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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Political Murders in Kiev, US Troops to Ukraine
    Apr20

    Political Murders in Kiev, US Troops to Ukraine

    Last week two prominent Ukrainian opposition figures were gunned down in broad daylight. They join as many as ten others who have been killed or committed suicide under suspicious circumstances just this year. These individuals have one important thing in common: they were either part of or friendly with the Yanukovych government, which a...

    Weekend catch-up: Carter in the Pacific, sectarianism, Iranian nuclear negotiations, Mullah Omar biography and more
    Apr18

    Weekend catch-up: Carter in the Pacific, sectarianism, Iranian nuclear negotiations, Mullah Omar biography and more

    This week, the new Director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program, Euan Graham, gave an assessment of US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s recent visit to Asia. The tour followed a particularly forceful speech the Secretary gave last week on the US pivot: The logic of visiting Tokyo and Seoul ahead of other...

    Ukraine Crisis Is a Geopolitical Game Changer
    Apr18

    Ukraine Crisis Is a Geopolitical Game Changer

    Russia’s aggression abroad and repression at home have altered the basic assumptions of earlier Western policy. By misjudging the tolerance for aggression in Europe, Moscow is bringing on the encirclement it fears. The West is now better prepared to deal with any further aggression and more confident that Ukraine’s future will be as...

    Belarus Comes Under Criticism From Both Sides
    Apr18

    Belarus Comes Under Criticism From Both Sides

    A worsening economy, a strengthening national identity, a demographic recovery, and growing Russian criticism of Belarus’s sense of nationhood apart from Russia continue to dominate the news emanating from Belarus. In February 2015, registered economic output was 3 percent below that in February 2014; throughout the first two months of the...

    Ukraine’s Bond Restructuring: Surgery, Conspiracy, and Campaign
    Apr18

    Ukraine’s Bond Restructuring: Surgery, Conspiracy, and Campaign

    Debt restructuring is the second largest source of outside financing for Ukraine’s new International Monetary Fund (IMF) program. The Fund itself brings $17.5 billion over four years; $9.6 billion comes from governments and other multilaterals (including Europe, the United States, and most recently, China), leaving $15.3 billion for the...

    Russia’s Bond: It’s Official! (… and Private … and Anything Else It Wants to Be …)
    Apr18

    Russia’s Bond: It’s Official! (… and Private … and Anything Else It Wants to Be …)

    Ukraine’s bond restructuring talks are in high gear, and, as ever, Russia is the trouble du jour. Not only is it threatening to hold out in the bond deal and take Ukraine to arbitration, Russia also seems poised to block International Monetary Fund (IMF) disbursements to Ukraine using an arcane Fund policy on “lending into...

    Transatlantic Unity Makes Russia Sanctions More Effective
    Apr17

    Transatlantic Unity Makes Russia Sanctions More Effective

    WASHINGTON—It has been a year since the United States, European Union, and other allies first sanctioned Russia for its illegal annexation of Crimea and aggression toward Ukraine. As Russia’s destabilization of Ukraine continued, the United States and Europe broadened sanctions in an effort to persuade Vladimir Putin’s government to...

    What the West Owes Ukraine
    Apr17

    What the West Owes Ukraine

    Ukraine may not be grabbing as many headlines now as it did a year ago, but the crisis there is far from over. Ultimately, what Ukraine needs is to escape the old Soviet order – and, for that, it needs significantly more Western help than it is getting. …read more Source: Project Syndicate (Czech...

    Economics 101: A Lesson for Ukraine
    Apr17

    Economics 101: A Lesson for Ukraine

    Ukraine Can Learn from Baltic States’ Experience with Reforms, says Lithuania’s Ex-Prime Minister As it struggles to fix its economy, Ukraine would do well to study the reforms successfully implemented by three fellow former Soviet republics in the Baltics, Andrius Kubilius, Lithuania’s former Prime Minister said April 16 at the...

    The Future Of The Past: Ukraine Pushes De-Communization, Amid Russian Protests
    Apr17

    The Future Of The Past: Ukraine Pushes De-Communization, Amid Russian Protests

    April 17, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

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