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11 january
2017
Evgenii Gamerman

Итоги 2016 года в сфере международной безопасности

Уже начиная с середины декабря многие информационные агентства, эксперты стали подводить итоги года в различных сферах. Однако, последние декады декабря выдались настолько же сумбурными, как и остальные 11 месяцев. В сфере международных отношений и, в частности, международной безопасности, год не стал сколько-нибудь судьбоносным или переломным. Однако, он был очень богат на события, в том числе и в негативном ключе.

02 september
2016
Evgenii Gamerman

Northeast Asia after the Ukrainian Crisis: Threat to Regional Security

Researchers have yet to understand the reasons behind the background and characteristics of the driving forces of the Ukrainian crisis. The key feature of what is happening in Ukraine is that the conflict is transpiring almost completely in the period of globalization, where everything is interconnected and interdependent, and it is impossible to predict all the consequences of an event since the information weapon has become much more important than the ballistic one. 

02 september
2016
Evgenii Gamerman

Northeast Asia after the Ukrainian Crisis: Threat to Regional Security

Researchers have yet to understand the reasons behind the background and characteristics of the driving forces of the Ukrainian crisis. The key feature of what is happening in Ukraine is that the conflict is transpiring almost completely in the period of globalization, where everything is interconnected and interdependent, and it is impossible to predict all the consequences of an event since the information weapon has become much more important than the ballistic one. 

11 july
2016
Sergey Rekeda

“Minsk” takes a break until November

The Minsk agreements were slammed by many, and few believed they would be effective. There seemed to be a good reason to be skeptical – the post-Maidan authorities that were backed by the powerful western conglomerate did not see any benefits whatsoever in adhering to all of the provisions of the document. Indeed, Minsk II was never implemented by the end of 2015, which was the agreed deadline; however, it proved effective enough to contain the highly precarious situation in Donbass. In the past few weeks this has been obvious as never before.

10 july
2015
Anna-Maria Chkoniya

Ukrainian Roundtable Discussion

During the roundtable discussion on the Ukrainian Crisis at the Russian International Affairs Council held on Thursday, July 2 2015, experts butted heads over the possible solutions. The springboard for the discussion was the new report “The Ukrainian Crisis for Russia”, written by A. Gushin, S. Markedonov and A. Tsibulina, in which the authors presented a detailed analysis of the current state of the crisis.

16 april
2015
Russian Council

Ukraine Leverages Turmoil in Central Europe

Authors: Alexander Th. Drivas, Michalis Diakantonis, International Relations Institute of Athens

 

In this short article, we analyze a fictional scenario about the evolution of the Ukrainian issue that includes brinkmanship policies among different states. According to this case, Germany and Russia could not afford a type of frozen conflict because both of them face the Ukrainian issue as a zero-sum game. The lack of nuclear weaponry balance opens a window of opportunity for Russia to project the ultimate threat of violence towards Germany. However, there are a lot of variables that drive this conflict into a brinkmanship situation between Russia and Germany.

27 march
2015
Russian Council

The geopolitical consequences of the Ukraine crisis

Author - Dr Marcin Styszynski, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland).

 

The current events in Ukraine and developing crisis between the West and Russia have encouraged European countries to diversify their energy sources based so far on Russian supplies. However, the alternative gas projects such as Nabucco Pipeline (Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey), Trans Adriatic Pipeline – TAP (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece) or Galsi Pipeline (Algeria, Italy) are still under construction or haven’t succeeded yet.

18 december
2014
Igor Delanoe

Crimea, a Strategic Bastion on Russia’s Southern Flank

Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 has critically increased the Russian strategic footprint in the Black Sea region. Henceforth, Crimea lies at the core of the Russian Pontic-Caucasian military plan, the “Southern strategic bastion”, aimed at curbing the expansion of Western influence and at reviving Russia’s influence in the Black Sea.

24 november
2014
Russian Council

Publications Review 24.11.2014. APEC summit, G20, Ukrainian crisis, Berlin wall, Kosovo, Cybersecurity, Globalization, Global Oulook for 2015

November 2014 has been full on international events. First, the world, especially European part of it, celebrated 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin wall. Then world leaders met on several occasions: during the APEC summit, then shared coffee in sunny Brisbane in Australia on G20. The headlines are still bursting with interpretations and speculations on what has been achieved and what opportunities have been thrown away. This digest features some essays and opinions on these recent events. And not only. Find here: APEC, G20 economies and green management, Ukrainian crisis, the fall of the Berlin wall, Kosovar stalemate, building cyber confidence, new perception of globalization, a new wave of emerging countries and Global Outlook for 2015.