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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian students to Ukrainian students: “We respect your choice, we condemn the war”
    Feb14

    Russian students to Ukrainian students: “We respect your choice, we condemn the war”

    On the day that concluded the peace talks in Minsk, students from Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, recorded their own message to the students of Ukraine. This video, produced in collaboration with Open Russia, is a response to the message from Ukrainian students to Russian students posted at the end of January 2015. …read more Source:...

    Capitulation in Minsk
    Feb13

    Capitulation in Minsk

    Last week I tried to imagine Vladimir Putin’s endgame in Ukraine: exactly what objectives was he after in waging war on his neighbor? Then, on Monday, as peace talks in Minsk were bruited about, I wrote that, given a confluence of powerful ideological, domestic political and geostrategic imperatives, only a complete fulfillment of the...

    What Brought Putin to the Table, and How to Keep Him There
    Feb13

    What Brought Putin to the Table, and How to Keep Him There

    13 February 2015 Dr Robin Niblett CMGDirector, Chatham House It is essential that Western allies demonstrate to the Russian leader their willingness to take the risks involved in defending the values upon which their prosperity and security have been built these past 70 years. Vladimir Putin at the presidential residence in Minsk during talks...

    Ukraine Analysis: A Deal Which Is “Neither Breakthrough Nor Disaster”
    Feb13

    Ukraine Analysis: A Deal Which Is “Neither Breakthrough Nor Disaster”

    After all night talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk, the outcomes of the four party talks in the so-called Normandy format (Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany) have neither brought a major breakthrough or a complete disaster. As a deal, it is not a solution, but perhaps a step towards one. It almost seems to be business as usual –…...

    Harsh realities in Minsk
    Feb13

    Harsh realities in Minsk

    The situation in Ukraine has echoes of the end of the Bosnian War, as Kyiv faces the dilemma of whether or not to accept a quasi-independent Donbas in the east. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Sanctioning Russia: the right questions
    Feb13

    Sanctioning Russia: the right questions

    Sanctions are often considered to be effective only if and when they force a change in the behaviour of their intended target. This approach is based on military logic, as sanctioning is considered a form of coercive diplomacy. This is, however, a simplistic way of approaching the matter. Whereas the results of direct military involvement are...

    The Disturbing Legacy of the Ukraine Crisis
    Feb13

    The Disturbing Legacy of the Ukraine Crisis

    The new Minsk agreement will not necessarily prevent further escalation, but it might postpone it. The world should work hard to make sure that the truce does not founder, leading to a broader war. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Ukraine’s Other War: Parliament Advances Anti-Corruption Fight
    Feb13

    Ukraine’s Other War: Parliament Advances Anti-Corruption Fight

    Lawmakers Vote to End Their Immunity from Prosecution Members of Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, overwhelmingly passed a bill to end their own legal immunity from prosecution, one of the main laws that for years helped Ukraine to the top of Europe’s corruption charts. Article 80 of Ukraine’s constitution protects all...

    Ukraine Fighting Continues As Truce Nears; Minsk Host Says Coffee, Cheese Helped Fuel Talks
    Feb13

    Ukraine Fighting Continues As Truce Nears; Minsk Host Says Coffee, Cheese Helped Fuel Talks

    Plus, Kosovo minister wants EU to stanch flow of asylum-seeking migrants, and Bulgaria is under fire over juvenile prison conditions. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Other War: Ukraine Wins a First Big Battle Against Corruption
    Feb13

    The Other War: Ukraine Wins a First Big Battle Against Corruption

    Parliament Votes in Landslide to Remove its Own Immunity from Prosecution Members of Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, overwhelmingly passed a bill to end their own legal immunity from prosecution, one of the main laws that for years helped Ukraine to the top of Europe’s corruption charts. Article 80 of Ukraine’s...

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