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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Roundtable “Middle class in Ukraine: life values, readiness for association, and promotion of democratic standards”
    Jan27

    Roundtable “Middle class in Ukraine: life values, readiness for association, and promotion of democratic standards”

    On 16 December 2014, the Razumkov Centre, with the financial support of the Government of Canada, provided through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), held the roundtable Middle Class in Ukraine: Life Values, Readiness to the Association, and Promotion of Democratic Standards. A special issue of the journal National...

    Ukrainian army is far from ready to recapture lost territory in Donbas
    Jan27

    Ukrainian army is far from ready to recapture lost territory in Donbas

    Ukraine has beefed up its army: another 50,000 citizens will be mobilised this year, the Economist writes. Yet the army is far from ready to recapture lost territory, says Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes at the Razumkov Centre Oleksiy Melnyk. …read more Source: Razumkov...

    Litvinenko Death Probe Opens, Kremlin Blasts S&P’s ‘Junk’ Rating
    Jan27

    Litvinenko Death Probe Opens, Kremlin Blasts S&P’s ‘Junk’ Rating

    Plus, aid agencies criticize travel restrictions on Ukraine’s separatist zones, and uranium-rich Kazakhstan mulls the benefits of nuclear power. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    DIRECT TRANSLATION: Nadiya Savchenko’s Lawyer Warns Putin She May Die in Moscow Prison
    Jan27

    DIRECT TRANSLATION: Nadiya Savchenko’s Lawyer Warns Putin She May Die in Moscow Prison

    Ukrainian Officer-Pilot Reaches 45 Days on Hunger Strike Against Her Abduction and Politicized Trial Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian army officer and pilot who was captured in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and spirited to prison in Moscow, may die in captivity there on the hunger strike she has pursued for 45 days, her lawyer wrote...

    The militants have expanded their territory in Donbas by 500 sq km since September
    Jan27

    The militants have expanded their territory in Donbas by 500 sq km since September

    Pro-Russian rebels have vowed to conquer more territory in eastern Ukraine and ruled out peace talks after Kiev retreated from a long-disputed airport, casting aside Europe’s latest push for a truce, the Gulf Times writes. “We know that the militants have expanded their territory by 500sq km (since the September truce),” Co-director of...

    The Minsk peace did not specify which side should keep control of the Donetsk airport
    Jan27

    The Minsk peace did not specify which side should keep control of the Donetsk airport

    The shiny new terminal building at Donetsk airport opened just in time to welcome fans to the European soccer championships in 2012. In recent months, bullets and shells are all that have flown in and out, the Bloomberg writes. Loss of the airport on the northwest edge of Donetsk “would have a strong demoralizing effect,” Co-director of Foreign...

    What Is the Future for Donbas?
    Jan27

    What Is the Future for Donbas?

    This past weekend’s intensified fighting and shelling in southeastern Ukraine, from Donetsk to Mariupol, escalated the Ukraine crisis to a new level. As more people die, political negotiations and eventual diplomatic compromise look less and less likely. What, under these circumstances, does the future hold for Donbas? …read more...

    When Putin’s Brittle Regime Implodes, Our Protection Will Be a Stable Ukraine
    Jan27

    When Putin’s Brittle Regime Implodes, Our Protection Will Be a Stable Ukraine

    Backing Kyiv’s Independence Will Contain Russian Expansionism—And Damage From the Next Russian Revolution Although “regime change” has become a dirty phrase, the best thing that could happen to Russia, its neighbors, and the world would be a change from Vladimir Putin’s brand of strongman authoritarianism to some form of democracy....

    Putin and the Thin Line Between Love and Hate
    Jan27

    Putin and the Thin Line Between Love and Hate

    Many who take Russia’s temperature for a living predict the current ardor for its president won’t survive a prolonged crisis. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia’s Preemptive Counter-Revolution
    Jan27

    Russia’s Preemptive Counter-Revolution

    Russia’s return to dictatorship does not represent any form of continuity with the country’s imperial ambition, cultural traditions, or national character. As the Ukraine crisis shows, President Vladimir Putin’s only interest is in protecting his regime and its elites. …read more Source: Project...

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