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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Diaspora Politics: When domestic votes trump foreign policy
    Jun25

    Diaspora Politics: When domestic votes trump foreign policy

    Throughout the Harper government’s nine-year grip on power, diaspora politics has become more prominent with time. We have seen Conservative politicians and Members of Cabinet show favouritism towards some groups at the expense of others, develop special diaspora initiatives with sizeable budgets, and compromise Canada’s international...

    Iran-Armenia Railway Project Remains Controversial
    Jun24

    Iran-Armenia Railway Project Remains Controversial

    Discussions surrounding the proposed Iran-Armenia railway project have intensified in early June, after a statement made by Russian Railways’ CEO, Vladimir Yakunin, who said that the project would not be expedient: “It is like opening a window to nowhere, to the wall of a neighboring building” (Arminfo.info, June 8). Armenian officials had...

    Moscow Reluctant to Permit Cooperation between Crimea and the North Caucasus
    Jun24

    Moscow Reluctant to Permit Cooperation between Crimea and the North Caucasus

    Following last year’s annexation of Crimea, Russia’s initial tactic was to propagate multiple connections between the people on the peninsula and the country’s population. A year later, North Caucasian activists say that the Russian government is insulating Crimea from the North Caucasus and preventing the two regions from...

    ‘Land Grab’ Case Lays Bare the Frailty of Russian-Chinese Relationship
    Jun24

    ‘Land Grab’ Case Lays Bare the Frailty of Russian-Chinese Relationship

    At a time when Moscow’s relations with the West are continuing to deteriorate, and with the unresolved Ukrainian crisis looming large in the background, Russia is seeking to strengthen its partnerships with the Middle East and Asia, first and foremost with China. The recent St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which was held on June...

    European and transatlantic unity is paramount in facing the Russia challenge
    Jun24

    European and transatlantic unity is paramount in facing the Russia challenge

    Joerg Forbrig on Tu a teraz (Here and now), TASR, Slovakia: European and transatlantic unity is paramount in facing the Russia challenge In an interview for the Slovak press agency TASR, Joerg Forbrig, Transatlantic Fellow for Central and Eastern Europe at the German Marshall Fund of the United States discusses the new reality in relationships...

    Russia Bans Freedom to Report, Says Top Investigative Journalist
    Jun24

    Russia Bans Freedom to Report, Says Top Investigative Journalist

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has banned US investigative journalist Simon Ostrovsky from working in Russia. On June 4, it denied a press visa for Ostrovsky, an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist best known for his coverage of the Ukraine crisis for VICE News. …read more Source: Atlantic...

    A Thorn For Russia, Georgia’s Ex-President Pops Up In Ukraine
    Jun24

    A Thorn For Russia, Georgia’s Ex-President Pops Up In Ukraine

    June 24, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Moscow Livid Over U.S. Arms Shipments to Its Border, Trans-Asian Pipeline Inches Ahead
    Jun24

    Moscow Livid Over U.S. Arms Shipments to Its Border, Trans-Asian Pipeline Inches Ahead

    Plus, Russian authorities slap down a consumer group for questioning the takeover of Crimea, and Kyrgyz nationalists go head to head with the Kremlin over a World War I ‘genocide.’ …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Armenian Short-Circuit
    Jun24

    Armenian Short-Circuit

    June 24, 2015 By Konstantin Avramov A specter is haunting Russia – the specter of colored revolutions. The recent developments in Armenia will only add to Moscow’s aversion to popular uprisings on its borders. On Monday June 22, a number of protests erupted in the capital of Yerevan and in several smaller Armenian cities. Thousands of...

    The agony of Greece and the crisis of the ‘European project’
    Jun24

    The agony of Greece and the crisis of the ‘European project’

    With only days until Greece must make a critical loan repayment to the International Monetary Fund, Athens’ financial options are dwindling rapidly.On Monday, Eurozone leaders held yet another emergency summit to avoid Greek defaults to the IMF and the European Central Bank.The rhetoric was guardedly optimistic, but concrete progress was...

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