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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Disastrous EU Summit on the European Partnership
    May26

    The Disastrous EU Summit on the European Partnership

    The European Union’s Summit on the Eastern Partnership, held May 21-22 in Riga, was a disaster for Ukraine. For friends of democracy, the rule of law, and Ukraine, it would have been better had this EU summit never taken place and its joint declaration never written. …read more Source: Atlantic...

    Will Greece Follow Ukraine’s Gamble?
    May26

    Will Greece Follow Ukraine’s Gamble?

    After months of patient negotiations with its creditors, the Ukrainian government decided to gamble on May 19—by passing a motion through parliament to impose a moratorium on paying international bondholders. This calculated measure was taken after talks with creditors bogged down earlier in May. RealTime post by Simeon Djankov. …read more...

    Will Putin Gamble All On A Broader Ukraine Invasion?
    May26

    Will Putin Gamble All On A Broader Ukraine Invasion?

    Westerners strain to predict Moscow’s next moves in Ukraine, and elsewhere. President Vladimir Putin may think that Russia can weather Western reactions if he decides to move beyond the occupied part of eastern Ukraine, perhaps seeking to forge a land bridge between Russia and Crimea. But will he consider economic and political constraints,...

    Can Russian-Western Cooperation in the Arctic Survive the Current Conflict?
    May26

    Can Russian-Western Cooperation in the Arctic Survive the Current Conflict?

    The ongoing conflict in Ukraine affects the prospects for peace and general cooperation in the region and far beyond. One such area to consider is what impact the conflict will have on the future of the Arctic. Is there an agenda and, if so, the necessary political will for continued Russia-West cooperation in this theatre? What would such...

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook — Dinner with David — Lunch with Nigel — Fightin’ Finns?
    May26

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook — Dinner with David — Lunch with Nigel — Fightin’ Finns?

    RIGA REVIEWED: Daniela Schwarzer of the German Marshall Fund offers this assessment for Playbook readers of the Eastern Partnership Summit, which ended Friday night: “The Summit reaffirmed the Eastern Partnership as the EU’s framework for its policy towards the six countries. Anything else would have been a symbolic surrender to...

    Russian Chief Mufti Backs Polygamy, Balkan Neighbors Boost Border Security
    May26

    Russian Chief Mufti Backs Polygamy, Balkan Neighbors Boost Border Security

    Plus, Albania’s premier threatens to veto Macedonia’s NATO hopes, and Russia loses its land line to its Moldovan client statelet. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine Is Still Caught between a Hammer and an Anvil
    May26

    Ukraine Is Still Caught between a Hammer and an Anvil

    For most of the 20th century, Ukraine was the victim of two equally malevolent empires—Germany and Russia. Germany’s contribution to Ukraine’s devastation was the two World Wars; Russia’s was the imposition of Soviet rule and the concomitant destruction of Ukraine’s peasantry and elites. Unsurprisingly, one of the most...

    Will Putin Gamble All on a Broader Ukraine Invasion?
    May26

    Will Putin Gamble All on a Broader Ukraine Invasion?

    If the Krelmin is contemplating further action in Ukraine, it faces a tough choice. The decision could have an enduring impact on Russia’s fortunes. …read more Source:...

    Kremlin Lays Hands on Faith in Crimea
    May26

    Kremlin Lays Hands on Faith in Crimea

    In Russia this April, a Baptist pastor was jailed for professing his faith. Pavel Pilipchuk’s five-day detention was brief, but excessive. It followed his refusal to pay a heavy fine for organizing street evangelism in the city of Oryol, around 200 miles south of Moscow. By not informing city officials of his plans, a local court ruled the...

    What People In Southeast Ukraine Really Think Of Novorossiya
    May26

    What People In Southeast Ukraine Really Think Of Novorossiya

    May 26, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

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