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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Baku Court Sentences Rights Advocates, Russian POW Asks Putin for Help
    Aug14

    Baku Court Sentences Rights Advocates, Russian POW Asks Putin for Help

    Plus, OSCE official presses Turkmenistan to free journalist, and report says Hungarian officials warn Jewish community over migration threats. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Greek Parliament approves third bailout package but large  Syriza rebellion could mean fresh elections soon
    Aug14

    Greek Parliament approves third bailout package but large Syriza rebellion could mean fresh elections soon

    Greek Parliament approves third bailout package but large Syriza rebellion could mean fresh elections soonAfter debating for much of the night, the Greek parliament this morning finally voted to approve the third Greek bailout package by 222 votes to 64 with 11 abstentions. Reports suggest that the government was only able to garner the support...

    Ukraine Skeptical Toward Buffer Zone Proposal in Minsk Contact Group
    Aug14

    Ukraine Skeptical Toward Buffer Zone Proposal in Minsk Contact Group

    Soon after the signing of the Minsk Two armistice (February 2015), the Minsk Contact Group began considering a further set of military disengagement measures in Ukraine’s east. The Minsk Contact Group—Russia, Ukraine, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE), and the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR,...

    Minsk Ceasefire Unenforceable, Unverifiable in Ukraine’s Russian-Controlled Territory
    Aug14

    Minsk Ceasefire Unenforceable, Unverifiable in Ukraine’s Russian-Controlled Territory

    On August 10, a battalion-sized strike force supported by artillery and armor of the Russian-led “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) attempted to break through Ukrainian lines at Starohnativka, on the distant approaches to Mariupol from the north. This attack came promptly after Ukraine had declined to sign the new document on military...

    Two Chechen Battalions Are Fighting in Ukraine on Kyiv’s Side
    Aug14

    Two Chechen Battalions Are Fighting in Ukraine on Kyiv’s Side

    It did not come as much of a surprise when the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, acknowledged that pro-Russian Chechens were involved in the conflict in Ukraine. This was something that everybody knew, but no Russian official had previously confirmed. In an interview with the state news agency RIA Novosti, Kadyrov stated: “All Chechen...

    August in Donbas: Will the War Spread?
    Aug14

    August in Donbas: Will the War Spread?

    The speaker of the Duma (Russian lower house of parliament), Sergei Naryshkin, published an article in the government daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta this week (August 9), making dark predictions about August and attacking the United States for being a global menace. The month of August, he writes, has traditionally featured evil happenings and wars in...

    Anger In Crimea As Russian Rule Fails To Stem Corruption
    Aug13

    Anger In Crimea As Russian Rule Fails To Stem Corruption

    August 13, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Russian Supermodel in Row Over Disabled Sister’s Ouster, Turkmenistan Bars Horse Expert From …
    Aug13

    Russian Supermodel in Row Over Disabled Sister’s Ouster, Turkmenistan Bars Horse Expert From …

    Plus, Belarus censors distance-learning packet sent to political prisoner, and witness protection among new Kosovo court’s biggest challenges …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia’s Occupation of Ukraine Still Top Threat to Global Security
    Aug13

    Russia’s Occupation of Ukraine Still Top Threat to Global Security

    Recent articles in the US media suggest that the Pentagon is “rebalancing” its forces towards Europe to meet the Russian challenge. At the same time, NATO plans to halve the number of air patrols over the Baltic. Supposedly the Russian threat to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania has ebbed, and governments are finally stepping up to...

    The Committee for Ukraine’s Salvation: a pawn in Russia’s game
    Aug13

    The Committee for Ukraine’s Salvation: a pawn in Russia’s game

    The pro-Russian committee has assembled in Moscow. It is composed of discredited politicians who have escaped from Ukraine. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

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