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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine, China, ISIS Top Long List of Challenges for EU, NATO
    Jun29

    Ukraine, China, ISIS Top Long List of Challenges for EU, NATO

    The unity and strategic viability of the transatlantic alliance and the US major non-NATO democratic allies, including Japan, South Korea, Australia, Israel, the Philippines, and others, will be severely tested in the years to come. As always, freedom is not free, and its price is constant vigilance.The United States and its allies face...

    Ukraine must reform to free itself from dependence on Russian gas
    Jun29

    Ukraine must reform to free itself from dependence on Russian gas

    Germany – and its chancellor Angela Merkel – deserve credit for the continuation of the EU’s sanctions regime against Russia. But Germany happens also to be home to the energy giant E.ON, which recently signed a (non-binding) memorandum, together with Russia’s Gazprom, Austria’s OMV, and Shell from the UK and the Netherlands,...

    Youth Platform is Transforming Eastern Ukraine
    Jun29

    Youth Platform is Transforming Eastern Ukraine

    “We brought down some Lenins in people’s heads,” says organizer Yuriy Didula Days after Ukrainian forces retook the city of Kramatorsk on July 5, 2014, Yuriy Didula and two colleagues from western Ukraine piled into a car and drove building materials into the city.”People in the east felt abandoned by the state,”...

    Russia Softens Ukraine Gas Price Stance Ahead Of Talks
    Jun29

    Russia Softens Ukraine Gas Price Stance Ahead Of Talks

    June 29, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    On NATO, the United States is Leading from the Front, Now Europe Must Step Up
    Jun29

    On NATO, the United States is Leading from the Front, Now Europe Must Step Up

    WASHINGTON—Two years ago, worries mounted inside NATO about how much the Alliance would still matter after it wound down its mission in Afghanistan. In the months leading up to last year’s NATO summit in Wales, U.S. officials grappled with how to make the Alliance seem relevant. The twin crises to NATO’s east (Ukraine) and south...

    Armenian Protests Continue, Macedonia Adds to Greek Bank Woes
    Jun29

    Armenian Protests Continue, Macedonia Adds to Greek Bank Woes

    Plus, a bid to create a war crimes court in Kosovo falters, and a pro-EU mayor wins re-election in Moldova’s capital. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia’s Bridge to Crimea: Quick Profits for Putin’s Crony, Zero Accountability
    Jun29

    Russia’s Bridge to Crimea: Quick Profits for Putin’s Crony, Zero Accountability

    The huge project disregards major environmental and safety issues. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia’s Bankrupting Empire
    Jun27

    Russia’s Bankrupting Empire

    Following the June 22 decision by the European Union to extend its sanctions on Russia for another six months, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev soberly declared two days later that the country’s faltering economy would force the government in Moscow to make some difficult choices regarding meeting its spending commitments. Citing the...

    Belarusian Identity and Rapprochement With the West
    Jun27

    Belarusian Identity and Rapprochement With the West

    Not too long ago, Belarusian identity used to be a topic of purely academic interest. But today, publications devoted to this subject appear like from a horn of plenty. Not only do they show up frequently (see EDM, June 18, for two earlier examples), they are often intended for a lay audience. Clearly, such musings are the result of the crisis in...

    Kremlin Opens New Phase in Its War Against Ukraine
    Jun27

    Kremlin Opens New Phase in Its War Against Ukraine

    Moscow is growing impatient with Ukraine’s unwillingness to legalize the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” and rewrite Ukraine’s constitution to their and Moscow’s satisfaction. The Minsk Two armistice, imposed on Ukraine on February 12, envisages that political process to be completed by December of this year...

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