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    Protesters in Kyiv see a victory in bill on ending lawmakers’ immunity
    Oct20

    Protesters in Kyiv see a victory in bill on ending lawmakers’ immunity

    KYIV – Protesters calling for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to enact anti-corruption reforms or step down notched a small victory on October 19 as the Verkhovna Rada sent a bill on lifting lawmakers’ immunity from prosecution to the Constitutional Court for review. Hundreds of demonstrators aligned with opposition parties cheered the...

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexandr Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival
    Oct20

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexandr Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival

    KYIV – Rutgers University-Newark political science professor Alexander Motyl is known for swimming against the tide when it comes to speaking about post-Maidan Ukraine. All is not lost and not everything is “doom and gloom,” his writings and observations often say. Unlike many of his Ukrainian and Western contemporaries, Prof. Motyl insists that...

    Russia raising taxes to fund projects in Crimea, Kaliningrad and Far East
    Oct20

    Russia raising taxes to fund projects in Crimea, Kaliningrad and Far East

    The Russian government recently announced a hike in excise duties on gasoline. The overall retail price will increase by more than a ruble per liter (6.5 cents per gallon), or by around 2.5 percent of its current market price, by the end of the next year (Ekho Moskvy, September 18). Legally speaking, the current Tax […] …read more Source:...

    Solar energy development in Ukraine: a matter of state security
    Oct20

    Solar energy development in Ukraine: a matter of state security

    Foreign investments in renewable energy projects benefit Ukraine in the shift to clean energy, but they also have wider geo-economic and national security importance for this struggling European democracy. Ukraine is currently pursuing a number of renewable energy ventures funded by foreign investments. The latest is a 10 million euro ($12...

    In Ukraine, people power rattles another government
    Oct20

    In Ukraine, people power rattles another government

    Despite the familiar scene, this week’s demonstrations brought together an unlikely mix of activists …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Society and Rulers
    Oct20

    Society and Rulers

    The prospect of a relatively stable outcome to Putin’s anticipated next term depends on the way that Russia’s central authorities manage their relationship with the country’s wider society over the course of 2018-2024. The Putin regime has made enforcing domestic discipline its main priority and thereby limited its options. The...

    Disinformation and the Decay of Nations
    Oct20

    Disinformation and the Decay of Nations

    Discord is a niche social media platform used by the video gaming community to organize strategies for competing in massive multiplayer online worlds. It has also been used by the extreme Right to plan international revolution. Extremist discussions on Discord are hard to penetrate. During September’s German election, for example, anyone...

    NATO Leaders Set To Meet In July 2018
    Oct20

    NATO Leaders Set To Meet In July 2018

    U.S. President Donald Trump and his NATO counterparts will meet for a summit in Brussels in July 2018. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia-NATO Council To Meet For Second Time This Year
    Oct20

    Russia-NATO Council To Meet For Second Time This Year

    The joint Russia-NATO Council will meet in Brussels on October 26, the second time the body has convened this year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Vladimir Putin Says He Fears ‘Srebrenica-like’ Massacre in Ukraine
    Oct20

    Vladimir Putin Says He Fears ‘Srebrenica-like’ Massacre in Ukraine

    Russia has long been accused of sending support for insurgents in Ukraine via the porous border. …read more Source:...