Search: NATO,Ukraine,OSCE (5 materials)

When writings on the wall are ignored

... self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk and then to launch a military operation in wider Ukraine has had a seismic effect. It was not inevitable but recent events have shifted... ... (including the leader of the main opposition party Vladimir Medvedchuk). One of the signatories of Minsk 2 agreements, representing Donetsk, Alexander Zaharchenko, was assassinated... ... positions, which returned fire. Who has been doing what is clearly obvious from the OSCE Monitoring Mission maps (for example, for 17-19 February). What was also very strange...


Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors

Common values present an opportunity to rebuild trust The geopolitical position of Ukraine at the current stage of development of international order is complicated and ... ... international institutions, such as Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), etc. In this article, I aim to look at the global structure and the roots of... ... revolution. Institutionally, this path implies the country’s aspiration to join the EU and NATO. Recent amendments to the Ukrainian constitution legitimize this drive. The European...


State of Play: Russia and the Fraying West

... matters will have to take a back seat: Europeans cannot decide alone on the issues that fall within NATO’s competence. The OSCE is essentially irrelevant, and the Russia-NATO communications line is but an add-on to the US-Russian one. Yet, a few EU member states, including France, Germany and Italy,... ... ties. It goes without saying that no such discussion can avoid the formal reason for the breakdown of Russia-Europe relations: Ukraine. While chances for solving the issue in the foreseeable future are slim, every effort must be made to ensure that incidents ...


Riga Dialogue Recommendations

... peacekeeping arrangement under the auspices of the UN should be welcomed by all parties. Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the US need to remain engaged in agreeing on the pace and... ... between the West and Russia is critical to reduce potential miscalculations. — The OSCE Vienna Document could play an important role in ensuring transparency and military-to-military... ... (exchange and inspections, military transparency), political elements (preservation of the NATO–Russia Founding Act) and confidence building measures (Russia and NATO demonstrating...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... Ukraine, likewise participate in the creation of a new Caucasus peace and development community? Can Turkey assist the Europeans, Ukraine and Russia to find a way to cooperate over pipelines and energy disputes? Or what can be done to unleash the tremendous ... ... South Ossetia and Abkhazia, if political settlements could be forged in these regions? Would it be possible to deploy a joint NATO-EU-Russian peacekeeping force, somewhat similar to the peacekeeping deployments in ex-Yugoslavia in 1995, under OSCE auspices, in the southern Caucasus? And how would this possibility impact the Russian-controlled northern Caucasus? The Western ...


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