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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Hungary Gets Tough on Migrants, Ukraine Rebels Try to Find Crimea
    Jun10

    Hungary Gets Tough on Migrants, Ukraine Rebels Try to Find Crimea

    Plus, Albania seeks arrest of Italian investor/TV mogul and Chechnya’s strongman leader accused of running a private taxation racket. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian foreign policy: domestic constraints
    Jun10

    Russian foreign policy: domestic constraints

    President Putin is often presented by Western media as an autocratic leader free of checks and balances who imposes his will in foreign policy. If we could only climb ‘inside the head of Vladimir Putin’, to paraphrase the title of a recent book by French philosopher Michel Eltchaninoff, we could divine his intentions and predict his next...

    Scrapping purdah biggest point of contention as EU Referendum Bill easily passes its second reading
    Jun10

    Scrapping purdah biggest point of contention as EU Referendum Bill easily passes its second reading

    Scrapping purdah biggest point of contention as EU Referendum Bill easily passes its second readingThe Government’s EU Referendum Bill yesterday passed its second reading by 544 votes to 53. During the debate, a number of backbenchers complained that the government’s intention to suspend the 28-day ‘purdah’ period – during which...

    Putin’s pivot: The Russians are coming to Asia
    Jun10

    Putin’s pivot: The Russians are coming to Asia

    Vladimir Putin has told the West that it has nothing to fear, yet the conflict in Ukraine is flaring again. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is warning his citizens of a full-scale Russian invasion. Contacts between NATO and Russian forces have increased markedly. Reports of Russian strategic bombers close to the UK, and of a Russian...

    Views of the Ukraine crisis: Russia, the West, and the future of European security
    Jun10

    Views of the Ukraine crisis: Russia, the West, and the future of European security

    Event Information June 10, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDTSaul/Zilkha Rooms Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 Register for the Event A year and a half after protests in Kiev began, the tensions in Ukraine are not yet resolved. The Russian annexation of Crimea and the subsequent collapse in relations...

    Bringing Belarus Back in From the Cold (Part One)
    Jun10

    Bringing Belarus Back in From the Cold (Part One)

    At the European Union’s Eastern Partnership summit in Riga (May 21–22), the EU’s neighborhood and enlargement policies came to a grinding halt. To some extent this is an effect of Russia’s war against Ukraine, the centerpiece country of the EU’s Eastern Partnership. But, irrespective of this war and even prior to it (see...

    Moscow-Backed Terrorism Likely to Spread Across Ukraine
    Jun10

    Moscow-Backed Terrorism Likely to Spread Across Ukraine

    All eyes are currently on the actions of Moscow-supported units in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. Speculations abound as to when and where these forces will attack next and whether the Ukrainian military will be able to hold back or even repulse them. But an even larger threat, albeit one that has so far attracted less attention, is the...

    Moscow Announces the Creation of Rapid Reaction Forces—Again
    Jun10

    Moscow Announces the Creation of Rapid Reaction Forces—Again

    Russia’s top brass re-announced the creation of rapid reaction forces, with overall numbers of up to 70,000, based upon the existing elite Airborne Forces (Vozdushno Desantnye Voyska—VDV). The idea of creating such a capability is hardly new, but the timing of its latest incarnation is interesting in that it coincides with the summer combat...

    Transatlantic Ties: It’s Time To Rebuild Trust
    Jun09

    Transatlantic Ties: It’s Time To Rebuild Trust

    The trans-Atlantic relationship — with the US-German partnership at its core — is more important than ever in a world which is rapidly changing and braving urgent economic and security challenges. That basic premise explains why Chancellor Merkel refers to the United States as Germany’s indispensable ally and President Obama...

    Everything You Thought You Knew About Right-Wing Parties is Wrong
    Jun09

    Everything You Thought You Knew About Right-Wing Parties is Wrong

    The Russian government and its proxies in eastern Ukraine have consistently branded Kyiv’s government a fascist junta and accused it of having Nazi sympathizers. Moscow’s propaganda is outrageous and wrong. In fact, Ukraine’s radical right political parties—Right Sector and Svoboda—have been marginalized. …read more...

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