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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Belarus’s Multi-Directional Foreign Policy Versus the Zero-Sum Fallacy
    Jun03

    Belarus’s Multi-Directional Foreign Policy Versus the Zero-Sum Fallacy

    At the May 21–22 Riga summit of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP), Belarus was represented by Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei. Nothing groundbreaking was achieved at Riga with regard to Belarus. The country refused to sign the summit declaration’s first version, which had condemned Russia for its “illegal annexation” of...

    Moscow Patriarch Says Ukrainian Faithful No Longer Obligated to Obey Kyiv
    Jun03

    Moscow Patriarch Says Ukrainian Faithful No Longer Obligated to Obey Kyiv

    Both due to the other challenges Ukraine faces and because its leaders believe a democratic and European government should not become involved in religious affairs, Ukrainian officials have avoided tackling key issues of religion. But now Moscow Patriarch Kirill has left Kyiv with little choice by officially declaring (on May 24) that the...

    Mikheil Saakashvili Appointed Governor of Ukraine’s Odesa Province (Part One)
    Jun03

    Mikheil Saakashvili Appointed Governor of Ukraine’s Odesa Province (Part One)

    On May 30, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appointed Mikheil Saakashvili, former president of Georgia, as chairman of the state administration (governor) of Ukraine’s Odesa province. On the preceding day, Poroshenko conferred Ukrainian citizenship to Saakashvili “as a matter of national interest of Ukraine.” The cabinet of ministers...

    The Dangerous Game of Truth Telling in Ukraine
    Jun02

    The Dangerous Game of Truth Telling in Ukraine

    As commentary on Ukraine increasingly focuses on the next Russian offensive and ways to end the war, now is the time to consider how to rebuild a unified country. Any attempt to move past the violence and establish a stable basis for reform must involve a frank discussion of the past. A truth commission is likely to emerge as a compelling option....

    Fighting In Ukraine Eases, But Abuses Continue On Both Sides, U.N. Says
    Jun02

    Fighting In Ukraine Eases, But Abuses Continue On Both Sides, U.N. Says

    June 2, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Saakashvili Named Governor of Odessa, Tajik Top Cop Defects to IS
    Jun02

    Saakashvili Named Governor of Odessa, Tajik Top Cop Defects to IS

    Plus, Russian TV revises history of 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion, and scientists are helpless against mass die-off of Central Asia’s endangered antelopes. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Europe’s Seven Deadly Sins
    Jun02

    Europe’s Seven Deadly Sins

    Or, seven reasons why Europe gets the Russia-Ukraine crisis wrong. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Time for real IMF reform
    Jun02

    Time for real IMF reform

    Editor’s note: The following article appears in a June 2, 2015 briefing from the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. Over the past five years, the US Congress has been repeatedly browbeaten by the Obama administration as well as by a chorus of international leaders for its opposition to IMF reform proposals agreed by the G20...

    Misha Takes Over Odessa
    Jun02

    Misha Takes Over Odessa

    The sensational appointment of Mikheil Saakashvili to run Odessa will shake up both Ukraine and Georgia. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    The Transatlantic Division of Labor: A Washington Perspective
    Jun02

    The Transatlantic Division of Labor: A Washington Perspective

    Over six years ago, U.S. President Barack Obama came into office with a firm conviction that the United States needed to revitalize its alliances and renew its core security relationships around the world. That is why one of the most important tenets of his foreign policy has been to build strong partners. The Obama administration’s 2015...

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