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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei: ‘We want to be friends with everybody’
    Jun12

    Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei: ‘We want to be friends with everybody’

    In his lengthy and informative May 19 interview to the Washington Post, Foreign Minister of Belarus Uadzimir Makei responded to four variations of one and the same persistent question: Should Belarus develop its relations more with the West or with Russia? Makei stood his ground, insisting this question had a Cold War ring to it (Mfa.gov.by, May...

    Planned Electricity Fee Increase May Revive Protest Movement in Armenia
    Jun12

    Planned Electricity Fee Increase May Revive Protest Movement in Armenia

    In early May, the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) joint-stock company (a subsidiary of Russian RAO UES International) submitted a request to Armenia’s state regulatory commission for a fee increase for retail customers. Currently, there is a two-tier price system, with 42 Armenian dram (about 9 cents—1 US dollar equals 477 Armenian dram)...

    Orthodoxy and the Future of Secularism After the Maidan
    Jun12

    Orthodoxy and the Future of Secularism After the Maidan

    In many ways the undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine has triggered seismic shifts in the religious landscape in the two countries. Although united by a common Eastern Christian faith tradition, Russia and Ukraine are increasingly separated by the same. …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

    Defying Obama, Many In Congress Press To Arm Ukraine
    Jun12

    Defying Obama, Many In Congress Press To Arm Ukraine

    June 12, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    With World Focused on Ukraine, Russia Makes Moves on Georgia
    Jun12

    With World Focused on Ukraine, Russia Makes Moves on Georgia

    Georgian official draws parallels between Putin’s treaties with breakaway provinces and annexation of Crimea While the world focuses its attention on the Ukraine crisis, Russia has been quietly grabbing territory from another neighbor—Georgia. The Kremlin’s aggression against Ukraine is just the latest provocation by Russia in its...

    Confidence Games: Azerbaijan, the European Olympics, and the West
    Jun12

    Confidence Games: Azerbaijan, the European Olympics, and the West

    A recent open letter written by American and European experts and former officials concluded “the government of Azerbaijan cannot be both a respected member of the international community and a repressive, kleptocratic autocracy.” However, with the first-ever European Games that open today in Baku, Azerbaijan’s leadership is trying...

    Resignations Pile Up in Polish Government, Russian Reporter Faces Threat
    Jun12

    Resignations Pile Up in Polish Government, Russian Reporter Faces Threat

    Plus, sickly oil economies drag down the region and Czech protesters try to stop mining expansion. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Polish Leaders Urge Solidarity for Ukraine
    Jun12

    Polish Leaders Urge Solidarity for Ukraine

    Officials stress they don’t seek confrontation with Russia Top Polish officials June 12 exhorted the transatlantic community to show solidarity with countries bearing the brunt of Russia’s aggression, but stressed that they do not seek a confrontation with Moscow. “The European response to the situation in the east can be driven as...

    A meeting with Ambassador of Brazil
    Jun12

    A meeting with Ambassador of Brazil

    On 3 June 2015, the Razumkov Centre hosted a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federative Republic of Brazil Antonio Fernando Cruz de Mello and Consular of the Embassy of Brazil Lucas Shalella das Neves. At the meeting, the Razumkov Centre was represented by Co-director of Foreign Relations and International...

    It would take an accident to see the conflict in Donbas blow up into all-out war
    Jun12

    It would take an accident to see the conflict in Donbas blow up into all-out war

    The conflict in Ukraine continues to escalate and could spiral out of control, reports the Anadolu Agency. “The tension has reached an extremely high level,” says Oleksiy Melnyk, Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programs at the Razumkov Centre. “It would only take an accident or incident of some kind to see the conflict...

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