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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

      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...

      Sixteen Years Behind Bars in Russia
      Dec17

      Sixteen Years Behind Bars in Russia

      A young woman learns ‘there is only one law in prison: everyone does as they want.’ From MediaZona. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

      Georgia’s Foreign Policy Priorities
      Dec17

      Georgia’s Foreign Policy Priorities

      The Caucasus has experienced its own aftershocks from the Ukrainian crisis, especially in Georgia, which recently witnessed major turnover in the key foreign policy positions. The Georgian government appears increasingly divided as the Georgian Dream coalition faces several major domestic and international challenges. Mr. Zviad Dzidziguri, Deputy...

      The End of the Line for South Stream
      Dec16

      The End of the Line for South Stream

      On December 1, during his state visit to Turkey, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would cancel the construction of the ambitious South Stream pipeline. According to Donald Jensen, resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, this decision does not mean an end to Moscow’s search for ways to transport natural gas to Europe...

      Ukraine’s New Cabinet Lineup Offers Broad Competence for Reforms, But …
      Dec16

      Ukraine’s New Cabinet Lineup Offers Broad Competence for Reforms, But …

      Atlantic Council Analyst Lists Whom to Watch in the Battle to Improve Governance Ukraine’s overhauled cabinet lineup, now complete, offers clues to the new leadership’s seriousness and competence for its critical task of reforms. For a government that must decentralize governance, make official transactions transparent, prosecute and...

      ‘If Ukraine’s Violence Not Addressed, Transformation Will Be Slow,’ Says Top IMF Official
      Dec16

      ‘If Ukraine’s Violence Not Addressed, Transformation Will Be Slow,’ Says Top IMF Official

      Violence in eastern Ukraine could adversely impact the economic transformation of that country, Aasim M. Husain, deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, told the Atlantic Council. …read more Source: Atlantic...

      Estonian Says He Spied for Russia; Merkel Revives South Stream Hopes
      Dec16

      Estonian Says He Spied for Russia; Merkel Revives South Stream Hopes

      Plus, British police smash an East European trafficking gang and Albanian mobsters sing as a big underworld trial opens. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

      Here is Why Obama May Sign Congress’ Bill for New US Aid to Ukraine
      Dec16

      Here is Why Obama May Sign Congress’ Bill for New US Aid to Ukraine

      ‘Freedom Support Act’ Authorizes, But Does Not Require, Arms Sales to Ukraine In passing its bill to boost US support for Ukraine last week, Congress has left President Barack Obama largely free to decide how and when to apply its provisions – and that flexibility is one reason Obama may sign the act, even though it includes measures...

      Accreditation Crunch
      Dec16

      Accreditation Crunch

      Belarusian journalists working for foreign media outlets used to get warnings. Now they’re getting trials. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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