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Economic effects of Ukraine-EU DCFTA and of counterfactual integration with the Eurasian Economic Union

_ Yuri Kofner, junior economist, MIWI – Institute for Market Integration and Economic Policy. Munich, 12 January 2021.One of the main causes of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014 was the contradictory views between various groups, both within Ukraine and abroad, regarding the country’s possible future geopolitical and geoeconomics trajectory towards either closer integration with Russia as part of the EurasEC customs union (from 01.01.2015 the Eurasian Economic Union, EAEU) or integration ...


Recep Erdogan in a Russian Minefield

... partners and friends in the Eastern Mediterranean. The "Greek issue," compounded by Turkey's activity in Libya (which makes Moscow uneasy), could trigger a new crisis in Russia–Turkey relations. Expansion of military-technical cooperation with Ukraine . Russia and Turkey have always had fundamentally different views on Ukraine and Crimea, especially since the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014. One way or another, Moscow has had to come to terms with the fact that Ankara does not recognize ...


A Ukraine Link to North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Programs Development

... intercontinental ballistic missiles (hereinafter - ICBMs) “Hwasong-14” in July 2017 by the DPRK. The well-known American missile expert at the IISS, Michael Elleman, stated, “It’s likely that these engines [for the “Hwasong-14” ICBMs] came from Ukraine – probably illicitly.” “The main question is how many [engines] they [the DPRK] have and whether the Ukrainians are helping them now,” he noted. Figure 1: Comparison of the RD-250 engine (left) and the North Korean engine (right) Source ...


Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020

... individual companies and projects. The risk of new sanctions stems from a series of political factors: the Ukrainian crisis and conflict in Donbass, the U.S. elections and the alleged meddling, the developments in the Middle East, etc. — Regarding Ukraine, the crisis has noticeably stabilized. However, we should not expect any significant breakthroughs in terms of compliance with the Minsk Agreements in the coming year. The stabilization of the situation in Donbass significantly decreases the risk ...


International Crisis Group Discusses the Impact of Pandemic on Conflicts in Post-Soviet Space

... of international cooperation in combating coronavirus and preventing humanitarian emergencies in armed conflict zones. The participants assessed the consequences of the pandemic for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Eastern Ukraine, as well as the potential role of such organizations as WHO, OSCE, and ICRC in providing humanitarian assistance to the population in conflict zones. The meeting was attended by over a hundred experts, diplomats, journalists, and public figures....


Ukraine and NATO: Course Correction

Moscow has long since come to terms with Kyiv’s pro-Western turn Following an October meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels, Ukraine expressed its desire to be included in the “Partnership Interoperability Initiative” (PII)[1]. This statement was not met with any active response from the Russian government — as Moscow has long since come ...


Russia might well consider its participation in EU defence policy projects within the framework of PESCO

... fight against international terrorism. I am cautiously optimistic that our relations will improve again in the foreseeable future. For that to happen, Moscow would have to be ready to implement the Minsk Agreements of 2015 to bring peace to Eastern Ukraine. Have you read them? A long time ago. If you refresh your memory, you will see that Russia is not mentioned in the Agreements at all. It is up to the parties to the conflict – Kiev and Donbass – to fulfil their obligations. It was absolutely ...


Five Reasons Why It’s Time to #RecognizeСrimea

... To understand Crimea and its relationship to democracy, it requires a bit of background. In 2014, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was removed from office by what amounted to a bloodless coup. This political upheaval sent shock waves throughout Ukraine and the rest of the world. Instead of following the impeachment process and rule of law outlined in the Constitution of Ukraine, which would have involved formally charging Yanukovych with a crime, a review of the charge by the Constitutional ...


RIAC and Swiss Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Discuss Resolution of Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

... 4, 2020, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue representatives (Switzerland) visited Russian International Affairs Council. The discussion focused on RIAC and its partners’ most current initiatives in the field of resolving the conflict in the east of Ukraine, including the statement “ Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region ” presented at the Munich Security Conference, as well as the possibilities for cooperation between RIAC and Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue ...


Neutrality for the Black Sea Region Countries: Abstraction, Unattainable Goal or Effective Model?

... borders are not clearly fixed. Generally speaking, when discussing the situation in the region, politicians and experts tend to refer not only to the six countries that have a coastline on the Black Sea (Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine) but also to neighbouring states. It is, thus, no coincidence that the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) founded 28 years ago (if we consider the Bosphorus Statement its constituent declaration) includes Albania, Armenia,...


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