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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The collapse of Ukraine’s foreign trade
    Mar19

    The collapse of Ukraine’s foreign trade

    2015-03-18Tadeusz IwańskiThe main reason for the decline in exports from Ukraine is the collapse of industrial production in the war-torn Donbas region. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Imitating Chavez: A Year of Nationalization in Crimea
    Mar19

    Imitating Chavez: A Year of Nationalization in Crimea

    Although it began with state-owned assets, the nationalization project in Crimea quickly consumed Ukrainian and Russian private property. One year on, every significant Crimean enterprise is in the hands of local authorities, and there is little hope for privatization. | Русский …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Tsipras expected to request additional help at EU summit as Greek funding problems deepen
    Mar19

    Tsipras expected to request additional help at EU summit as Greek funding problems deepen

    Tsipras expected to request additional help at EU summit as Greek funding problems deepenSpeaking in the Greek parliament yesterday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras struck a defiant tone and insisted that his party will not “go back on what [it has] promised” – adding that it is the rest of the Eurozone which must stop taking “unilateral...

    Is Belarus’s Name Recognition on the Mend?
    Mar18

    Is Belarus’s Name Recognition on the Mend?

    The word “Belarus” brings to mind few, if any, specific connotations for many in the West. Until recently, they did not associate significant positive developments with that country. But now, this situation is changing. One clearly significant development is the country’s growing export of software products. Throughout 2014, the overall...

    EU Will Kick the Can Down the Road on Russia Sanctions
    Mar18

    EU Will Kick the Can Down the Road on Russia Sanctions

    Europeans do not want to undermine Minsk II, says analyst European Union leaders meeting in Brussels on March 19 are unlikely to either ramp up or lift sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, says Edward W. Walker, a professor of political science at the University of California at Berkeley. “It’s very likely that the EU will...

    Ukraine to Negotiate New Contract With Gazprom
    Mar18

    Ukraine to Negotiate New Contract With Gazprom

    On March 20, Ukraine, the European Union and Russia plan to negotiate Gazprom’s natural gas deliveries to Ukraine after March 31, when the “winter package,” which was agreed upon at trilateral talks last October, expires (Eurointegration.com.ua, March 17). Russia says there is no need for a new agreement, suggesting Ukraine should simply...

    Leadership Change in Terek Cossack Military Points to Increasing Government Role
    Mar18

    Leadership Change in Terek Cossack Military Points to Increasing Government Role

    The Terek Cossack Military is undergoing profound changes as its leaders are systematically replaced with new figures, backed by the government. The change is especially visible in the largest part of the Terek Cossack force, the Stavropol region Cossack district. The previous ataman (chieftain) of the Stavropol branch, Alexander Falko, stepped...

    Broken Ukraine
    Mar18

    Broken Ukraine

    The rise of an ungoverned, violent Donbass-which had a prewar population of six million-is likely to be one of the war’s most important lasting legacies. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Sanctions Are Still the Answer
    Mar18

    Sanctions Are Still the Answer

    Last week, UkraineAlert linked to an interesting piece by Clifford Gaddy criticizing the West’s sanctions on Russia for its aggression in Ukraine. His point is this: Putin believes that Russia is “under assault” by the West and cannot allow Ukraine “to be brought fully into the sphere of influence of its enemy.” Therefore, the West cannot...

    Ukraine Parliament Offers Special Status For Rebel East, Russia Criticizes
    Mar18

    Ukraine Parliament Offers Special Status For Rebel East, Russia Criticizes

    March 18, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

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