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The EU Eastern Partnership program: lessons for Russia

... especially Ukraine that of European Union. Even in Armenia and Belarus oppositional forces shuffled Russia's positions. Thus, the role of Russia has been gradually decreasing. That is why it would be an oversimplification to say that the creation of the Eastern Partnership(EaP) has considerably changed Russian role in the CIS. However, refusal of Armenia to sign the association agreement with the European Union, renewal of the relations with Georgia, return of the Crimean peninsula and the creation of ...


“Money in the Morning — Chairs In The Evening” or “Eastern Partnership” before the Riga Summit

... Twelve Chairs”, in which the Marxist formula “goods-money-goods” was set out by the authors from Odessa in the local version: “money in the morning – chairs in the evening”. In relation to the history of the “Eastern partnership”, we understand the term “chairs” as meaning political and economic reforms, while the interpretation of “money” remains unchanged. Since its inception, the Eastern Partnership has undergone a serious ...


Andrey Kortunov at IFRI Seminar Speaks on Possible Interaction of Two Integration Projects in Euro-Atlantic

On March 12, 2015, in Paris the Institut francais des relations internationals , Latvian Institute of International Affairs and Latvian Embassy in France held an invitees-only seminar “ Eastern Partnership and Eurasian Union: Colliding or Matching Strategies and Interests? ” attended by international experts, French and EU government executives, diplomats and businessmen. RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov spoke on opportunities ...


Ukraine crisis: Need for a new order in Europe and Eurasia

... necessary at all. The problem of security in Europe and Eurasia after the collapse of the USSR was never adequately thought through and negotiated. If it had been, Russia might have ended up as a strategic partner rather than a geopolitical adversary. The Eastern Partnership is essentially a project of anti-Russian Swedes and Poles, with much of the EU, going along with the project with different levels of reluctance or enthusiasm. Its sponsors must have given assurances that the project would not involve ...


Is Ukrainian Crisis the Last for Russia?

... winter everything will fall apart.” It’s worth remembering that gas supplies to Ukraine were cut off on June 16. However, Ukraine has somehow managed to cope with this for the past three months. What do you think of the prospects for the Eastern Partnership? The Eastern Partnership initiative entails a geopolitical repartition of the whole region. In fact, this program changes boundaries, since it raises the issue of Russia’s genuine borders with the countries of Eastern Europe....


Geopolitics, Revisionism and the Black Sea

... ‘enlarged’ an environment of uncertainty. As support for the Black Sea Synergy, initiated by Romania in 2008 was diminishing, Poland, which has maintained a vivid strategic interest in the Black Sea and the wider post- Soviet spectrum, advanced the Eastern Partnership. Both initiatives have attempted to solidify strategic and geopolitical interests whether one gazes at Romania’s regional ambitions of counterbalancing a historical Turkish-Russian hegemony around the Black Sea or Poland’s ...


European Neighborhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership Programme

Interview with Salomé Zourabichvili Interview The EU’s Eastern Partnership Programme has been making a lot of noise as of late, especially following the Vilnius summit that was held last November. We asked Salomé Zourabichvili , French diplomat and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Georgia ...


The Future of Eastern Partnership

RIAC experts' comments The Ukraine crisis has ruptured the talks on Eastern Partnership. We have met Vladislav Belov (RAS Institute for European Studies), Nikolay Kaveshnikov (MGIMO-University), Olga Potyomkina (RAS Institute for European Studies), Kyrill Entin (Higher School of Economics) and András Rácz ...


There will be no Cold War

Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea has enraged the West. His lack of openness to any compromise has forced it to launch a — weak — sanctions regime. Putin finds this ‘unacceptable’ and threatens retaliation. In yesterday’s speech — which many noted might have been his most important ever —, Putin hit a markedly anti-Western tone. Partially rewriting history, he bemoaned the West’s hypocrisy, double standards, and mingling in foreign countries;...


Glory to Ukraine; Radek Sikorski for High Representative!

... policy chief. It needs to be someone with a vision and strategic thinking; someone whose allegiance to European ideals is unquestionable but who is a realist and not ashamed, or worse, afraid of geopolitics. Someone who will rethink and re-calibrate the Eastern Partnership, acknowledging its geopolitical nature. Someone who can make it fit the new reality shaped partly by a self-assured Russia, protective of its sphere of influence and as disinterested in modernising trade and security cooperation with ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
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     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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