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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Achilles’ Heel of Ukraine’s Mighty Oligarchs
    Apr21

    The Achilles’ Heel of Ukraine’s Mighty Oligarchs

    The Ukrainian government’s well-executed showdown in March 2015 to rein in the country’s wealthiest oligarch is the first of many battles with the oligarchs that lie ahead. In the battle with the oligarchs, Poroshenko—the owner of Roshen Confectionery Corporation and an oligarch himself—is uniquely positioned to fight. The President...

    No Easy Outs for Putin: US Presidential Candidates United on Ukraine
    Apr21

    No Easy Outs for Putin: US Presidential Candidates United on Ukraine

    Ukraine will remain at the heart of the conflict between the US and Russia beyond the 2016 presidential election. In the polls, Americans are united on Ukraine; the majority of respondents support increased sanctions on the Kremlin. All of the major presidential candidates, save Senator Rand Paul, take a tough approach with Moscow and support...

    The Faltering Russian Economy Makes a Renewed Ukraine Offensive More Likely
    Apr20

    The Faltering Russian Economy Makes a Renewed Ukraine Offensive More Likely

    “Boring” is perhaps the prevalent impression of President Vladimir Putin’s televised four-hour-long Q & A session that aired last Thursday (April 16), which was meant to demonstrate his good health and relaxed attitude to the great many problems worrying his loyal subjects. The three key points he stressed were that everything is under...

    Russia Fears Possible Tectonic Shifts in the North Caucasus
    Apr20

    Russia Fears Possible Tectonic Shifts in the North Caucasus

    Russian experts have written a series of articles on the future of the North Caucasus in a new age of uncertainty in the Russian Federation. They have attempted to determine under what conditions the current political regime in the region could spiral into chaos. Expectations of significant shifts in the country are growing, and experts...

    Why Are Germans So Sympathetic to Russia?
    Apr20

    Why Are Germans So Sympathetic to Russia?

    Image www.huffingtonpost.com The deployment of Pershing II missiles in the early 1980s by NATO to counter Soviet SS-20s led to widespread fears in Germany that the Cold War would escalate. Hundreds of thousands marched in protests, demanding that NATO refrain from deploying the missiles. Many members of the German public were ready to trust...

    How to Avert a Nuclear War
    Apr20

    How to Avert a Nuclear War

    The Ukrainian crisis has threatened the stability of relations between Russia and the West, making it all the more critical for Russia and the United States to talk, to relieve the pressures to “use or lose” nuclear forces during a crisis and minimize the risk of a mistaken launch. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    The Kremlin Connections of the Hungarian Far-Right
    Apr20

    The Kremlin Connections of the Hungarian Far-Right

    In 2009, after the escalation of the Georgian-Russian crisis, Political Capital was among the first to call attention to the positive orientation towards Russia of East European far-right parties. Subsequently, in April 2014 Political Capital indicated that with the assistance of European far-right parties’ pro-Russian policies, the...

    The Curious (Criminal) Case of a EuroMaidan Activist
    Apr20

    The Curious (Criminal) Case of a EuroMaidan Activist

    If Crimea is Russia, then why is it trying a Ukrainian citizen who allegedly injured another Ukrainian citizen – in Ukraine? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The process of decentralisation should be speeded up
    Apr20

    The process of decentralisation should be speeded up

    Legal Research Fellow of the Razumkov Centre Viktor Musiyaka told the Obozrevatel website about the process of decentralisation in Ukraine. During the constitutional execution of decentralisation in Ukraine, many forms of local communities will be considered, including the form of Polish voivodeships. Ukraine has already introduced the necessary...

    US, Ukraine Start Military Training, Defying Russian Fury
    Apr20

    US, Ukraine Start Military Training, Defying Russian Fury

    April 20, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

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