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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Europe’s Nightmare: Ukraine’s Massive Meltdown
    Apr10

    Europe’s Nightmare: Ukraine’s Massive Meltdown

    If Ukraine enters a new round of massive instability, it could become a vortex into which Russia and the West will be sucked-with unpredictable and likely dire results. What Ukraine needs today is for the West to lean hard on Kiev in support of economic and political reform. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Why the U.S. should ignore Belarus’ unlikely appeal
    Apr10

    Why the U.S. should ignore Belarus’ unlikely appeal

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. This is likely what Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was thinking last week when calling on the United States, which dubbed him “Europe’s last dictator.” In a rare interview with Western media, Minsk’s strongman urged Washington to engage in talks to resolve the Ukraine crisis and...

    Kyiv Sets Goal of NATO Membership, Latvia Set to Host Gay Pride Festival
    Apr10

    Kyiv Sets Goal of NATO Membership, Latvia Set to Host Gay Pride Festival

    Plus, the UN tells Kazakhstan to clean up its filthy environment; support for Russia’s takeover of Crimea sees Yugoslav star Goran Bregovic dumped by Polish music festival. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Playing the Wild Card in Belgrade
    Apr10

    Playing the Wild Card in Belgrade

    What does Serbia’s increasingly close link with Russia mean for its EU accession, or for the EU itself? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine conflict exposes Western weakness on Russia
    Apr10

    Ukraine conflict exposes Western weakness on Russia

    The EU has colossal achievements to its credit in stabilising and integrating post-communist countries after 1990 by a mixture of carrots, civilisational attraction, and economic incentives and penalties. But the Yugoslav crises of the 1990s and now the Ukraine crisis have highlighted the limitations of the EU’s security capabilities. After...

    Russia’s info-war: theory and practice
    Apr10

    Russia’s info-war: theory and practice

    The fabrications and distortions propagated by the Kremlin during the Ukraine crisis have made the concept of ‘information warfare’ common currency. Less widely appreciated is the Russian leadership’s understanding of the term and the vision of the world upon which it rests. Russian military theorists often argue that the...

    Finnish Finance Ministry steps up contingency plans for a Grexit
    Apr10

    Finnish Finance Ministry steps up contingency plans for a Grexit

    Finnish Finance Ministry steps up contingency plans for a GrexitFinnish daily Helsingin Sanomat reports that, according to a secret memo from the Finnish Finance Ministry, Greece may leave the Eurozone and the Finnish government has been preparing for such an event. The memo notes that if Greece decided to stop meeting its obligations, “tacit...

    Gazprom made concessions to Naftohaz not to lose the Ukrainian market
    Apr10

    Gazprom made concessions to Naftohaz not to lose the Ukrainian market

    Ukraine relies on natural gas supply from the EU states; we need a contract with Gazprom just to be safe. This was stated by Director of Energy Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Volodymyr Omelchenko, informs the website From ua. According to the expert, a decrease in gas supply to Ukraine from Hungary may be caused by several reasons. It may be...

    Ukraine Crisis Update: April 9, 2015
    Apr10

    Ukraine Crisis Update: April 9, 2015

    Download the PDF Ukraine took steps to integrate the remaining independent Ukrainian paramilitary units in accordance with the February 12 Minsk ceasefire agreement, while avoiding an armed confrontation between regular and irregular forces. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

    Was France Preparing to Supply the Latest Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Missile Systems to Georgia?
    Apr10

    Was France Preparing to Supply the Latest Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Missile Systems to Georgia?

    Irakli Alasania, the former Georgian minister of defense (October 2012–November 2014), recently lifted the veil of secrecy over a mysterious document he signed during his visit to France in October 2014 (Newsday.ge, October 28, 2014). That memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was agreed to in Paris, had resulted in the most serious crisis in...

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