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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Kremlin Shifts Tactics in Ukraine
    Jan06

    The Kremlin Shifts Tactics in Ukraine

    Over the past three months, the Kremlin has appeared to shift its strategy from further military advances to negotiations. The reasons for this maneuvering, though, have not affected the Kremlin’s approach to the crisis, which remains situational and opportunistic. …read more Source: Institute of Modern...

    As Kyiv Tackles Corruption and Reform, a New Threat: Warlords
    Jan06

    As Kyiv Tackles Corruption and Reform, a New Threat: Warlords

    Kyiv’s Government Is Failing to Act Against Some Volunteer Defense Brigades That Are Acting Like Outlaws, Adrian Karatnycky Writes Ukraine’s new parliament and cabinet are beginning to bring revolutionary changes to how the country is governed. The legislature is energized by an unprecedented crop of civic activists and pro-democracy...

    Ukraine’s Crisis in 2015: What to Expect
    Jan06

    Ukraine’s Crisis in 2015: What to Expect

    Donbas War Will Last All Year; May Be Settled With Early Parliament Election, Mefford Writes How predictable is Ukraine’s coming year, given its financial crisis, its untested new government and, above all, its war against Russia and its proxy forces in the southeastern region of Donbas? Not very predictable, notes the Atlantic...

    Predicting Ukraine’s Crisis: Here Are the Changes to Watch For in 2015
    Jan06

    Predicting Ukraine’s Crisis: Here Are the Changes to Watch For in 2015

    Donbas War Will Last All Year; May Be Settled With Early Parliament Election, Mefford Writes How predictable is Ukraine’s coming year, given its financial crisis, its untested new government and, above all, its war against Russia and its proxy forces in the southeastern region of Donbas? Not very predictable, notes the Atlantic...

    Darkness on the Edge of Europe
    Jan06

    Darkness on the Edge of Europe

    Whether Ukraine is reduced to a semi-sovereign buffer state, and the rule of brute force is given free rein, depends on whether world leaders understand that appeasement begets only further aggression. If they do not, 2015 could mark the return of a European and world order that was supposedly overcome seven decades ago. …read more Source:...

    Global economic worry list for 2015
    Jan06

    Global economic worry list for 2015

    The coming year is likely to prove to be one of the more challenging years for the global economy. At the very start of the year, there are all too many stresses in the world economy that can be identified even before the U.S. Federal Reserve begins normalizing interest rates. In a world of rising geopolitical risks, one also needs to worry about...

    EU Bosnia Plan Goes Awry, Greenaway’s Eisenstein Biopic Denounced by Russian Film Agency
    Jan06

    EU Bosnia Plan Goes Awry, Greenaway’s Eisenstein Biopic Denounced by Russian Film Agency

    Plus, Belarus eases foreign currency restrictions and a key Milosevic witness may sue the Hague tribunal. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Theater and the Heart of a City:  Moscow’s Teatr.doc’s Confrontation with Authority
    Jan06

    Theater and the Heart of a City: Moscow’s Teatr.doc’s Confrontation with Authority

    On the evening of December 30, 2014 — just as two dozen or so patrons were settling into their seats at a purposefully ramshackle basement theater in central Moscow to watch a film about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine — police officials and a television crew entered the hall, declared a bomb threat, and asked everyone to evacuate....

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “You, Not Putin, Are the Source of Power”
    Jan05

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “You, Not Putin, Are the Source of Power”

    On December 20, 2013, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was released after 10 years in jail. In the months that followed, Russia annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine, passed a series of restrictive legislation, imposed a ban on the importation of foreign food, went through a currency crisis, and entered economic recession. On the anniversary of his release,...

    Russia’s European Home
    Jan05

    Russia’s European Home

    Last spring, after Russia intervened in Ukraine, the US and the EU introduced sanctions against Russian individuals and businesses. But if sanctions are to be an effective tool in countering Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, they must combine a firm hand toward Russia’s president with an open one toward its people. …read more Source:...

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