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Tag Archives: Ukrainian Crisis

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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Post-modern versus modern: The EU and Russia

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After the Soviet collapse, Western leaders anticipated Russia’s incorporation into Post-Cold war European system would go smoothly. Nevertheless, failure of normative convergence between Russia and the EU coupled with Kremlin’s international assertiveness made this future unlikely.

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Let the local electoral process in Ukraine begin

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Following the Resolution of Verkhovna Rada “Regarding next elections of deputies of local councils and village, town and city chairmen in 2015“, the local elections campaign in Ukraine started on the 5th of September. This year elections will be held according to a new procedure. The question arises, will these new regulations impact the electoral process?

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Release of political prisoners is part of Lukashenko’s appeal to the West

Mikalai Statkevich, one of the six released prisoners, upon his arrival in Minsk. Photo credit: Reuters

One would think that a man of such posture like Lukashenko hardly needs an election strategy. Rigged electoral machinery, supressed political opposition and vanquished civil society create very favourable conditions for a landslide victory. Add more than 21 years of (mostly) unchallenged reign to this mix and one can imagine Lukashenko sitting back and planning how he is going to spend his ...

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Georgia’s ambivalence on Ukrainian crisis

Demonstrators carry posters and Georgian and Ukrainian flags as they head to a rally in support of the Ukrainian opposition, in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. The rally was organized by youth and students organizations in Tbilisi. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Since the unraveling crisis in Ukraine, Georgian Dream ruling coalition has taken an apathetic position toward the current developments in our partner country. As well as Ukrainian people, our society has expected a momentous support from Georgian authorities to Ukraine. However, the ruling coalition encounters myriad of external and internal impediments that make elaboration of an unambiguous approach toward Ukraine hardly achievable.

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Slovak ambivalence on the Ukrainian crisis

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On November 17, people in Slovakia commemorated 25th anniversary of one of the most important events in their recent history – the Velvet revolution. The Velvet revolution of 1989 meant the end of communist rule in the former Czechoslovakia.

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2014: The Worst and the Best Year in Modern Ukraine’s History

Source: http://www.pravda.com.ua/articles/2014/07/22/7032645/

It is December out there, which means it is time to take a stock. I will try to re-think and critically evaluate the last year of Ukraine’s history as an independent state. 

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Who benefits from Ukrainian ceasefire? And who loses from it?

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While the international community greeted the peaceful plan of Petro Poroshenko and signed a Treaty of Minsk [1] aimed at declaring a cease-fire in the Ukrainian East, which, however, has not established any kind of justice. 

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