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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Minsk Armistice: Enforced at Ukraine’s Expense?
    Jul20

    Minsk Armistice: Enforced at Ukraine’s Expense?

    In Kyiv, on July 15–16, US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland prevailed on President Petro Poroshenko and parliamentary leaders to accept constitutional liabilities toward the Russian-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk territories. Nuland’s intervention achieved its goal, but not without a severe political commotion in Kyiv. The...

    The Air Tragedy That Condemned Putin’s Russia
    Jul20

    The Air Tragedy That Condemned Putin’s Russia

    It was a year ago last Friday (July 17) that the Boeing 777 Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down by a missile over eastern Ukraine, resulting in a loss of 298 lives. The shock of that tragedy awakened Europe and the wider global community to the grave risk that the localized armed conflict in Donbas...

    5 questions every presidential candidate should answer: Europe edition
    Jul20

    5 questions every presidential candidate should answer: Europe edition

    Twenty-five years since the fall of communism, the idea of “Europe whole and free” is under attack. The continent is threatened by the aggressive posture of Vladimir Putin’s regime but also by centrifugal forces in the European Union, particularly in Greece and in the United Kingdom.Shutterstock.comThe coming years will test viability of...

    Russian Disinformation Alienates the West from Russian Periphery
    Jul20

    Russian Disinformation Alienates the West from Russian Periphery

    The Russian Army has released a photo of a Ukrainian tank decorated with a swastika, yet the original Reuters photograph shows no such emblem. Russia also released a photo of a Ukrainian soldier covered in Nazi tattoos, but that picture was actually taken in 2005, inside a Russian prison. Europe is revolted by any reminders of its Nazi past,...

    Vucic Presses Bosnian Serbs on Referendum, Vilnius Removes Soviet-Era Statues
    Jul20

    Vucic Presses Bosnian Serbs on Referendum, Vilnius Removes Soviet-Era Statues

    Plus, Macedonian parties call for strengthening independent institutions, and the head of a Russian news agency says his social media sites are blocked. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Could Russia Spoil Armenia’s Iranian Investment Dreams?
    Jul20

    Could Russia Spoil Armenia’s Iranian Investment Dreams?

    Expanded links with Iran could help Armenia break out of its isolation, but the Kremlin might have other ideas. From EurasiaNet.org. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    No One Feels Safe in the New Crimea
    Jul20

    No One Feels Safe in the New Crimea

    Sixteen months after Russia’s March 2014 annexation of Crimea, the peninsula’s human rights situation is getting progressively worse. The first wave of repression targeted mainly pro-Ukrainian activists and Crimean Tatars, while in 2015 the Kremlin’s victims have been Slavs: Ukrainians and Russians. Since early this year,...

    Isolated Russia has little left to lose
    Jul18

    Isolated Russia has little left to lose

    The one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting down of Flight MH17 over Ukraine is an opportunity to take stock of the costs of Europe’s latest, biggest, and apparently most intractable security crisis. Twelve months after Russia-backed separatists were first accused of shooting down the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, Europe’s...

    Weekend catch-up: Iran nuclear deal, MH17, China’s stock market, ANZUS and more
    Jul18

    Weekend catch-up: Iran nuclear deal, MH17, China’s stock market, ANZUS and more

    Earlier this week, an ‘historic’ agreement was concluded between the P5+1 and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program. The specifics of the deal, and whether it was a good one for the West, Iran or the Middle East has generated heated debate. Anthony Bubalo said the deal will form the basis of Iran’s cost-benefit analysis:...

    Berlin, Paris Seek Constitutional Status for Donetsk-Luhansk in Ukraine
    Jul18

    Berlin, Paris Seek Constitutional Status for Donetsk-Luhansk in Ukraine

    Twice in recent days (July 10 and 14), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have jointly demarched Kyiv to, first, legalize the Donetsk-Luhansk authorities in Ukraine’s constitution, and next, to legitimize those authorities through local elections in those territories. Moscow has been airing similar...

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