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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

      A Russian-Western Rapprochement?
      Oct20

      A Russian-Western Rapprochement?

      Vladimir Putin, photo via Office of the President of the Russian FederationBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,316, October 22, 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: There have been hints over recent months of improvement in Russian-Western relations that could have major implications for the balance of power in the Eurasian landmass. The Ukraine crisis of...

      Richard Stengel on disinformation and the threat to democracy
      Oct18

      Richard Stengel on disinformation and the threat to democracy

      “When it came to information, I’d always been an idealist,” Richard Stengel writes early on in his recent book, Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation. “I left office an information realist.” Stengel, who served as the Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy during the Obama administration—a role he...

      Hungary’s Sudden Political Reshuffle Broke Orbán’s Power Monopoly
      Oct18

      Hungary’s Sudden Political Reshuffle Broke Orbán’s Power Monopoly

      Transatlantic TakeLocal elections rarely enjoy much international attention. However, the unexpected success of Hungary’s united opposition at the recent municipal polls has created a new political reality in the country. It broke the 13-years-long streak of electoral success of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party. Orbán now...

      The seasoning of President Zelenskyy
      Oct17

      The seasoning of President Zelenskyy

      We are beyond halfway through October, and there’s still no certainty whether the much awaited and long-delayed summit of the Normandy Four states (Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France) will take place. The summit is meant to jump start the moribund Minsk process for achieving peace in Ukraine’s east. On October 17, the German and...

      The ‘principle of solidarity’: OPAL, Nord Stream, and the shadow over Gazprom
      Oct17

      The ‘principle of solidarity’: OPAL, Nord Stream, and the shadow over Gazprom

      The OPAL judgment from the European Union (EU) General Court will undermine Gazprom’s market dominance in Central and Eastern Europe. Case T-883/16 Republic of Poland v. European Commission (hereafter the OPAL case) is likely to have far more impact on European energy policy than just limiting Gazprom’s capacity to export natural gas...

      Impact of the European Court of Justice’s Opal decision
      Oct17

      Impact of the European Court of Justice’s Opal decision

      The recent decision by a panel of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to limit Gazprom’s use of Opal, an onshore pipeline in Germany, has been the subject of much commentary given its possible implications for Gazprom’s use of both Nord Stream 1 (NS1) and Nord Stream 2 (NS2), as well as the extent of Gazprom’s reliance on...

      DC’s Atlantic Council raked in funding from Hunter Biden’s corruption-stained employer while courting his VP father
      Oct17

      DC’s Atlantic Council raked in funding from Hunter Biden’s corruption-stained employer while courting his VP father

      With its relentless focus on corruption in Russia and Ukraine, the Atlantic Council has distinguished itself from other top-flight think tanks in Washington. Over the past several years, it has held innumerable conferences and panel discussions, issued a string of reports, and published literally hundreds of essays on Russia’s “kleptocracy”...

      Trump’s Endless Wars
      Oct16

      Trump’s Endless Wars

      Donald Trump loves to talk about ending the endless U.S. wars that he inherited as president. He tweets about it. He endlessly criticizes his predecessors for their martial mistakes. But like the old saw about the weather, Trump talks a whole lot about endless wars but doesn’t do anything about them. Just this month, he went against the...

      Servant of the people or servant of the oligarchs?
      Oct16

      Servant of the people or servant of the oligarchs?

      President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he will stay out of the legal battle waged by oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky to get back the bank that he looted. In 2016, Ukraine nationalized PrivatBank, the largest commercial bank in the country, that Kolomoisky co-owned at the time. The president’s response is appropriate in a country with an operating...

      In the End, Donald Trump Could Triumph
      Oct16

      In the End, Donald Trump Could Triumph

      The Ukraine scandal gives the Democrats new hope that they could finally drive Donald Trump out of office. But the impeachment process could bring new sympathy and even votes to the U.S. president. Those who follow the coverage of the Ukraine scandal will be forgiven for believing that it will quickly come to an end with the presidency of Donald...

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