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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Samantha Power: Liberal War Hawk
    Jun17

    Samantha Power: Liberal War Hawk

    Propaganda and genocide almost always go hand in hand, with the would-be aggressor stirring up resentment often by assuming the pose of a victim simply acting in self-defense and then righteously inflicting violence on the targeted group. US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power understands this dynamic having written about the 1994...

    Kazakhstan’s Crackdown on Rumors Fails to Prevent their Spread
    Jun16

    Kazakhstan’s Crackdown on Rumors Fails to Prevent their Spread

    On January 1, 2015, the new Criminal Code, which was approved by President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s July 2014 decree, took effect in Kazakhstan. Hailed by the authorities as a means to modernize the domestic penal system in line with international standards, it introduces a number of novelties aimed not only at “humanizing” the law but also...

    Ukrainian President Replaces Governor of War-Torn Donetsk Province
    Jun16

    Ukrainian President Replaces Governor of War-Torn Donetsk Province

    On June 11, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko fired General Oleksandr Kikhtenko as governor of Donetsk province, roughly half of which is controlled by Moscow-backed militants. Like his predecessor, local steel tycoon Serhy Taruta, who was ditched last fall and elected to parliament from Mariupol (Mariupil), Kikhtenko apparently proved to be...

    Push To Arm Ukraine Roars Back In Senate
    Jun16

    Push To Arm Ukraine Roars Back In Senate

    June 16, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Is Russia really a threat to NATO?
    Jun16

    Is Russia really a threat to NATO?

    Michael O’Hanlon joined a Russia Today panel to discuss the ongoing crisis between Russia and NATO. While O’Hanlon notes that bringing Ukraine into NATO would be counterproductive, a new security architecture for the region — one that includes Moscow and NATO — is a good idea. Authors Michael E. O’Hanlon Publication:...

    Congress Blocks Nazi Training in Ukraine
    Jun16

    Congress Blocks Nazi Training in Ukraine

    Not long ago anyone who suggested that neo-Nazis were involved in the US-backed government in Ukraine would be ridiculed as a a conspiracy theorist. Then last week the US House voted to prohibit funding to the Azov Battalion because of its neo-Nazi ideology. As NATO makes plans to station thousands of troops and tons of heavy military equipment...

    Harsh Realities in Ukraine
    Jun16

    Harsh Realities in Ukraine

    Perhaps, rather than thinking about some grand architecture for the future, it would make more sense now for all the sides of the current Russian-Western conflict to think about stepping away from the brink. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Reflections on Lost Chances: Ukraine and the CIS
    Jun16

    Reflections on Lost Chances: Ukraine and the CIS

    As the pretend, latest, pointless ceasefire in the Donbass celebrates another week of artillery-fueled “peace,”complete with more destroyed infrastructure and more lives pointlessly lost; and Russia continues to move men, materiel, and memorial markers into Ukraine, the world remains riveted on … Greece, and the inevitable bailout headed its way....

    European Games Show Baku’s Progress; Will the West Recognize It?
    Jun16

    European Games Show Baku’s Progress; Will the West Recognize It?

    Friday, in Baku, the first European Games opened. Spectacle and sport, international competition and unity, all of the things the world claims to want when we show our best sides in peace. It is yet another step in Baku’s emergence as a serious and aspiring democracy. It is a sign that decades of reform and growth are producing a profoundly...

    The EU and Moldova: How to Liberate a Captured State
    Jun16

    The EU and Moldova: How to Liberate a Captured State

    BUCHAREST— Local elections in Moldova this weekend have strengthened the position of the incumbent government, despite allegations of corruption on a massive scale. Earlier this year, around $1 billion — about 12 percent of the country’s gross domestic product — disappeared from three Moldovan banks in non-performing loans reportedly made...

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