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    In the war for Ukraine’s Donbas, the Ordeal of a Frontline Town
    Dec23

    In the war for Ukraine’s Donbas, the Ordeal of a Frontline Town

    Far From Kyiv and Next to Donetsk, the Elderly of Pisky Get Daily Shelling, But No PensionsBefore this year’s war in southeast Ukraine, the town of Pisky, at the edge of the city of Donetsk, was home to about 3,000 people. Many were academics who worked at the local Donetsk Institute of Agricultural Production. Now, Pisky is a debris-strewn...

    As US and Europe Press Ukraine to Reform, They Also Must Help Save It from Default
    Dec23

    As US and Europe Press Ukraine to Reform, They Also Must Help Save It from Default

    The Ukrainian Project to Keep Europe Whole and Free Needs Adequate Financing—and Quickly Ukraine’s new government has unleashed a “tiger team” of ministers committed to quick and comprehensive reforms—but as that work begins, the costs of war and recession have pushed Ukraine to the edge of default. Ukraine has begun to take steps to slash...

    Best of TOL for 2014
    Dec23

    Best of TOL for 2014

    Our favorite stories of the year. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Time for the IMF in Russia
    Dec22

    Time for the IMF in Russia

    The last thing that a beleaguered Vladimir Putin will want to hear is that Russia has now reached the stage where it desperately needs an IMF supported economic adjustment program. Without such a program it is difficult to see how Russia can regain domestic and international confidence in the management of its economy. Absent the IMF, it is also...

    The Ukraine military system has failed to execute the war effort properly
    Dec22

    The Ukraine military system has failed to execute the war effort properly

    Even with backing from the U.S. and the European Union, the Ukraine military system has failed to execute the war effort properly, said Co-director of the Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes at the Razumkov Centre Oleksiy Melnyk, the Bloomberg writes. As shelling leveled the Donetsk airport and damaged villages and towns...

    Beijing Extends Moscow a Helping Hand, Russian Allies Proffer Ukraine Mediation
    Dec22

    Beijing Extends Moscow a Helping Hand, Russian Allies Proffer Ukraine Mediation

    Plus, Belarus cracks down on foreign currency trading, and Hungary struggles to deal with an influx of illegal immigrants. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Justice Delayed
    Dec22

    Justice Delayed

    Slow progress in Ukraine’s probes of the Maidan killings is testing the patience of activists and victims’ families. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Are low gas prices good or bad?
    Dec22

    Are low gas prices good or bad?

    Oil prices have been falling — and with them the quality of reporting and writing about this periodic event. Stock market “guru” Laszlo Birinyi (just to select one of many annoying examples) claims that “It [the oil price drop] is just a black swan. It comes clearly out of the blue. Four standard deviations out of anything else [ie, exceedingly...

    Q&A: Global Arms Trade Treaty enters into force
    Dec22

    Q&A: Global Arms Trade Treaty enters into force

    Headline Title: Q&A: Global Arms Trade Treaty enters into force 22 December 2014 …read more Source: Amnesty...

    Zbigniew Brzezinski on Russia and Ukraine
    Dec20

    Zbigniew Brzezinski on Russia and Ukraine

    CSIS Counselor and Trustee Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski talks to Colm Quinn on the changing fortunes of the Russian economy, and Russia’s next steps under Vladimir Putin and beyond. …read more Source: Center for Strategic and International...

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