The sanctions can potentially become a bargaining instrument in the negotiations between the diplomacy of the West and Russia.Read More »
Cooperation Impossible? A Relapse of the Competitive Race between NATO and Russia
The key prerequisite for any future move towards a more co-operative relationship – that both sides are genuinely interested in bringing the current tension to an end – appear increasingly remote.Read More »
Minsk agreement of Feb 12 and the Prospects of a Resolution in Ukraine
The prospect of another frozen conflict thus appears increasingly likely, with significant implications for long-term stability and security in Europe.Read More »
Russia and Europe’s Far Right: Is there an alliance?
The grounds for an alliance between European far right and Russia have been motivated by and shaped along the lines of opposition and counteraction to the idea of a “common enemy” in the EU and the US.Read More »
In Search of the Lost Balance: The Role of External Involvement in the Ukrainian Crisis
In the light of the Ukrainian crisis and its implications for global political actors, Ukraine’s internal balance of political power has been increasingly topical for Western and Russian analysts. From the Western and Russian perspectives, the Ukrainian crisis is a foreign policy issue with serious, but yet controllable, consequences. For Ukraine, the mounting external involvement has an impact on its internal matters that is hard to measure or control.Read More »
Mobilisation for elections in Ukraine: Risk-assessment in frames of the military conflict
On July 24th two parliamentary factions left the “European choice” coalition in the Ukrainian parliament. This coalition was formed in February as a result of the Maidan protests. On August 25th, after a month of the coalition breakup, president Poroshenko exercised his constitutional right to dissolve parliament and call for elections, which are likely to be held on October 26th.Read More »
Protecting the Russian world: What is the Underlying Strategy?
In his speech to Russian ambassadors and diplomats on July 1st, President Putin defined Russia’s national interests with regards to current events in the world. A rather substantial part of his address was dedicated to the assessment of the Ukrainian crisis.Read More »
Interpreting Reality: Information Wars in Ukraine
A balanced assessment of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict is a rather challenging task for policy-makers. This is in large part because the views and data collected from both sides comes under the influence of two opposing public discourses. On the one hand, Russia is perceived as the aggressor breaking the territorial integrity of Ukraine.Read More »