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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    From Chechnya to Ukraine
    Dec18

    From Chechnya to Ukraine

    December 11 marked the twentieth anniversary of the First Chechen War, which largely defined modern Russia’s path of development. According to writer Alexander Podrabinek, that war was caused by the same factor that led to today’s Ukrainian conflict: the conviction of those raised by the Communist nomenklatura and the KGB that laws...

    Eastern Ukraine: A Dangerous Winter
    Dec18

    Eastern Ukraine: A Dangerous Winter

    Winter in Ukraine is injecting further uncertainty into an already volatile conflict. After well over 5,000 deaths and eight months of war, eastern Ukraine – particularly the separatist-held parts of Donetsk and Luhansk – now runs the risk of a humanitarian crisis. All parties involved in the conflict should refrain from offensive operations,...

    Putin Calls for ‘Political’ Solution in Ukraine, China Pledges Billions for Southeast Europe
    Dec18

    Putin Calls for ‘Political’ Solution in Ukraine, China Pledges Billions for Southeast Europe

    Plus, Belarus-Russian squabble over food ban could end soon; Russian sailors training in France set for return home. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The ruble and Russia’s food imports: More than Putin’s life source
    Dec18

    The ruble and Russia’s food imports: More than Putin’s life source

    Following the downward trajectory of the price of oil, the Russian ruble continues to plummet. And amidst this currency free-fall, it is the political ramifications of the country’s skyrocketing food prices, caused by heavy dependence on food imports that are most troubling. An increase in the price of food that outpaces inflation has the...

    Ghost in the Machine
    Dec18

    Ghost in the Machine

    Yanukovych may have left Ukraine, but some of his plans for restricting the Internet live on. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Merkel’s (and Europe’s) Foreign Policy at the Crossroads
    Dec18

    Merkel’s (and Europe’s) Foreign Policy at the Crossroads

    If European leaders weaken their sanctions on Russia, they will destroy any chance of doing foreign policy and strategy. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    The Feudalization of Ukraine?
    Dec18

    The Feudalization of Ukraine?

    Ukraine may be heading not towards federalization or decentralization, but feudalization. To avoid this, the focus should not only be on central, macro-level reforms but also on building civil society to make those larger reforms sustainable. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    The amount of Western aid will be increased soon enough
    Dec18

    The amount of Western aid will be increased soon enough

    Analysts believe that Kyiv’s Western backers and lenders were especially cheered by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s decision to appoint as finance minister a US investment banker who once worked in the State Department, the West Australian newsapaper writes. Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk “were clearly taking...

    Ruble’s Collapse Will Force Putin to Move. But Which Way?
    Dec17

    Ruble’s Collapse Will Force Putin to Move. But Which Way?

    Russia’s Choice, Between Market Reforms and State Controls, May Open or Shut Doors to Détente Over Ukraine The Russian ruble’s stunning collapse this week may lead President Vladimir Putin to order changes at the country’s central bank and in his cabinet. As he does, will he tilt his government toward Russia’s...

    Ukraine Peace Talks May Resume; Kosovo Serbs Demand Review of Property Deals
    Dec17

    Ukraine Peace Talks May Resume; Kosovo Serbs Demand Review of Property Deals

    Plus, archeologists fume as Russian gold miner resumes work at ancient site in Georgia, and Armenia will launch a probation service in hopes of trimming prison population. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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