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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia’s Naval Power in the 21st Century
    Jul08

    Russia’s Naval Power in the 21st Century

    Traditionally considered a land power, Russia’s drive to develop as a naval power dates back at least as far as the reign of Peter the Great. As part of a large defense modernization program, Russia has invested heavily in recent years to develop its navy and acquire new capabilities. What is the state and mission of Russian naval power...

    Here’s Why More Ukrainians Admire Nationalists, and Why the West Shouldn’t Freak Out
    Jul08

    Here’s Why More Ukrainians Admire Nationalists, and Why the West Shouldn’t Freak Out

    Here’s a suggestion that will strike you as either painfully obvious or unnecessarily cumbersome. If you really want to understand contemporary Ukraine and Ukrainians, you need to know Ukrainian. If you accept that point, then discard all the writings by linguistically challenged analysts incapable of delving deeper into the Ukrainian...

    Greece’s Lesson for Ukraine: More Populism, Please
    Jul08

    Greece’s Lesson for Ukraine: More Populism, Please

    Can Western governments learn anything from the Greek fiasco that will produce a better result in Ukraine? There are countless differences between the two situations, but one big similarity should worry us: In both countries an economic crisis has begotten a political crisis, and the two have begun to feed on each other. …read more Source:...

    Greece’s Russian fantasy; Russia’s European delusion
    Jul08

    Greece’s Russian fantasy; Russia’s European delusion

    The striking outcome of this Sunday’s Greek referendum is that the collective attitude departed so decisively from common sense. The question on the ballot was convoluted, but the voters were well-informed about the EU’s demands. Having spent a week lining up at ATMs, Greeks grasped the reality of the coming bankruptcy—and yet, they...

    Kremlin Opposes MH17 Tribunal, EU Membership Hopes Grow in Balkans
    Jul08

    Kremlin Opposes MH17 Tribunal, EU Membership Hopes Grow in Balkans

    Plus, Russian police raid an election monitor’s offices, and Czech prisons are full again after amnesty. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Repression of Crimean Tatars Intensifies Under Russia, Says New Turkish Report
    Jul08

    Repression of Crimean Tatars Intensifies Under Russia, Says New Turkish Report

    Russian authorities have forced Crimean Tatars to become Russian citizens and curtailed their freedoms of speech, language, education, and residence—as well as their right to a fair trial. That’s according to an independent group of Turkish scholars sent to Crimea to investigate human rights violations after Russia annexed the peninsula on...

    Will Putin roar again?
    Jul08

    Will Putin roar again?

    Brandon Valeriano and Ryan C. Maness believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a weak and discredited “Paper Tiger” and not a long-term threat to the West. Economist Sergey Aleksashenko warns against too easily discounting Russia as weak. Pavel Baev counters that Aleksashenko misunderstands the sources of Russian strength. This debate is...

    Here’s Why Armenia Is Not Ukraine
    Jul08

    Here’s Why Armenia Is Not Ukraine

    The Electric Yerevan protest officially ended July 7, two weeks after it began as a reaction to the Armenian government’s 16.7 percent increase in electricity prices. But the social movement behind it will likely continue influencing Armenia until the country makes serious political reforms.Thousands marched on Yerevan’s Baghramyan...

    Prime Minister Fico’s Russian card
    Jul08

    Prime Minister Fico’s Russian card

    2015-07-01Jakub GroszkowskiSince the beginning of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, the position of Slovakia’s left-wing government towards Russia has been ambiguous. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Greece debacle marks the failure of German leadership in Europe
    Jul08

    Greece debacle marks the failure of German leadership in Europe

    In Greece, with one in four unemployed, the people have voted (once again) for an end to self-defeating austerity imposed from abroad. In Brussels and in Berlin, officials and ministers declare their loyalty to a ‘European’ vision of monetary and fiscal rectitude that might have borrowed its name from Foucault (‘discipline and...

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