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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia’s UN Ambassador Churkin Discusses Peace and Security at IPI
    Mar30

    Russia’s UN Ambassador Churkin Discusses Peace and Security at IPI

    On March 30th, IPI’s Vienna Office hosted a roundtable on “Russia and the maintenance of international peace and security” with Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations. The event was held under the Chatham House rule of non-attribution.Participants included bilateral as well as...

    Meet Europe’s Rising Defense Stars
    Mar30

    Meet Europe’s Rising Defense Stars

    Below the radar, a new generation of female European leaders is offering bold ideas on defense and taking political risks. Sitting in Washington, it is often too easy to look across the Atlantic and think there is no one serious about defense. European leaders are preoccupied with internal questions like the future of the European Union. Their...

    Last Chance for Ukraine and Europe
    Mar30

    Last Chance for Ukraine and Europe

    Ukraine has reached a critical point in its survival struggle; but so, too, has the European Union. And the line beyond which all possible scenarios worsen – for Ukraine and the EU alike – may be just days or weeks away. …read more Source: Project Syndicate (Czech...

    Karimov Heads for Fourth Term in Uzbekistan, Crimea’s Tatars Fear End is Near for TV Station
    Mar30

    Karimov Heads for Fourth Term in Uzbekistan, Crimea’s Tatars Fear End is Near for TV Station

    Plus, Soros urges the West to invest in Ukraine, and Hungary’s far-right leader presents a ‘modern, urban guy’ image. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Victory for the UK as ECB abandons push to move euro clearing inside Eurozone
    Mar30

    Victory for the UK as ECB abandons push to move euro clearing inside Eurozone

    Victory for the UK as ECB abandons push to move euro clearing inside EurozoneThe ECB and the Bank of England yesterday announced “a series of measures aimed at enhancing financial stability in relation to centrally cleared markets within the EU.” The move will include “extending the scope” of the Euro/Pound swap lines between the banks. As part...

    Bye-Bye, Abkhazia, Crimea, South Ossetia!
    Mar30

    Bye-Bye, Abkhazia, Crimea, South Ossetia!

    European governments are powerless to prevent the erosion of the security architecture set out in the 1975 Helsinki Final Act. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Identity and Violence in Ukraine
    Mar30

    Identity and Violence in Ukraine

    Since the Maidan protests erupted at the end of 2013 Ukrainian society has witnessed a deep transformation, in which polarising as well as consolidating tendencies can be identified. The “Revolution of Dignity” and Russia’s violation of the country’s territorial integrity have strengthened Ukrainian identity in a way that has enhanced...

    Repeal, Don’t Reform the IMF!
    Mar30

    Repeal, Don’t Reform the IMF!

    A responsible financial institution would not extend a new loan of between 17 and 40 billion dollars to a borrower already struggling to pay back an existing multi-billion dollar loan. Yet that is just what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) did last month when it extended a new loan to the government of Ukraine. This new loan may not make...

    Common Currency for the Eurasian Economic Union: Testing the Ground?
    Mar27

    Common Currency for the Eurasian Economic Union: Testing the Ground?

    On March 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin, while on a visit to Astana, Kazakhstan, said that Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan—the three main founding members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), and formerly Eurasian Customs Union—should consider creating a monetary union. As Putin argued, “working shoulder to shoulder, it would be easier for...

    Why Is Russia Deploying Nuclear Weapons to Crimea?
    Mar27

    Why Is Russia Deploying Nuclear Weapons to Crimea?

    Recently, there has been an uptick in Russian efforts to defend the placement of nuclear-capable weapons, if not actual nuclear weapons, on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed one year ago. Notably, TU-22M3 long-range bombers, which would be able to carry and deliver such weapons, have now been deployed to Crimea....

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