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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia’s Unending Balkan Intrigues
    Jun11

    Russia’s Unending Balkan Intrigues

    Historically, Russia has treated the Balkans as an area solidly within its sphere of vital interests, and that is still the case today. While individual Balkan countries are not especially important geostrategic players in Europe, their location imparts to them a greater, even possibly exaggerated, significance in Russian thinking. Moreover,...

    NATO public opinion invites expanded Russian aggression
    Jun10

    NATO public opinion invites expanded Russian aggression

    A just-released Pew Research survey of eight major NATO members does not bode well for peace in Europe, as almost half of each country’s population would not support the use military force to defend an ally if it became engaged in serious military conflict with Russia.While barely over half of those polled in the United States (56%) and...

    Democrats and Europeans forget what NATO means
    Jun10

    Democrats and Europeans forget what NATO means

    If the findings of a new Pew poll are to be taken seriously, one ought to think twice about buying that second vacation home in one of the Baltic states or the Polish countryside. According to Pew, although the public in eight sampled NATO nations largely blame Russia, Putin, and the Ukrainian separatists for the security crisis in Eastern...

    Despite Some Violence, Ukraine’s LGBTI March Draws Remarkable Support
    Jun10

    Despite Some Violence, Ukraine’s LGBTI March Draws Remarkable Support

    The achievement of the Equality March in Kyiv signals continued progress in Ukraine’s slowly thawing attitudes towards sexuality. …read more Source: Open Society...

    Moving out of the Shadow of Russian Aggression
    Jun10

    Moving out of the Shadow of Russian Aggression

    WASHINGTON – Before boarding a plane bound for the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga last month, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told members of her country’s Parliament that “we should…not raise any false expectations that we cannot fulfill later.” At the same time, Ukraine and Georgia...

    Putting the ridiculously large $18 trillion US economy into perspective by comparing state GDPs to entire countries
    Jun10

    Putting the ridiculously large $18 trillion US economy into perspective by comparing state GDPs to entire countries

    Following the BEA release today of US state Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for 2014, I was able to update the map above, which appeared on CD a year ago using 2013 data.The map above was created by matching economic output in US states in 2014 to foreign countries with comparable nominal GDPs, using BEA data for GDP by US state and GDP by...

    Maidan 3.0: Another Revolution in Ukraine?
    Jun10

    Maidan 3.0: Another Revolution in Ukraine?

    Will Ukrainians take to the streets in sufficient numbers to overthrow their US-backed leaders? Over the weekend a large protest in Kiev was violently broken up by masked men while the police looked on. No word from the US condemning the violence. Elsewhere, the US admits sanctions are hurting Europe and not harming Russia, but still it presses...

    Hungary Gets Tough on Migrants, Ukraine Rebels Try to Find Crimea
    Jun10

    Hungary Gets Tough on Migrants, Ukraine Rebels Try to Find Crimea

    Plus, Albania seeks arrest of Italian investor/TV mogul and Chechnya’s strongman leader accused of running a private taxation racket. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian foreign policy: domestic constraints
    Jun10

    Russian foreign policy: domestic constraints

    President Putin is often presented by Western media as an autocratic leader free of checks and balances who imposes his will in foreign policy. If we could only climb ‘inside the head of Vladimir Putin’, to paraphrase the title of a recent book by French philosopher Michel Eltchaninoff, we could divine his intentions and predict his next...

    Scrapping purdah biggest point of contention as EU Referendum Bill easily passes its second reading
    Jun10

    Scrapping purdah biggest point of contention as EU Referendum Bill easily passes its second reading

    Scrapping purdah biggest point of contention as EU Referendum Bill easily passes its second readingThe Government’s EU Referendum Bill yesterday passed its second reading by 544 votes to 53. During the debate, a number of backbenchers complained that the government’s intention to suspend the 28-day ‘purdah’ period – during which...

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