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Citizens, Subjects, and Slackers: Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian Attitudes Toward Paying Taxes

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July 16, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Marc Berenson's unique surveys of Poles, Russians, and Ukrainians, conducted from 2004 to 2012 regarding their attitudes towards paying taxes, illustrate that Polish citizens express a far greater willingness and support for paying taxes than Russian citizens, who, in turn, are more willing taxpayers than Ukrainian citizens. Unlike Poles, whose compliance is related to their trust in the state, and Russians, whose compliance is related to their fear of the state, Ukrainians, showing the lowest support for tax obedience, have reacted to state efforts to increase compliance with less fear and little trust. more

A New Agenda for a New Ukraine: Political, Security, and Social Dimensions

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July 15, 2014 // 3:30pm4:30pm
The Euromaidan Revolution in Ukraine was not simply against the surging corruption of the last decades, but for a new national agenda across the board. However, for Ukraine to succeed and to sustain the faith of those who supported the Euromaidan, further deep changes in the political system are still needed. more
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Russia Opens a Eurasian Pandora's Box

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Jul 08, 2014
Russian actions in the Ukraine crisis will have lasting repercussions throughout Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Kennan Institute Global Fellow, Kenneth Yalowitz, Dennis Corboy, and William Courtney outline how Russia's short-term goals may play against its own interests in the longer run. more

Opening - Program Associate- Kennan Institute

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Jul 08, 2014
CLOSES JULY 8, 2014 - The Kennan Institute seeks a Program Associate who will take a leading role, working with the Program Director and Deputy Director, in defining Kennan Institute (KI) strategic goals related to activities in and around Russia, Ukraine and the region. more

Remembering Eduard Shevardnadze

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Jul 08, 2014
Eduard Shevardnadze, the Soviet Union's last foreign minister who later served as Georgian president, passed away at the age of 86, sparking a collective assessment of the political legacy he left to Russia and Georgia. Global Fellow Kenneth Yalowitz, William Courtney and Denis Corboy summarize lessons we can learn for today from Shevardnadze’s and Georgia's struggles. more

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