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Discrimination on the basis of religion and the problem of hate speech in Ukraine

Report "Discrimination on the basis of religion and the problem of hate speech in Ukraine" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018 (13 September 2018, Warsaw). Read more about Discrimination on the basis of religion and the problem of hate speech in Ukraine

The problems of harassment of journalists in Eastern Europe: the case of Ukraine

Report "The problems of harassment of journalists in Eastern Europe: the case of Ukraine" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018 (11 September 2018, Warsaw). Read more about The problems of harassment of journalists in Eastern Europe: the case of Ukraine

Delegitimisation of the Ombudsman institution and attacks on the independence of the Constitutional Court in Ukraine

Report "Delegitimisation of the Ombudsman institution and attacks on the independence of the Constitutional Court in Ukraine" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2017 (12 September 2017, Warsaw). Read more about Delegitimisation of the Ombudsman institution and attacks on the independence of the Constitutional Court in Ukraine

Blocking Internet sites as a threat to freedom of speech

Report "Blocking Internet sites as a threat to freedom of speech" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2017 (11 September 2017, Warsaw). Read more about Blocking Internet sites as a threat to freedom of speech

NYT: Ukraine’s Unyielding Corruption

Corruption has been pervasive in Ukraine since independence, fed by close-knit ties between politicians and oligarchs and a weak justice system. The protests in 2014 that led to the removal of President Viktor Yanukovych were largely fueled by popular fury at his monumental corruption and abuse of power. Read more about NYT: Ukraine’s Unyielding Corruption

Stanislav Byshok: The geopolitical process never ends

In relation to Ukraine, the interests of Brussels and Washington in recent years have significantly differed. Ukraine, for Washington, is a guarantee that, firstly, the European ambitions of Russia will be substantially limited, and secondly, the prospect of the creation of the Eurasian continental bloc from Lisbon to Vladivostok remains distant. Read more about Stanislav Byshok: The geopolitical process never ends

Putin won his war in Ukraine (The Washington Post)

The war in Ukraine has slipped off the front pages. Eighteen months ago, when Russian President Vladimir Putin seized Crimea and then instigated a pro-Russian rebellion in the Donbas region, Ukraine was hot news. Putin was roundly denounced, and Russia was hit with damaging economic sanctions. Read more about Putin won his war in Ukraine (The Washington Post)

Ukraine’s Embrace of Neo-Nazism (Aish)

In the two years since the beginning of the ongoing bloody and often senseless conflict in Ukraine, instead of building a free and democratic pro-Western society, the Ukraine is succumbing to the glorification of Nazi collaborators. In April 2015, the Ukrainian parliament passed the package of laws on de-communization turning Ukrainian ultra-nationalists and Nazi collaborators into heroes. Read more about Ukraine’s Embrace of Neo-Nazism (Aish)

Stanislav Byshok at the World Crisis Radio

While being a guest at the World Crisis Radio, CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok shares his thoughts on the tragic anniversary of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing crush in Donbass, the civil war in Ukraine, and the anti-Russian propaganda campaign led by the West. Read more about Stanislav Byshok at the World Crisis Radio

Ukraine: Gangster State (The People's Voice)

On May 29, Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Defense Ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin warned about Kiev possibly readying to use chemical weapons again. "Works are underway on the territory of a chlorine storage base, to the northeast of Kochetok settlement in the Kharkov region," he said. Read more about Ukraine: Gangster State (The People's Voice)

"Ukraine after Euromaidan" is available for free download

The book "Ukraine after Euromaidan: Democracy under fire" which is devoted to the 2014 coup in Ukraine and the chain of events that followed, including the war in the East Ukraine and establishing of the People's Republics in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, is available for free download in PDF (1.3 MB). Read more about "Ukraine after Euromaidan" is available for free download

Life in Crimea: One year on from Russia's takeover (ВВС)

A year ago, reporting from Simferopol about the takeover of Crimea by Russia was a tense and difficult business. At any moment, as the gangs of activists who had flooded across the border swaggered through the city streets, violence seemed on the point of breaking out. Today, Simferopol is completely peaceful. Read more about Life in Crimea: One year on from Russia's takeover (ВВС)

BBC: Yanukovych ally Peklushenko in new Ukraine mystery death

A former regional governor has been found dead in Ukraine, the latest in a series of deaths involving allies of deposed President Viktor Yanukovych. Five other officials also died in mysterious circumstances this year. All of them supposedly took their own lives in the past six weeks. Read more about BBC: Yanukovych ally Peklushenko in new Ukraine mystery death

Putin: Russia’s Last Remaining Pragmatist? (The National Interest)

Russian-American relations are at their frostiest levels since the cold war. Can the two sides reach an accommodation? Or are relations doomed to continue their downward spiral? Read more about Putin: Russia’s Last Remaining Pragmatist? (The National Interest)

AP: Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

Tears welled up in Vera Pavliy's eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money and no way to get home. Read more about AP: Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

What if Putin were nice? (Politico)

As the international condemnation of Vladimir Putin and his actions continues unabated, I keep wondering: What if Putin were nice, rather than mean? What would a Nice Putin have done differently over the past decade and a half — or today? Read more about What if Putin were nice? (Politico)

In midst of war, Ukraine becomes gateway for jihad (The Intercept)

“Our brothers are there,” Khalid said when he heard I was going to Ukraine. “Buy a local SIM card when you get there, send me the number and then wait for someone to call you.” Read more about In midst of war, Ukraine becomes gateway for jihad (The Intercept)

Stratfor: The Intersection of Three Crises

Within the past two weeks, a temporary deal to keep Greece in the eurozone was reached in Brussels, a cease-fire roadmap was agreed to in Minsk and Iranian negotiators advanced a potential nuclear deal in Geneva. Squadrons of diplomats have forestalled one geopolitical crisis after another.  Read more about Stratfor: The Intersection of Three Crises

Ron Paul: Post-Coup Ukraine One Year Later

It was one year ago last weekend that a violent coup overthrew the legally elected government of Ukraine. That coup was not only supported by the US and EU governments -- much of it was actually planned by them. Looking back at the events that led to the overthrow it is clear that without foreign intervention Ukraine would not be in its current, seemingly hopeless situation. Read more about Ron Paul: Post-Coup Ukraine One Year Later

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