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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Recent Syrian Rebel Gains Result From US Support Of Extremists
    Jun15

    Recent Syrian Rebel Gains Result From US Support Of Extremists

    The rebel opposition in Syria has in recent months made a series of gains against the Syrian army, most notably in Idlib, Palmyra, and Ramadi in Iraq. However, given that from the very beginning the opposition had taken “a clear sectarian direction” and has been dominated by “ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra … in addition to other extreme jihadi groups,”...

    Why would the president threaten to veto much-needed additional defense funds?
    Jun15

    Why would the president threaten to veto much-needed additional defense funds?

    A showdown is looming in Washington over the National Defense Authorization bill and the Appropriations bill for the Department of Defense. At stake is whether the Congress is able to make any progress this year on repairing the damage which defense cuts have done to the armed forces and the nation’s security.The Budget Control Act of 2011,...

    Activist Flees Baku for Switzerland Refuge, Moldova Voters Remain Split
    Jun15

    Activist Flees Baku for Switzerland Refuge, Moldova Voters Remain Split

    Plus, Saakashvili is poised to make big cuts in Odessa and the UN leader talks human rights in Central Asia. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Quickie Russian Citizenship in Transdniester
    Jun15

    Quickie Russian Citizenship in Transdniester

    The consulate in the breakaway region of Moldova is reportedly creating lots of new citizens, who might need to be protected one day. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine: The Broken Economic Model, Who Pays for It, and How to Fix It?
    Jun15

    Ukraine: The Broken Economic Model, Who Pays for It, and How to Fix It?

    Ukraine is facing an existential threat. The country is bankrupt and its macroeconomic policy has been taken over by its biggest creditor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Yet, the incumbent interest groups that run the current government are busy reviving the old extractive economic model, continuing to take the resources from the many and...

    Corruption, not Russian Tanks, Greatest Threat to Success of Ukraine
    Jun15

    Corruption, not Russian Tanks, Greatest Threat to Success of Ukraine

    Corruption threatens to derail Ukraine’s progress, American and Ukrainians officials agreed at the Atlantic Council’s Wrocław Global Forum in Wrocław, Poland on June 13. “There is no issue that is a greater threat to Ukraine’s long-term success today than institutionalized corruption,” said Geoffrey R. Pyatt, US...

    Poland’s Sikorski Urges Tougher NATO Stance Against Russia
    Jun15

    Poland’s Sikorski Urges Tougher NATO Stance Against Russia

    Two days after resigning as the Speaker of Poland’s Parliament following an eavesdropping scandal, veteran Polish politician Radosław Sikorski said his country and the United States must jointly stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s provocations in Ukraine. Speaking June 12 at the Atlantic Council’s Wrocław Global Forum...

    Soros – An American Oligarch‘s Dirty Tale of Corruption
    Jun14

    Soros – An American Oligarch‘s Dirty Tale of Corruption

    Rarely does the world get a true look inside the corrupt world of Western oligarchs and the brazen manipulations they use to enhance their fortunes at the expense of the public good. The following comes from correspondence of the Hungarian-born billionaire, now naturalized American speculator, George Soros. The hacker group CyberBerkut has...

    Hadley: Ukraine Faces ‘Enormous Existential Challenge’
    Jun14

    Hadley: Ukraine Faces ‘Enormous Existential Challenge’

    The United States and its European allies must dramatically step up efforts to help the Ukrainian people defend themselves from Russian President Vladimir Putin and his proxies in eastern Ukraine, said Stephen J. Hadley, who served as National Security Adviser under US President George W. Bush.Hadley, speaking June 13 at the Atlantic...

    ISIS’s Wilayat Sinai Attacks International Base
    Jun13

    ISIS’s Wilayat Sinai Attacks International Base

    By Harleen Gambhir and Jantzen Garnett Recent attacks in Egypt on the one-year anniversary of the fall of Mosul indicate that ISIS’s affiliate in the Sinai may seek to target the Western military forces and the Egyptian state over the course of the next six weeks. ISW assessed that ISIS’s most dangerous course of action during the...

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