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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations
    Dec01

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations

    By Steven PiferFor nearly 50 years, arms control agreements have contributed to more stable and predictable relations between Washington and Moscow. Beginning in the late 1980s, agreements such as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty followed by the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) went beyond mere limitations to...

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations
    Dec01

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations

    By Steven PiferFor nearly 50 years, arms control agreements have contributed to more stable and predictable relations between Washington and Moscow. Beginning in the late 1980s, agreements such as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty followed by the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) went beyond mere limitations to...

    Lack of jobs, money for rent, add to woes in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine, says UN agency
    Dec01

    Lack of jobs, money for rent, add to woes in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine, says UN agency

    According to a survey conducted by the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), about 70 per cent of the returnees said that they were going back to their homes because they do not have to pay rent there as have to elsewhere …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Isolationism is Not an Option
    Dec01

    Isolationism is Not an Option

    Editor’s Note: This blog is part of an ongoing series of contributions from participants in The German Marshall Fund’s flagship leadership development program, The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF). I received a typical American education. In high school, I was taught that the United States’ love of isolationism was a root...

    Council of Europe will betray its human rights mandate by giving in to Russia, Mr Jagland
    Dec01

    Council of Europe will betray its human rights mandate by giving in to Russia, Mr Jagland

    The Council of Europe is considering reinstating Russia’s voting rights which were withdrawn after Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea in 2014. Crimea remains under occupation with ever-mounting human rights abuse, making the reference given to the Council of Europe’s ‘human rights mandate’ as excuse for removing...

    November 28th, 2017
    Dec01

    November 28th, 2017

    CHINA Beijing Hinders Free Speech in America Wang Dan, NYT I spent nearly seven years in a Chinese prison for being a leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. I was freed in 1998, and the Chinese government let me leave the country. I chose to go to the United States, where I could freely speak my mind without fear of being thrown in prison....

    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index
    Dec01

    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index

    World prosperity increased in 2017 and now sits at its highest level in the last decade, being 2.6 per cent higher than in 2007, according to the 11th edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index. However, the gap between the highest and lowest scores has increased and the spread between nations is growing. Each country has been measured on nine...

    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index
    Dec01

    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index

    World prosperity increased in 2017 and now sits at its highest level in the last decade, being 2.6 per cent higher than in 2007, according to the 11th edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index. However, the gap between the highest and lowest scores has increased and the spread between nations is growing. Each country has been measured on nine...

    Belarus Refinery Boss Upbeat Despite Challenges
    Nov30

    Belarus Refinery Boss Upbeat Despite Challenges

    The most important oil refinery in Belarus, Naftan, is currently struggling with increasing oil prices and decreasing wages, while the whole country has been affected by the economic crisis, and protests against an unpopular new tax are on the increase. “In 2017, as compared to 2016, we saw a general improvement of the spread between world price...

    Poland’s right-wing government poised to seize more control of the judiciary than Yanukovych achieved in Ukraine
    Nov30

    Poland’s right-wing government poised to seize more control of the judiciary than Yanukovych achieved in Ukraine

    Poland’s ruling party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość [PiS] is set to gain effective control over the National Council of the Judiciary and influence over all judicial appointments in the country. Many of their moves seem ominously reminiscent of the methods used to gain control – and he hoped, to maintain it, by Ukraine’s ex-President...

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