Search: Ukraine,OSCE (11 materials)


Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors

... during peaceful times, each agreement passed through a long and complicated process of negotiations. For example, regular gas crisis's between Russia and Ukraine. At the same time, common values present an opportunity to rebuild trust. How can Russia, Ukraine and western partners understand that they have shared values? — the negotiation platforms, on the base of 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 the Ukrainian conflict, in the context of historical, socio-cultural and political aspects. The typology of international actors and the structure of their interests Andrey ...


OSCE SG Thomas Greminger: We Need to Invest in Cooperative Approaches to Solve Security Problems

... Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security community remains quite valid. I don’t see a better vision anywhere. However, in reality, we couldn’t be farther away from realizing this vision as there is huge distrust between the major security stakeholders in the OSCE area. There is a lack of dialogue, there is the unravelling of the arms control architecture that we have built during the past 2-3 decades. There is, again, an armed conflict in Europe — the crisis in and around Ukraine. Thus, I believe, as long as the Astana Declaration and its vision remain valid, we couldn't be farther away from its full implementation. In this regard, do you think that the Organization needs an institutional reform? Wolfgang Zellner: Time ...


Expert Seminar "Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Eastern Ukraine"

On April 29, 2019, RIAC hosted a closed expert seminar "Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Eastern Ukraine" with the participation of Martin Sajdik, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group. On April 29, 2019, RIAC hosted a closed expert seminar "Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Eastern Ukraine" with the participation of Martin Sajdik, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office ...


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 ... ... 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 ...


Crimea and Punishment

... not part of the Minsk agreements. The Ukraine issue is primarily European, which means that Europe can and should be involved in its resolution. This might require a more active engagement from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a consultation with UN peacekeepers, and a post-conflict development plan for Donbass, clearly allowing Ukraine to remain a critical bloc standing between Russia and Europe. the Ukraine issue is playing out in the pursuit of its goal to build a genuine European security architecture. Michel Duclos There is still a long way to go before Russia considers ...


Riga Dialogue Recommendations

... actors skilled in conflict resolution. A 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 the timeline of peacekeeping operations.... ... — Militarily, sustained communication 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 dialogue. Both sides should ...


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

... "decentralized" Ukraine? How much autonomy should eastern Ukraine possess? Or will the Donbas region separate from the rest of Ukraine? Is a new format for the Minsk talks needed? Should the U.S., and possibly Turkey, join the Minsk talks along with Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany? Would a peacekeeping mission under OSCE auspices prove acceptable if Kiev, Moscow and the eastern Ukrainian autonomists could agree? What would be the conditions needed for both sides to accept peacekeepers, if a settlement can be reached? Southern Caucasus A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations....


Transnistria: Dilemmas of Peaceful Settlement

... April 11, 2011. URL: (in Russian). 5 . Transnistria: Who is the Boss Now? URL: (in Russian). 6 . In this format, Moldova and Transnistria were the parties to the conflict, Russia and Ukraine were guarantor countries, the OSCE was the mediator and the European Union and the United States were observers. 7 . Nina Shtanski: Interaction between Russia and the EU in Transnistria Settlement: From Consultations to Coordination. URL: (in Russian)....


Ukraine and Syria – How Far Will We Go?

... with Russia on these two stumbling blocks but there is still a lot to be done. European Leadership Network Director Ian Kearns has shared his expert opinion on how these issues might develop in future with RIAC. What has been achieved according to the OSCE mandate in Ukraine? I think one of the most important things that have been achieved at this particular moment in time appears to be ceasefire which is functioning and which is being monitored at least to some degree on the ground. Most people still have question ...


Seminar on OSCE Legal Status in Copenhagen

... Copenhagen to take part in seminar “Flaws in the OSCE Legal Status: Challenges in a Crisis Environment” held by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and Danish Institute for International Studies. The participants focused on the status of the OSCE Ukraine mission, problems generated by the lack of a charter, steps to the OSCE reform and adoption of statutory documents, and use of the consensus principle. The speakers’ list included head of Danish delegation to the OSCE PA Peter Juel Jensen,...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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