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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Crimea One Year On: Where Does Russia Go Now?
    Mar19

    Crimea One Year On: Where Does Russia Go Now?

    A year has passed since Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed the formal annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation. This act, which in the Kremlin’s narrative amounted to the rightful return of an ancient Russian holy land, seemingly elevated Vladimir Putin to near savior-like status in the eyes of the Russian people. read more...

    Will the Ukrainian Economy Collapse in 2015?
    Mar19

    Will the Ukrainian Economy Collapse in 2015?

    On March 11, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved an Extended Fund Facility for Ukraine. This is the tenth IMF program with Ukraine since 1994, none of which have been completed. Op-ed by Anders Åslund. …read more Source: Peterson Institute for International...

    Serbia Makes Landmark Arrests of Massacre Suspects; Kazakhstan Convicts Police of Torture
    Mar19

    Serbia Makes Landmark Arrests of Massacre Suspects; Kazakhstan Convicts Police of Torture

    Plus, rights groups accuse Ukrainian Army and rebels of using cluster bombs and Kyrgyzstan begins legalizing the underground economy. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Rights Group Criticizes Use of Cluster Bombs in Ukraine
    Mar19

    Rights Group Criticizes Use of Cluster Bombs in Ukraine

    A U.S.-based rights group says both government and rebel forces used cluster bombs in eastern Uk… …read more Source: American Security Council...

    The collapse of Ukraine’s foreign trade
    Mar19

    The collapse of Ukraine’s foreign trade

    2015-03-18Tadeusz IwańskiThe main reason for the decline in exports from Ukraine is the collapse of industrial production in the war-torn Donbas region. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Imitating Chavez: A Year of Nationalization in Crimea
    Mar19

    Imitating Chavez: A Year of Nationalization in Crimea

    Although it began with state-owned assets, the nationalization project in Crimea quickly consumed Ukrainian and Russian private property. One year on, every significant Crimean enterprise is in the hands of local authorities, and there is little hope for privatization. | Русский …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Tsipras expected to request additional help at EU summit as Greek funding problems deepen
    Mar19

    Tsipras expected to request additional help at EU summit as Greek funding problems deepen

    Tsipras expected to request additional help at EU summit as Greek funding problems deepenSpeaking in the Greek parliament yesterday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras struck a defiant tone and insisted that his party will not “go back on what [it has] promised” – adding that it is the rest of the Eurozone which must stop taking “unilateral...

    Ukraine to Negotiate New Contract With Gazprom
    Mar18

    Ukraine to Negotiate New Contract With Gazprom

    On March 20, Ukraine, the European Union and Russia plan to negotiate Gazprom’s natural gas deliveries to Ukraine after March 31, when the “winter package,” which was agreed upon at trilateral talks last October, expires (Eurointegration.com.ua, March 17). Russia says there is no need for a new agreement, suggesting Ukraine should simply...

    Leadership Change in Terek Cossack Military Points to Increasing Government Role
    Mar18

    Leadership Change in Terek Cossack Military Points to Increasing Government Role

    The Terek Cossack Military is undergoing profound changes as its leaders are systematically replaced with new figures, backed by the government. The change is especially visible in the largest part of the Terek Cossack force, the Stavropol region Cossack district. The previous ataman (chieftain) of the Stavropol branch, Alexander Falko, stepped...

    EU Will Kick the Can Down the Road on Russia Sanctions
    Mar18

    EU Will Kick the Can Down the Road on Russia Sanctions

    Europeans do not want to undermine Minsk II, says analyst European Union leaders meeting in Brussels on March 19 are unlikely to either ramp up or lift sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, says Edward W. Walker, a professor of political science at the University of California at Berkeley. “It’s very likely that the EU will...

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