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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Can Minsk 2.0 Save Ukraine?
    Feb19

    Can Minsk 2.0 Save Ukraine?

    The new ceasefire agreement, signed by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine, is unlikely to fare any better than the previous one, because Vladimir Putin has found in Ukraine the perfect tool with which to confound and divide the West. And Putin’s firmest political credo is simple: what he can divide, he can rule. …read...

    Implementation of the new Minsk agreements will depend on Russia’s attitude towards them
    Feb19

    Implementation of the new Minsk agreements will depend on Russia’s attitude towards them

    Some observers noted that the Declaration adopted in Minsk on 12 February on behalf of the “Normandy four” had not been signed by any of the leaders of these states. Does it mean that Vladimir Putin who admits that he can influence the separatists did not want to take responsibility for the implementation of the declared steps? — asks the news...

    Poland to Pay Out in Rendition Case, Ukraine Seeks UN Peacekeepers
    Feb19

    Poland to Pay Out in Rendition Case, Ukraine Seeks UN Peacekeepers

    Plus, Montenegro approves a broad surveillance law and Romania’s universities start to empty out. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    ‘Hybrid’ truce in the Donbas
    Feb19

    ‘Hybrid’ truce in the Donbas

    2015-02-18Witold RodkiewiczRafał SadowskiAndrzej WilkThe formal coming into force of a ceasefire, in accordance with the Minsk agreements, has not stopped the fighting in the east of Ukraine. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern...

    Europe and the End of Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity
    Feb19

    Europe and the End of Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity

    Despite much rhetoric to the contrary, EU leaders have torn up the post–Cold War rules of territorial integrity by failing to defend Ukraine’s borders. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    The Next European Flashpoints
    Feb19

    The Next European Flashpoints

    The most pressing task for the West is to help Ukraine defend itself and survive economic catastrophe. But the West also needs a broader strategy to discourage future Russian coercion of neighbors, help them protect themselves, and counter President Vladimir Putin’s false narrative about Western intentions and lack of political will....

    Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (and abroad)
    Feb18

    Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (and abroad)

    Event Information February 18, 2015 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ESTFalk Auditorium Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 Register for the Event With recent events in Ukraine and beyond, many policymakers and foreign policy analysts are asking what motivates Russian President Vladimir Putin. What shapes his policy...

    Why Ukraine Needs Weapons
    Feb18

    Why Ukraine Needs Weapons

    Just as there is no purely military solution to the conflict in Ukraine, there is no purely diplomatic one. Only by strengthening Ukraine’s defensive capabilities – and thereby reducing the chances that a separatist military campaign would yield major territorial gains – can the US and Europe hope for a lasting political agreement....

    The too little, too late presidency
    Feb18

    The too little, too late presidency

    With the supposed cease-fire in eastern Ukraine a mirage, the White House can soon be expected to return to its public pondering of whether to supply Kiev’s military with lethal aid to fend off the Russian-backed insurgency. If President Obama finally does decide to send antitank weapons and other hardware the Ukrainians have pleaded for,...

    Russia-Backed Rebels Seize Debaltseve, Putin Visits an EU Ally
    Feb18

    Russia-Backed Rebels Seize Debaltseve, Putin Visits an EU Ally

    Plus, Croatia’s ex-president is implicated in a Finnish bribery trial, and falling water in Lake Baikal sets off alarms. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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