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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Upset in Polish Presidency Vote, Police Seek Chechen in Nemtsov Probe
    May25

    Upset in Polish Presidency Vote, Police Seek Chechen in Nemtsov Probe

    Plus, report finds evidence of ‘ongoing war crimes’ in eastern Ukraine, and UN rights officials raise red flags in Macedonia and Hungary. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia’s Expansionist Disease
    May25

    Russia’s Expansionist Disease

    How the ‘Crimea virus’ is eating away at the country’s foreign and domestic ambitions. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    US, EU and Russia compete over Black Sea
    May25

    US, EU and Russia compete over Black Sea

    Some see recent trips by US officials to Russia — including a meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin at Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi — as signs of a budding détente. Yet the north-western corner of the Black Sea remains the scene of a three-sided struggle between Russia, the US and EU. With...

    Victory Day and Belarus’s Diplomatic Offensive
    May23

    Victory Day and Belarus’s Diplomatic Offensive

    On May 9, Belarus celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. According to Emmanuel Ioffe, an authoritative Minsk historian (no relation to this author), the overall number of Belarus’s casualties in that war amounted to 3,074,000, whereas the country’s population on the eve of war was 9,183,000, within current...

    Donetsk, Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ Seek International Legitimization Through Local Elections (Part One)
    May23

    Donetsk, Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ Seek International Legitimization Through Local Elections (Part One)

    The possible international recognition of “elections” staged in the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR, LPR”) is one of the major innovations of the Minsk Two armistice agreement on Ukraine. It is Moscow’s innovation, with Germany and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on board. From 1991 to...

    Six Recommendations to Strengthen the Ukraine-NATO Partnership
    May22

    Six Recommendations to Strengthen the Ukraine-NATO Partnership

    Introduction The year 1997 might not necessarily be engraved in our collective memory as a moment of great historical shift. Some might remember U.S. President Bill Clinton’s second inauguration, or Great Britain handing back Hong Kong to China. But arguably for European geopolitics, 1997 was a year of enormous significance. That was when...

    Waking up to Geopolitics: A New Trajectory to Japan-Europe Relations
    May22

    Waking up to Geopolitics: A New Trajectory to Japan-Europe Relations

    This report argues that the coming years provide a window of opportunity for Europe and Japan to put their relationship on a new trajectory. While the inhibiting factors for both sides have not vanished, they have certainly receded. While the military dimensions of Beijing’s stance in the East China Sea loom large, driving Japan to further...

    A Military ‘Pivot to Asia’
    May22

    A Military ‘Pivot to Asia’

    As China reclaims land in the South China Sea, the US sends in spy planes to buzz the construction. China warns the US to leave them alone. US, with bases all over the South China Sea area, objects to what it views as Chinese military activity in the region. Is this Obama’s “Pivot to Asia”? Or a diversion from the failed wars...

    Riga’s missed opportunity
    May22

    Riga’s missed opportunity

    “I think this is going to be a good day for the European Union and for each of the six partners,” said Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs, at the opening of her meeting today with leaders of countries in the EU’s Eastern neighborhood at the just-concluded EU Summit in Riga,...

    Back to the drawing board on Ukraine?
    May22

    Back to the drawing board on Ukraine?

    John Maynard Keynes famously remarked that “When the facts change I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” One has to wonder whether the same might not be asked of the International Monetary Fun (IMF) in relation to its Ukrainian lending program. For as each day passes, it appears that the basic economic and political assumptions underlying that...

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