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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Putin critic living in Ukraine seized, tortured and jailed in Russia
    Jun21

    Putin critic living in Ukraine seized, tortured and jailed in Russia

    Denis Bakholdin, a Moscow activist and opponent of Russia’s war against Ukraine has been found in a Russian SIZO, or remand prison, three months after he disappeared in Kyiv. Little is known about how he came to be there, with this and the apparent use of torture chillingly reminiscent of stories of how Ukrainians have come to be in Russian...

    Russia uses money and threat of prosecution to hide Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine
    Jun21

    Russia uses money and threat of prosecution to hide Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine

    Nobody knows how many Russians have been killed in Donbas. Those who can tell NGOs about their sons’ deaths have gone silent, while journalists have doubtless been deterred by the real fear of being prosecuted for revealing State secrets …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    European Union enlargement mission
    Jun20

    European Union enlargement mission

    In confronting a crisis of identity, the EU needs to revive its core mission – incorporating states that qualify for accession and boosting their economic development. Instead of wasting time and resources on building a defense structure, the EU should stick to what it knows best – pursuing a common economic, legal and social space...

    Outlook for the European Council meeting on 22-23 June 2017 and the European Council (Article 50) meeting on 22 June 2017
    Jun20

    Outlook for the European Council meeting on 22-23 June 2017 and the European Council (Article 50) meeting on 22 June 2017

    Written by Susanna Tenhunen and Suzana Anghel, Shutterstock At their meeting on 22-23 June 2017, EU leaders will focus on internal security, including, most probably, the fight against terrorism, as well as external security, when they will assess progress made in European defence cooperation. They will also review progress on deepening and...

    Brussels Warns Chisinau Over Electoral Changes
    Jun20

    Brussels Warns Chisinau Over Electoral Changes

    Reforms are supported by pro-Russian president and West-leaning ruling party, but critics say they will undermine democracy. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Kleptocracy Daily: June 20, 2017
    Jun20

    Kleptocracy Daily: June 20, 2017

    News Senators are calling on the secretaries of State and Treasury to review whether a potential Russian takeover of petroleum company Citgo could threaten national security and violate economic sanctions. [Citgo, owned by the government of Venezuela, risks defaulting on a loan from Rosneft, a Russian state-owned energy company. Rosneft could...

    Rights Court Condemns Russian Anti-Gay Law
    Jun20

    Rights Court Condemns Russian Anti-Gay Law

    Legislation discriminates against gays and turns a blind eye to homophobia, European Court of Human Rights rules. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Myth of Return. The Market of Symbolic Policies
    Jun20

    The Myth of Return. The Market of Symbolic Policies

    First it was Trump who promised to expel millions of undocumented migrants. Now the European Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, is urging member states to speed up deportations. Both give out the same message – a “firm hand” against those without papers. In the European context, two arguments are put forward: this policy allows...

    Consistently Inconsistent
    Jun20

    Consistently Inconsistent

    The Corvinus Society for Foreign Affairs and Culture (CS4FAC) had the opportunity to organize a semester-long training program for university students which ran parallel in all four of the Visegrad countries, namely in the cities of Prague, Brno, Bratislava, Banska Bystrica, Kraków and Warsaw. The project ended with a conference called...

    The 1917 Revolution Still Resonates in Modern Russia
    Jun20

    The 1917 Revolution Still Resonates in Modern Russia

    One hundred years after the Russian revolution, the Bolsheviks’ historical legacy remains highly politicised. Some backers of Putin argue that, without his guiding hand, Russia would again witness the chaos of 1917. The year 1917 was a momentous one in Russian history. It started with a democratic uprising that overthrew the absolutist...

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