Search: Ukraine,Ukrainian Crisis,European Union (12 materials)


Crimea and Punishment

... can we explain Russia’s move to seize Ukrainian naval ships in the Kerch Strait? Andrey Kortunov I do not believe this move was a way for Russia to be provocative, given that the last thing the country needs today is an escalation of tensions with Ukraine. Although the initiative came from the Ukrainian side, Russia then responded very decisively, which definitely fuelled the crisis. Michel Duclos President Putin enjoys this kind of situation, and sees it as an opportunity to take action and make ...


Development Scenarios for the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine: A View from Kiev

Predicting how the situation surrounding the conflict in Eastern Ukraine will develop and determining what the architecture of Russia–Ukraine relations moving forward will look like are ... ... making any predictions about how events may unfold, we should first identify the key objectives pursued by Russia, Ukraine, the European Union and the United States in their respective foreign policies (we believe it is necessary to assess the situation ...


Ukraine is Intensifying the Transnistria Conflict

... offered easy access for Transnistrian goods on the basis of autonomous trade preferences. Beginning in 2008, TMR exports to the European Union surpassed those to Russia. [17] Today Brussels is insisting that Tiraspol shift its trade towards the format of ... ... Moldova, it is trying to exploit the situation in order to impose regulative control over Transnistrian enterprises. [19] The Ukrainian crisis is making the life of Tiraspol much harder. Since consumer demand in Ukraine and Russia is falling, Transnistrian companies are losing their eastern markets. Moreover, in spring 2015, Kiev strengthened ...


Riga Hosts Second Meeting of the Young Expert’s Group on Resolving the Ukrainian Crisis

On April 9, 2015, Riga played host to the Second Meeting of the Young Expert’s Group on Resolving the Ukrainian Crisis and Ensuring Safety in the Euro-Atlantic Region. One of the topics discussed at the meeting was the role of civil society in establishing peace in Ukraine. The second session was dedicated to the issue of security in the Euro-Atlantic region as a whole. The meeting was attended by young leaders from Ukraine, Europe, Russia and the United States, representatives of NGOs, research institutes, universities ...


Civil Society in Ukraine

Building Peace, Democracy and Regional Stability Building Peace, Democracy and Regional Stability A thorny road to democracy Ukraine has entered a new stage in its long and so far uncompleted democratization process, searching once again for a balanced ... ... Short-term issues concern conflict-management in the Eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian territorial integrity and economic stabilization. The Ukrainian crisis and atmosphere of distrust between Russia and the West showed that Europe’s security architecture is dysfunctional ...


Ukraine points towards the start of a tumultuous new era in world politics

After the ceasefire negotiated in Minsk, a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine remains distant. Most of the points in the agreement, including Ukraine’s constitutional reform and the resumption ... ... exonerate those who sided with Hitler against Stalin. Thus, as a result of the Ukraine conflict, the gulf between Russia and the European Union is wide, deep and growing. The Russian government does not expect the lifting of EU sanctions for a long time and,...


Securing the Euro-Atlantic Community

... Sadly, there are clear signs that this is happening, with Europe now beset by its most serious and deadly crisis in decades. In Ukraine, more than 5,000 people have been killed, over 10,000 more have been wounded, and 1.2 million have been forced from their ... ... transparency across Europe and within existing structures, the Leadership Group should include a representative from the OSCE, the European Union, the Eurasian Economic Union, and NATO. The Leadership Group’s first priority would be to address the current ...


Russia Between Two Maidans

... alone against active Russian opposition. This objective reality does not depend on what various politicians in Kiev or Moscow might think and it will inevitably push all the parties to the conflict towards closer interaction within the Russia – UkraineEuropean Union triangle. In the longer perspective, we are moving toward a Greater Europe, a common economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok, and the current Ukrainian crisis has merely slowed down this historical process but cannot stop it. Let us note parenthetically that creation of a common space consisting of both Ukraine and Russia appears to be the most realistic option for moving forward on the “Crimean ...


Russia and Ukraine: A Corridor of Opportunities

Scenarios of How the Crisis may Unfold Scenarios of How the Crisis may Unfold The Ukrainian crisis presents the most serious and dangerous challenge to European security ... ... and the West since the end of the Cold War, growing animosities between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea and south-eastern Ukraine, and the transformation of the Ukrainian... ... statehood. Ukraine is the nexus where the interests of such key players as Russia, the European Union and the United States have clashed, making this purely domestic crisis...


Young Experts Meet in Sofia to Discuss Ukraine and Euro-Atlantic Security

On October 27-29, 2014 Bulgarian Sofia hosted a session of young experts’ group on Ukraine crisis and Euro-Atlantic security to discuss the Ukraine situation and ways to have it rectified. Organized by the European Leadership Network for Multilateral Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (ELN), Munich Security Conference, Nuclear Threat ...


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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