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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

      Economic and social challenges of Ukraine after the change of power
      Jul09

      Economic and social challenges of Ukraine after the change of power

      The new Ukrainian leadership that came to power in the end of February 2014 has faced a set of substantial challenges the answer to which will decisively determine the level of its legitimacy, their public support and their ability to retain the power. The extreme level of difficulties that now Ukraine confronts are determined by a unique...

      External discipline is needed to reform Ukrainian economy
      Jul09

      External discipline is needed to reform Ukrainian economy

      Ukraine signed a sweeping economic and trade agreement with the European Union on last Friday, finally completing a trade deal that plunged it into a revolution and ongoing conflict with its closest neighbour, Russia. The deal would remove tariffs on around 98 per cent of the goods traded between Ukraine and the EU, and could begin the process of...

      Should Finland Join NATO?
      Jul09

      Should Finland Join NATO?

      The Ukrainian crisis has focused the attention of the international community and global mass media on the region. The annexation of Crimea and the possibility of several regions in eastern Ukraine seceding have been rightly seen as major changes to the post-Cold War geopolitical situation in Eastern Europe. At the same time, these events may...

      Event Report: The Cost of Peace and Freedom
      Jul09

      Event Report: The Cost of Peace and Freedom

      The Atlantic Initiative held a public event in Berlin in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation on The Cost of Peace and Freedom: What is security worth to us today? The panel included a security expert and a member of the Bundestag’s budgetary and defense committees. Panelists discussed Germany’s role in global defense...

      Highlights of the Summer so far!
      Jul09

      Highlights of the Summer so far!

      We wrap up June with a look back at some of the highlights of summer 2014 so far. With the recent collapse of the Iraqi government’s authority in northern Iraq, the Ukraine crisis and the end of the fifth round of TTIP negotiations, it continues to be an eventful year for the foreign policy community at large. Our members have been...

      Ten Myths Used to Justify Russian Policy in the Ukraine Crisis
      Jul09

      Ten Myths Used to Justify Russian Policy in the Ukraine Crisis

      The political upheaval in Ukraine has placed territorial and social cohesion, as well as the country’s financial and economic viability, at stake. The events in Crimea have recently made clear that this critical destabilising effect primarily emanates from pro-Russian forces or actions by Russia itself. The arguments used by the Kremlin to...

      Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe, and Nagorno-Karabakh: A Reckoning
      Jul09

      Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe, and Nagorno-Karabakh: A Reckoning

      The failure of the world to follow through on its resolutions is endangering the authority of the bodies charged with keeping the peace. If the world will not stand by its words in the face of aggression and occupation, then combatant nations will rightly conclude that the only way to resolve their conflicts is through war — economic,...

      Azerbaijan Looks to Thaw Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Through Targeted Diplomacy
      Jul09

      Azerbaijan Looks to Thaw Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Through Targeted Diplomacy

      Azerbaijan is taking its turn as the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, and is attempting to put its own stamp on the body’s policy and pronouncements. The foremost issue for Azerbaijan is Armenia’s continued occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding Azerbaijani provinces, which has led to an armed line...

      The Dawn Still Hasn’t Broken for Eastern Europe
      Jul09

      The Dawn Still Hasn’t Broken for Eastern Europe

      As Russian tanks and materiel pour into Ukraine, and the West congratulates itself on its failures to respond, the former subjects of the various Russian empires have come to realize that they are once again playing a game of decades against a determined hegemon. It is therefore entirely on their own shoulders to determine their future —...

      Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and the New Security Paradigm
      Jul09

      Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and the New Security Paradigm

      Armenia is in an increasingly difficult situation of its own making, one made worse by recent events. If not properly managed, an increasingly dangerous world will become much hotter very soon. Since it illegally occupied the Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding Azerbaijani provinces two decades ago, Yerevan and its puppet state in the...

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