Room in Ukraine
    Dec08

    Even in Theater, War and Displacement Has No Room in Ukraine

    As I was walking up Kyiv’s colorful Andriyivsky descent on December 6, three explosions pierced the quiet evening. No one stopped examining the myriad souvenirs on sale in the booths lining the street, no one showed any fear or ran for cover. On the third explosion, one exasperated man exclaimed “Who the hell is blowing up those...

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