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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    How Ukraine Reined In Its Militias
    Aug07

    How Ukraine Reined In Its Militias

    Aug 1, 2017When the conflict in Ukraine began in early 2014, a disturbing number of armed groups—from looting gangs to militias with ties to European white supremacy movements—sprang up from the chaos. Although the role and origin of those pro-Ukrainian militias has been hotly debated, one thing is clear: several years after the start of the...

    The Saakashvili case: politicians kill the law
    Aug07

    The Saakashvili case: politicians kill the law

    A great deal has been said by many about the stripping of Mikheil Saakashvi’s Ukrainian citizenship by the decree of President Petro Poroshenko on July 25. Nonetheless, I would like to draw attention to certain details which have not been discussed and which seem important. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Watch List Findings: Aug. 5, 2017
    Aug05

    Watch List Findings: Aug. 5, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    Kyiv Sweeps Out the Digital Cobwebs
    Aug05

    Kyiv Sweeps Out the Digital Cobwebs

    Mismanagement and sloth help explain why government computers are so prone to malicious hacks. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    EU sanctions Russian deputy minister over Siemens turbines to Crimea
    Aug04

    EU sanctions Russian deputy minister over Siemens turbines to Crimea

    The European Union on Friday (4 August) imposed sanctions on three more Russians, including Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov, and three Russian companies over the delivery of Siemens’ turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea. …read more Source:...

    August 4th, 2017
    Aug04

    August 4th, 2017

    CHINA Wolf Warrior 2: The Nationalist Action Film Storming ChinaBBC“Anyone who offends China will be killed no matter how far the target is.” That is the tagline for Wolf Warriors 2, the Chinese box office hit that is equal parts testosterone-fueled machismo—think blazing guns, explosions, and tanks—and chest-thumping Chinese patriotism. It sees...

    August 3rd, 2017
    Aug04

    August 3rd, 2017

    CHINA China Chatbot Goes Rogue: “Do You Love The Communist Party?” “No”Louise Lucas, Nicolle Liu, & Yingzhi YanG, FINANCIAL TIMES Two chatbots with decidedly non-socialist characteristics were pulled from one of China’s most popular messaging apps after serving up unpatriotic answers about topics including the South China Sea and the...

    Isolated Trump Flails Helplessly as He Bows to Irrational Policies on Russia and Europe Imposed by Congress
    Aug04

    Isolated Trump Flails Helplessly as He Bows to Irrational Policies on Russia and Europe Imposed by Congress

    President Donald Trump has signed the sanctions bill against Russia, North Korea, and Iran. With the near-unanimous, veto-proof margin by which the so-called “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” was passed by both the House and the Senate, Trump was in a lose-lose position.In the signing statement issued by...

    How Google Analytics Codes Unearthed a Network of South African Fake News Sites
    Aug04

    How Google Analytics Codes Unearthed a Network of South African Fake News Sites

    In July 2015, Lawrence Alexander published a report uncovering a number of ostensibly local, Ukrainian news sites that were actually operated out of the so-called “Troll Factory” of St. Petersburg, at 55 Savushkina Street. Lawrence found the connection between these sites by locating a shared Google Analytics ID, which showed that the sites were...

    Russia wants 5-year sentence for a Ukrainian flag in illegally occupied Crimea
    Aug04

    Russia wants 5-year sentence for a Ukrainian flag in illegally occupied Crimea

    The verdict is awaited in the ‘trial’ in Russian-occupied Crimea of Ukrainian farmer and activist Volodymyr Balukh. The de facto prosecutor has demanded five years and one month imprisonment for the Ukrainian activist and recognized political prisoner, and the behaviour thus far of the ‘judge’ – Maria Bedritskaya – gives no grounds...

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