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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Donbas Trade Blockade Poses a Challenge to Ukrainian Authorities
    Apr21

    Donbas Trade Blockade Poses a Challenge to Ukrainian Authorities

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s ad-hoc decision to authorise the trade blockade of Russia-occupied parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions was taken to diminish the risk of political instability in the country. However, the blockade will not solve the problem of the lack of a coherent state policy towards that area and poses a...

    Russia reinstates darkest Soviet days by banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses
    Apr21

    Russia reinstates darkest Soviet days by banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses

    Russia’s Supreme Court has ignored the country’s Constitution and the decades of religious persecution under Soviet rule and banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses, labelling them ‘extremist’. It has thus placed over 170 thousand believers in the Russian Federation in danger of criminal prosecution for their faith. …read...

    Assessing Turkey’s Power in the Balkans
    Apr20

    Assessing Turkey’s Power in the Balkans

    Summary This report examines Turkey’s interests in the Balkans and the resources the country has at its disposal to pursue those interests. The report focuses on three main areas: economic relationships, investment and religious influence. We conclude that while Turkey has an interest in projecting power into the Balkans, its tools for...

    Friday essay: King, Queen and country – will Anzac thwart republicanism?
    Apr20

    Friday essay: King, Queen and country – will Anzac thwart republicanism?

    Queen Elizabeth II meets with Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans at the Australian War Memorial in 2011. Graham Tidy/AAPOn the morning of 16 February 1954, Charles Bean and his wife Effie drove along Canberra’s Anzac Parade towards the Australian War Memorial. As their official car approached the building, crowds of onlookers...

    New film on Armenian Genocide strikes the right balance
    Apr20

    New film on Armenian Genocide strikes the right balance

    Go see The Promise, a movie opening nationwide tomorrow. Hollywood has mostly ignored the Armenian genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks during World War I, and subsequently pursued by the Turkish Republic. Continue Reading… Related posts:‘Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?’ Ukraine’s...

    Trump’s foreign policy is looking more traditional than he promised
    Apr20

    Trump’s foreign policy is looking more traditional than he promised

    UO Donald Trump campaigned to be a radical and disruptive president, and not just on the domestic front. His views on America’s role in the world suggested he would drastically re-orient the country’s global economic and political priorities, turning away from the US’s traditional superpower role. Many observers expected his...

    UN Court Rejects Key Part of Ukraine’s Case against Moscow
    Apr20

    UN Court Rejects Key Part of Ukraine’s Case against Moscow

    But ICJ orders Russia to stop discriminating against the Tatars in Crimea. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    April 20th, 2017
    Apr20

    April 20th, 2017

    CHINA Criticism of Beijing’s North Korea Policy Comes From Unlikely Place: China Chris Buckley, THE NEW YORK TIMES When China’s best-known historian of the Korean War, Shen Zhihua, recently laid out his views on North Korea, astonishment rippled through the audience. China, he said with a bluntness that is rare in the country, had...

    #NewNormal: From East Ukraine to South Russia
    Apr20

    #NewNormal: From East Ukraine to South Russia

    Video | Since 2014, this family has been huddling in a small rented house. But they are happy that they have found a safe place for their children. They had to flee Gorlovka in eastern Ukraine amid heavy shelling. …read more Source: International Committee of the Red...

    Russian Journalist Dies after St. Petersburg Attack
    Apr20

    Russian Journalist Dies after St. Petersburg Attack

    Nikolai Andrushchenko, once a city councilor, became a thorn in the side of local politicians. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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