Conflit en Ukraine - Etat des lieux - Les Oligarques

This post of our series on the war in Ukraine will focus on the oligarchs. We saw previously how the oligarchic system functions and its impacts on the country, notably in terms of poverty and a weak, fragile, and dependent state. Here, we shall look first at the way to classify oligarchs, if any, and at the interactions among oligarchs. We shall then present oligarchs and tycoons one by one, separating them into two sections, first the wealthiest and most influential, then the others. We shall only provide details for the most influential businessmen, notably addressing their relationship to politics and to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. We shall, however, also name the others, notably to allow for monitoring. Groups and interactions among oligarchs Following […]

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Conflit en Ukraine - Etat des lieux - Le système oligarchique

This article is the second of the series on the conflict in Ukraine and starts a review of the various domestic actors. It focuses on the oligarchic system, its dynamics and challenges. On 15 May 2014, steelworkers working for oligarch Rinat Akhmetov took over the city of Mariupol in the Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, as reported by Andrew Kramer for the New York Times, even if the People’s Republic of Donetsk seems to have kept power (e.g. Roza Kazan, 18 May 2014), after Akhmetov released a first statement video (see original 14 May, with subtitles). Meanwhile, Kim Sengupta for The Independent, writing on the 9 May attack on Mariupol mentions that “An assortment took part in the assault, including a private army supposedly bankrolled by an oligarch – the “men in black”. […]

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The Red (team) Analysis Weekly No90, 7 mars 2013

Horizon pour la sécurité nationale n ° 90: Un peu de lumière dans les ténèbres - Pour nous changer, examinons les aspects positifs (parmi les multiples défis à relever et à relever): le changement climatique et les facteurs environnementaux apparaissent de plus en plus cette semaine dans notre compréhension du complexe. la dynamique à l’œuvre dans les conflits et plus généralement les menaces ou les dangers pour la sécurité nationale. Le tableau est-il plus effrayant? Certes, la compréhension est également une étape cruciale pour résoudre correctement les problèmes… espérons-le.