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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

      Zbigniew Brzezinski on Russia and Ukraine
      Dec20

      Zbigniew Brzezinski on Russia and Ukraine

      CSIS Counselor and Trustee Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski talks to Colm Quinn on the changing fortunes of the Russian economy, and Russia’s next steps under Vladimir Putin and beyond. …read more Source: Center for Strategic and International...

      Putin Leaves All Options Open on Economic Crisis and Ukraine War
      Dec19

      Putin Leaves All Options Open on Economic Crisis and Ukraine War

      Pascual: With Russia’s Economic Downturn, West Should Probe Chances of a Merkel-Brokered Deal In his annual press conference this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered no clear suggestion for how he proposes to dig Russia out of its deepening economic hole. And he signaled no new direction in government’s sponsorship of the...

      Measuring Ukraine’s War on Corruption: Key Signs to Watch in Early 2015
      Dec19

      Measuring Ukraine’s War on Corruption: Key Signs to Watch in Early 2015

      As Ukraine’s new government has taken office and vows to clean up endemic corruption—publicly perceived as Europe’s worst, according to Transparency International—here are some leading indicators of its progress, as suggested by the Atlantic Council’s Kyiv-based senior fellow, Brian Mefford. You can find his full essay on this...

      EU Slaps New Sanctions on Crimea, Might Drop Them for Yanukovych Cabal
      Dec19

      EU Slaps New Sanctions on Crimea, Might Drop Them for Yanukovych Cabal

      Plus, Poland raises veto threat on UK immigration curbs, and the ruble’s tumble falls hard on Russia’s neighbors. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

      US defense cuts may undermine security in Western Pacific
      Dec19

      US defense cuts may undermine security in Western Pacific

      In its January 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance (DSG), the Obama Administration stated that the United States “will of necessity rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region.”1Yet one month later, the administration released its 2013 defense budget request, including $487 billion in cuts mandated under the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA), which provided...

      The Lukashenka Code
      Dec19

      The Lukashenka Code

      Book excerpt: Why is the Belarusian leader so reviled in the West yet so firmly entrenched at home? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

      What Does Russia Really Want in Iran?
      Dec19

      What Does Russia Really Want in Iran?

      Russian participation in the nuclear talks has demonstrated that despite the depth of the Ukrainian crisis and all the existing conflicts between Russia and the West, there are no reasons to consider Russia a purely destructive force that is bent on harming the West. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

      Serbia Readies for OSCE Role With Russian Visit

      Ivica Dacic, Serbia’s Foreign Minister, will travel to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart and discuss Ukraine on the eve of Serbia assuming the presidency of the OSCE. …read more Source: Balkan...

      The shadow economy in Ukraine is now about 50% of the total
      Dec19

      The shadow economy in Ukraine is now about 50% of the total

      Millions of Ukrainians are confronted with mounting hardships this coming winter as the 8-month-old conflict with Russia-backed separatists drains the treasury of $5 million a day, corruption continues to deprive government coffers of badly needed tax revenue and Russia has canceled energy subsidies that made home heating affordable before...

      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...

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