Political Analysis

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 right to vote … [Read More...] about IDP Electoral Obstacles & Solutions in Ukraine

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 know is that James Bond has his origins in Odessa, Ukraine. James Bond is a … [Read More...] about James Bond is From Odessa

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 his byline. Riedel wasn’t upset just because he hadn’t written the piece, which appeared … [Read More...] about Who is behind the sinister ‘CGS’ website?