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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    How to put Crimea back on the European agenda
    Mar16

    How to put Crimea back on the European agenda

    Three years since annexation, Crimea remains in limbo and there are few diplomatic initiatives for its return to Ukraine. Can a working group of committed parties put Crimea back on Europe’s agenda? …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Change may be afoot in Belarus
    Mar16

    Change may be afoot in Belarus

    “Russia has no intention of occupying Belarus” declared the Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, in February 2017, three days after Russia set up controls along the length of its border with the only country with which it has a union treaty. This statement was added to the voices of alarm of national (and some international) experts who...

    Ukraine Sanctions Russian State-Owned Banks
    Mar16

    Ukraine Sanctions Russian State-Owned Banks

    March 16, 2017 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Russian Orthodox Welcome St. Patrick
    Mar16

    Russian Orthodox Welcome St. Patrick

    Eastern church adopts Irish saint, other Western martyrs, and mystics. Could this be the end of the Great Schism? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Putin’s Regime and the Ideological Market: A Difficult Balancing Game
    Mar16

    Putin’s Regime and the Ideological Market: A Difficult Balancing Game

    The current Russian regime is not static in terms of ideology. It was able to activate intense nationalist sentiment during the Ukraine crisis and calm it down later, without undermining Putin’s personal legitimacy and popular support. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 16, 2017
    Mar16

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 16, 2017

    News The UK government is setting up a new anti-money laundering watchdog in an effort to crack down on ill-gotten gains and dirty money. (Financial Times) One of the world’s largest publicly listed gaming companies, TAB, has been fined $45 million for breaching money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. (Guardian) A new study...

    Radicalisation in Isolation: The Success of the Dutch Freedom Party
    Mar16

    Radicalisation in Isolation: The Success of the Dutch Freedom Party

    The radical right-wing populist Freedom Party (PVV) is currently tied for first place in the polls for the upcoming Dutch elections. Is this a clear sign of a radical right-wing populist wave in the Netherlands? What underlies the success of this party? And how can it be compared to other radical right-wing populist parties? Geert Wilders formed...

    Founding Ideas of Visegrad Remain Crucial
    Mar16

    Founding Ideas of Visegrad Remain Crucial

    The Visegrad Group was formed in the 1990s to eliminate the remnants of the communist bloc in Central Europe, to overcome the historic animosities between Central European countries, to accomplish a social metamorphosis and to join both the EU and NATO. So, Visegrad was as much about transformation towards Western liberal democracies and...

    FSB abduct & threaten to bury Crimean Tatar alive to force false testimony
    Mar16

    FSB abduct & threaten to bury Crimean Tatar alive to force false testimony

    A young Crimean Tatar was effectively abducted on Wednesday by Russian FSB officers who took him to a field and threatened to bury him if he refused to testify against 6 men, including a prominent human rights activist, facing gravely flawed charges. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Poroshenko law could strip huge numbers of Ukrainians of their citizenship
    Mar16

    Poroshenko law could strip huge numbers of Ukrainians of their citizenship

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has tabled as urgent a draft law which would automatically strip Ukrainians of their citizenship if they voluntarily took on citizenship of another country …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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