It has been more than a year and a half since the European Union and the United States have imposed an array of economic sanctions against Russia. Economic sanctions of Western countries followed the annexation of Crimean peninsula by Russia in March 2014. Prior to the annexation, Viktor Yanukovych – the President of Ukraine – was forced into resignation following ...Read More »
Russian and Western engagement in the South Caucasus conflicts: Building sustainable stability in the region?
Russia is playing a dual game in the South Caucasus at the same time both stabilising and destabilising the region.Read More »
The next NATO Summit is scheduled for July 8-9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. The theme of the upcoming summit is expected to be that of security within the alliance (collective defense, article V of the founding treaty) as an answer to the security challenges facing NATO today (Ukraine crisis, ISIS, Russia’s military intervention in Syria).Read More »
The Ukrainian crisis has undermined the status-quo in the post-Cold War order and laid the foundation of new understandings regarding Russia’s revisionist power in the 21st century.Read More »
This is a first piece of articles that explain humanitarian intervention into Balkan states. I will examine the role of humanitarian intervention and answer the question whether it is a must to intervene if citizens of another country are in danger.Read More »
The case of Georgia’s military involvement in Afghanistan is a curious one. Around 1600 Georgian troops are stationed in Helmand province in the framework of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). This makes Georgia the largest contributor of military troops, as well as largest per-capita, to the ISAF mission from a non-NATO nation. In comparison, Armenia and Sweden have 126 and 570 ...Read More »