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Tag Archives: International law

Russian and Western engagement in the South Caucasus conflicts: Building sustainable stability in the region?

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Russia is playing a dual game in the South Caucasus at the same time both stabilising and destabilising the region.

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Ukrainian Crisis and International Law as the Most Cynical Thing Ever Existed

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Russia has always sought to integrate Ukraine economically. Being divided for centuries between foreign powers, Russia always treated Ukraine as a small brother that would fare better in Russia’s embracement than on its own – as an independent and equal partner. Even 24 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, neither Russia, nor the majority of Russians accept the ...

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International law on legality of the Crimea secession

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This article explores legality of the Crimea secession in the light of norms and provisions of public international law.

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Three reasons why Crimea is not Kosovo

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Back in the day, political commentators compared U.S. and Western support for Kosovo’s independence to a Pandora’s box. The recognition of Kosovan right to independence, it was warned, could jeopardize the stability of the international order by setting a dangerous precedent for other separatist movements as well as encouraging big states to reshape the international order through the use of ...

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Is Russian military presence in Crimea legally justified?

Russian soldiers in Crimea. Photo: The Guardian

On March 1, 2014, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, requested permission from the Coucil of Federation, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, to deploy military forces in Crimea. The decision was unanimously approved.

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