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Ramifications of A Tymoshenko Presidency

On April 4, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Europe,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Ramifications of A Tymoshenko Presidency

By Sam Jacobsen As for the prospects of the presidential race, initial reports at the end of 2018 had Tymoshenko at the top of the pool of candidates. She began making inroads with many foreign leaders, stating via Facebook that “The presidential election is approaching, and it would be irrational…

Russia’s Disinformation Attack on Ukraine

On April 2, 2019, Posted by , In Russia,Ukraine, By , , With Comments Off on Russia’s Disinformation Attack on Ukraine

By Marren Haneburg In what researchers at Oxford Internet Institute described as “the most globally advanced case of computational propaganda,” Ukraine was Europe’s most frequent target of disinformation campaigns in 2018 (Bohdanova). According to the EU vs Disinfo database, Ukraine had “461 references among a total of 1,000 disinformation cases…

ISIS Affiliates

On March 26, 2019, Posted by , In Afghanistan,Egypt,Information Reports,ISIS,Libya,Pakistan,Philippines,Russia,Saudi Arabia,Yemen, With Comments Off on ISIS Affiliates

Written by Kailey Nordgran             ISIS affiliates flourish in regions plagued by weak governance, porous borders, and inept security force (Intel Brief, 2019). Affiliates are geographically dispersed and vary in capability; some are akin to terrorist groups, while others behave like insurgent groups (Intel Brief, 2019).             Since the 2011…

The Upcoming Ukrainian Elections

On March 23, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on The Upcoming Ukrainian Elections

Written by Marren Haneberg On March 31, Ukrainians will head to the polls to elect their next president. Leading the candidates are incumbent Petro Poroshenko, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and newcomer to the political field, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who are polling within 10 percentage points of each other.  “Army,…

Ukraine’s Poroshenko In a Bind

On March 12, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Ukraine’s Poroshenko In a Bind

Written by Marren Haneberg Introduction In the face of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine, pro-EU Poroshenko was elected Ukrainian president in 2014 with 54% of the vote (Yermolenko). Poroshenko’s presidency might “be the most dynamic [era] in Ukraine’s post-independence history,” with major changes in the constitution, culture, and international affairs of…