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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Obama’s Keystone XL pipeline veto
    Mar03

    Obama’s Keystone XL pipeline veto

    Experienced vote counters do not believe that either the House or the Senate will muster the two-thirds majority necessary to override President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline bill. If so, Mr. Obama’s years of delay and disingenuousness on this issue, culminating in his veto, will guarantee negative consequences for America...

    Fighting in Ukraine Has Killed More Than 840 Since Mid-January, U.N. Says
    Mar03

    Fighting in Ukraine Has Killed More Than 840 Since Mid-January, U.N. Says

    March 3, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    “It is [the] bigotry of lower expectations [to say] that Russians will always favor a strong man over democracy.” — Mark Lagon
    Mar03

    “It is [the] bigotry of lower expectations [to say] that Russians will always favor a strong man over democracy.” — Mark Lagon

    Unsurprisingly, Freedom House’s recent 2015 Freedom in the World report has shown a decline in civil liberties in Russia. Mark Lagon,* the new president of Freedom House, spoke with IMR’s editor-in-chief Olga Khvostunova about Russia’s current political trajectory, Putin’s stakes in the Ukraine conflict, and what the West...

    Russia Bars Some Nemtsov Mourners, Ukraine Pushes Austerity Measures
    Mar03

    Russia Bars Some Nemtsov Mourners, Ukraine Pushes Austerity Measures

    Plus, Mongolia is hit with a major arbitration penalty and Macedonia’s ruling party explains its call for a ‘fight.’ …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    How to Stop the War in Eastern Ukraine
    Mar03

    How to Stop the War in Eastern Ukraine

    Must Ukraine give up Donbas or would that only encourage more aggression? Second in a series. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Greece struggles to find cash to pay off creditors as rumours of third bailout grow
    Mar03

    Greece struggles to find cash to pay off creditors as rumours of third bailout grow

    Greece struggles to find cash to pay off creditors as rumours of third bailout growThe Greek government is struggling to find cash to meet its obligations and may be forced to tap the cash reserves of state bodies and/or pension funds in order to meet its payments to the IMF and others. The ECB continues to reject requests from Greece to increase...

    Europe Averts Winter Gas Cutoff for Now with Ukraine-Russia Deal
    Mar03

    Europe Averts Winter Gas Cutoff for Now with Ukraine-Russia Deal

    For Long-Term Security, EU Should Push Moscow to Obey Rules and Kyiv to Reform Gas Sector By brokering a March 2 interim gas deal between Ukraine and Russia, the European Union helped avert a wintertime cutoff of gas to Ukraine and other parts of Europe. Russia had threatened to halt supplies to Ukraine in the two countries’ dispute over...

    Don’t Doubt the Ceasefire
    Mar03

    Don’t Doubt the Ceasefire

    The second Minsk ceasefire agreement, signed on February 12, had an inauspicious beginning. Just after the ceasefire was supposed to come into effect, the separatist rebels forced Ukrainian troops to retreat from the encircled city of Debaltseve. The city’s fall, and the continued fighting along the front, could prove to be an early end to...

    Murder That Revealed Truth
    Mar02

    Murder That Revealed Truth

    The photograph that hit millions of computer and smartphone screens late Friday (February 27) night, Moscow time, has instantly become a clear-focused image of what Russia has become amidst the Ukraine war: The night-time photograph in question shows a joyfully decorated bridge leading to the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral and group of...

    If America is Mars and Europe Venus, how is Europe doing?
    Mar02

    If America is Mars and Europe Venus, how is Europe doing?

    “Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus,” wrote Robert Kagan in Of Paradise and Power, published in 2003, just as the United States went into Iraq. Americans, he wrote, see themselves in “an anarchic Hobbesian world” where security and a liberal order depend on military might, while Europe is “moving beyond power into a...

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