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Intelligence Reform in Ukraine Falls Short

Original story posted here – https://jamestown.org/program/intelligence-reform-in-ukraine-falls-short/ In late July 2017, the Ukrainian non-governmental advisory organization Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) called on President Petro Poroshenko and the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to immediately reform the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU). The authors of the RPR letter asserted that the SSU was unable to provide […]

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IDP Electoral Obstacles & Solutions in Ukraine

According to Ukraine’s Ministry of Social Policy, there are more than 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine; a direct result of the ongoing conflict in the Donbas region, and Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea. Due to antiquated, Soviet-era registration laws, IDPs, and other “mobile” groups, face challenges and difficulties in exercising their Constitutional […]

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Russian Citizenship for Ukrainians: Addressing Russia’s Population Decline

Original story posted here – https://jamestown.org/program/russian-citizenship-for-ukrainians-addressing-russias-population-decline/ The State Duma of the Russian Federation passed an amendment to its citizenship laws, on July 12, easing the procedure for Ukrainians to acquire Russian citizenship. According to the new amendment, those wishing to acquire Russian citizenship would no longer need to provide Russian authorities with paper certification from Kyiv […]

James Bond is From Odessa

James Bond is From Odessa

Everyone knows the world’s most famous secret agent, James Bond. British author Ian Fleming’s hero has been a box office star for more than half a century. Bond is celebrated around the globe for his brilliant mind, wild adventures, and debonair charm. “Women want him, and men want to be him”. What most people don’t […]

Who is behind the sinister ‘CGS’ website?

Who is behind the sinister ‘CGS’ website?

Bruce Riedel is a widely known expert on the Middle East who helped guide U.S. policy in the region as a member of President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. So he was more than a little surprised recently when an obscure website ran an article about Saudi Arabia he had never seen before — with […]