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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    A Close (and Surprisingly Positive) Encounter with Odesa’s New Police
    Nov11

    A Close (and Surprisingly Positive) Encounter with Odesa’s New Police

    The reorganization and reform of Ukraine’s catastrophically corrupt police force was the top priority when President Petro Poroshenko appointed Eka Zguladze first deputy Interior Minister of Ukraine. Poroshenko wants to emulate the relative success that Georgia’s Rose Revolution reformers garnered in modernizing their small...

    Failing on the Ukrainian Battlefield, Russia Turns to Terrorism
    Nov11

    Failing on the Ukrainian Battlefield, Russia Turns to Terrorism

    To understand how Russia conducts its foreign policy, simply look at what the Kremlin accuses everyone else of doing. Unlike the Soviet Union, which operated under a coherent ideology, the Russian government under President Vladimir Putin seems to believe that everybody is a cynical power player, and that the West is simply hypocritical about it....

    Reuters Outs Putin’s Daughter
    Nov11

    Reuters Outs Putin’s Daughter

    Mathematician-dancer’s partner is son of Putin associate, does business with other oligarchs. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian Artist Fights FSB With Fire
    Nov11

    Russian Artist Fights FSB With Fire

    Pyotr Pavlensky, notorious for radical protests, targets KGB successor over reign of ‘terror.’ …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Minsk Armistice Implementation in Ukraine Officially Postponed
    Nov11

    Minsk Armistice Implementation in Ukraine Officially Postponed

    Meeting on November 6, in Berlin, the ministers of foreign affairs of the “Normandy” group (Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine) finally acknowledged that the Minsk armistice cannot be implemented by this year’s end, as originally intended. They agreed to postpone the implementation into next year, without setting another deadline. The...

    Russia’s Operation in Syria: Concealing Mission Creep
    Nov11

    Russia’s Operation in Syria: Concealing Mission Creep

    Russia’s air operations in Syria have triggered speculation concerning Moscow’s objectives, the length of the campaign, as well as the levels of planning involved. On the one hand, Russia’s information campaign describes a limited engagement, which boosts domestic support for the intervention. The Kremlin fears Russian forces...

    Fortress Europe is the biggest threat to Ukraine’s future
    Nov10

    Fortress Europe is the biggest threat to Ukraine’s future

    The European Union finds itself in the midst of multiple crises. It might be torn apart by the refugee crisis, the rise of nationalistic populism in Central Europe, the repercussions of a possible Brexit, or by the return, in some form, of the debt crisis that has been ravaging Greece for over five years now. However, the risk that these crises...

    Judiciary Reforms Take a Major Step Forward in Ukraine
    Nov10

    Judiciary Reforms Take a Major Step Forward in Ukraine

    While Ukraine’s eastern front falls quiet, a different campaign rages in the conference rooms of Kyiv. The administration of President Petro Poroshenko is overhauling the Ukrainian state, amending everything from the constitution to the tax code. The most important reform may be the creation of an independent judiciary. As Anders Åslund...

    Expert Panel Identifies Ways to Defeat Corruption in Ukraine
    Nov10

    Expert Panel Identifies Ways to Defeat Corruption in Ukraine

    A top Citibank executive and one of Ukraine’s most popular rock stars were among five luminaries who offered their suggestions Monday for cleaning up the endemic corruption that has long strangled the Ukrainian economy and kept foreign investors away.The five appeared on a November 9 panel titled “Securing Ukraine’s Future:...

    Back to the Future? Russia’s Hybrid Warfare, Revolutions in Military Affairs, and Cold War Comparisons
    Nov10

    Back to the Future? Russia’s Hybrid Warfare, Revolutions in Military Affairs, and Cold War Comparisons

    This paper provides an overview of Russia’s hybrid warfare strategy and capabilities as well as how these capabilities came about as a part of the wider modernization of the country’s military in the post-Cold War period. The author also speculates on whether Russia’s 2014 use of hybrid warfare in Ukraine and NATO’s...

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