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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia’s Fourth Front: Central Asia
    Oct22

    Russia’s Fourth Front: Central Asia

    Russian leaders have long held a deeply pessimistic view about Afghanistan’s future prospects as well as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) strategy there (Mil.ru, December 10, 2014). Indeed, late last year, Russian and Central Asian officials raised the possibility of reinforcing Russian army units on the...

    Video: Human Rights Challenges in Europe: The Refugee Crisis and War in Ukraine
    Oct22

    Video: Human Rights Challenges in Europe: The Refugee Crisis and War in Ukraine

    featuring read more …read more Source: Center for Strategic and International...

    A solution to the Ukraine-Russia bond standoff
    Oct22

    A solution to the Ukraine-Russia bond standoff

    Shutterstock.A two-step solution — if enacted — would allow Ukraine and Russia to end a multi-year deadlock and recognize the needs of all involved:Ukraine and Russia are at a stalemate over the US$3 billion bonds due in December 2015 that were purchased by the Russian government in 2013. Russia believes the bonds are an official concessional...

    New Europe’s return to the Dark Ages
    Oct22

    New Europe’s return to the Dark Ages

    The widely expected victory of Jarosław Kaczyński’s Law and Justice Party (PiS) in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Poland Sunday (25 October) will mark the end of an era in the history of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia – or “New Europe”, to use a term coined by former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.After...

    Investigation: The Hidden Assets of Moldova’s Gun Shop Bosses
    Oct22

    Investigation: The Hidden Assets of Moldova’s Gun Shop Bosses

    How some top managers are ignoring the law and keeping their businesses and property out of public view. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    What is – and isn’t – at stake in the Polish parliamentary election
    Oct22

    What is – and isn’t – at stake in the Polish parliamentary election

    The widely expected victory of the opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party in Poland’s parliamentary election on Sunday matters not just for Poland, but for the entire European Union. Because it comes at a time when the continent is at several important crossroads, it might be the most consequential parliamentary election in the region in a...

    A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.
    Oct22

    A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.

    Israeli soldier patrols in Hebron Market on Sep 09 2009. About 500 stores were closed by military order in the center of Hebron since the outbreak of the Second Intifada in 2000. (Image: ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock) In his new film Taxi, Iranian director Jafar Panahi is having a conversation with his young niece. They’re sitting in the cab...

    The Belarus dilemma
    Oct22

    The Belarus dilemma

    There never was much doubt that Alexander Lukashenko would obtain a fifth mandate in the presidential elections held in Belarus on 11 October. The incumbent, often labelled as Europe’s last dictator, won another landslide victory, with 87.75% of the recorded votes. More surprising was the limited protest that greeted his re-election,...

    Moscow School Pulls Album to Remove Down Syndrome Girl
    Oct22

    Moscow School Pulls Album to Remove Down Syndrome Girl

    Parents’ objections to photo of a mentally handicapped first-grader allegedly results in photo album recall. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Germany: Saving Refugees Comes with a Huge Political Price Tag
    Oct22

    Germany: Saving Refugees Comes with a Huge Political Price Tag

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN—The influx of refugees into Germany is forcing its leaders to throw aside some of their long-held convictions and face reality. They are making nice with authoritarian Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to get him to accept more refugees. They are talking to Russian President Vladimir Putin so that he does not further...

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