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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

      Naftogaz Is Ukraine’s Achilles’ Heel
      Nov03

      Naftogaz Is Ukraine’s Achilles’ Heel

      Ukraine’s state-owned energy giant is a source of corruption that oligarchs and Russia can exploit. The EU should consider becoming a major stakeholder in the network. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

      Ukraine, ISIS Wars Increase Europe’s Risks in the Western Balkans
      Nov03

      Ukraine, ISIS Wars Increase Europe’s Risks in the Western Balkans

      Albania’s Defense Minister Urges EU, NATO: Engage More Urgently with Ex-Yugoslav Region Europe’s peace is at risk from the wars in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq—and nowhere more than in the Balkans, where several states of the former Yugoslavia form the weakest spot in Europe’s security structures. …read more Source: Atlantic...

      Hungarian Protests Swell, Fugitive Russian Official Held in Rome
      Nov01

      Hungarian Protests Swell, Fugitive Russian Official Held in Rome

      Plus, a dramatic new museum of Jewish life opens in Warsaw; teacher shortage grows worse in Kyrgyzstan. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

      Kremlin Media Arm Set to Go Global, Bosnian Serbs Imprisoned for ’92 Massacre
      Nov01

      Kremlin Media Arm Set to Go Global, Bosnian Serbs Imprisoned for ’92 Massacre

      Plus, Rosneft denies pitching a laundry list of sanctions remedies, and a new report traces Uzbekistan’s cotton profits. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

      Promises, Promises
      Nov01

      Promises, Promises

      A majority in Ukraine’s new parliament has signed on to reforms, but activists are holding their breath. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

      Relief at Ukraine Gas Deal, Kosovo President Cancels Belgrade trip
      Nov01

      Relief at Ukraine Gas Deal, Kosovo President Cancels Belgrade trip

      Plus, Romania’s Ponta tipped to win presidential vote; Moscow police round up thousands of Central Asian migrants. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

      Ukraine’s Pro-European Parties in Coalition Talks, Poland Shifts Troops to East
      Nov01

      Ukraine’s Pro-European Parties in Coalition Talks, Poland Shifts Troops to East

      Plus, slumping oil prices force Kazakhstan to trim its budget; Baltics welcome floating energy platform. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

      Ukraine Gas Deal May Show That the West’s Sanctions on Russia Are Working
      Nov01

      Ukraine Gas Deal May Show That the West’s Sanctions on Russia Are Working

      The gas supply deal signed in Brussels yesterday among Russia, Ukraine and the European Union “is perhaps the clearest indication yet that sanctions imposed on Russia are working in terms of changing Russia’s behavior,” writes Timothy Ash, an economist who directs emerging markets strategy at Standard Bank in London. …read more...

      Russian-Backed ‘People’s Republics’ in Ukraine Prepare Elections for Sunday
      Nov01

      Russian-Backed ‘People’s Republics’ in Ukraine Prepare Elections for Sunday

      Donetsk, Lugansk Vote for ‘Parliaments’ Violates Truce and Raises Risks, Say Analysts The Russian-backed, miniature, “people’s republics” declared in southeastern Ukraine are preparing to elect parliaments and heads of state on Sunday, a step backed by Moscow to consolidate their self-declared statehood. Those elections promise to...

      Today’s Corruption Video: Which Ukrainian Officials Own These Palaces?
      Nov01

      Today’s Corruption Video: Which Ukrainian Officials Own These Palaces?

      The former director and deputy director of Ukraine’s state-owned gas company, Naftogaz, will have been waiting today to hear if they are elected to Ukraine’s parliament, not least because winning seats would offer them immunity from prosecution. Prosecution for what? …read more Source: Atlantic...

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