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

On May 12, 2020, International Crisis Group held an online expert meeting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on conflict situations in the post-Soviet space, the possibilities of international cooperation in combating coronavirus and preventing humanitarian emergencies in armed conflict zones. On May 12, 2020, International Crisis Group held an online expert meeting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on conflict situations in the post-Soviet space, the possibilities of international cooperation...

13.05.2020

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

... prefaced with the fact that the region’s 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 ...

02.03.2020

The Trans-Caucasus in 2019 Is Not a Monolithic Region

... bodies, ideological and political symbols. When the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia was recognised in August 2008, it was the Caucasus that saw the precedent of changed borders between the former Soviet republics. It was in the Caucasus that Georgia, in its bid for NATO membership, held a referendum on acceding to the alliance and over two-thirds of Georgians voted for accession. Consequently, strategic cooperation with NATO was, in addition to rhetoric, bolstered by a popular vote. The ...

20.12.2019

Eastern Partnership Countries: Buffer Zone or Platform for Dialogue?

... 2019 marks the 10 th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, a political initiative the EU launched in 2009 for developing relations with six eastern countries of the former socialist bloc. The collaboration program with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine was primarily intended as a means for introducing these countries to the European experience and approaches to developing their economies, political institutions and civil society. Given current events, however, Russia has ...

11.11.2019

All for One and One for All: Diplomatic Recognition of Kosovo, Abkhazia and South-Ossetia

... respective geopolitical interest than the reality on the ground. From the Russian perspective, the presence of Russian peacekeepers in the Southern Caucasus territories is a way to ensure the safety of ethnic minorities and preserve local cultures from Georgian nationalists. From the Western perspective, it is more about Russia having outposts in Georgia to slow down the integration process of Georgia in the European Union and NATO Command Structures. Both arguments are relevant, while Russia is ensuring ...

08.11.2019

Georgia — Russia — West Triangle, Shared and Conflicting Interests

Discussion was dedicated to the perspectives of Russian — Georgian relations in the broad regional and international context Expert workshop organized by the Institute for Security Policy (ISP) and the Research Group for Polemology and Legal Ethics, University of Vienna took place in Vienna on 16–17 September....

20.09.2019

Georgia in a Nutshell

Georgia is a country of 69,700 km2 for 3,723,500 inhabitants located in the South Caucasus on the shore of the Black Sea. The Georgian land is undeniably prosperous due to the favorable location to produce wine, black tea, and other various agricultural ...

16.09.2019

Expert Seminar with Participation of the Leader of the United Georgia Party Nino Burjanadze

On September 5, 2019, RIAC hosted an expert seminar with the participation of Nino Burjanadze, the leader of the United Georgia party, and leading Russian specialists on the Caucasus studies. On September 5, 2019, RIAC hosted an expert seminar with the participation of Nino Burjanadze, the leader of the United Georgia party, and leading Russian specialists on the Caucasus ...

06.09.2019

Color revolutions and regime change in Georgia and Ukraine

In 2003 and 2004, a series of peaceful street protests broke out in Georgia and Ukraine, leading to new presidential elections in both countries. These movements were defined by Western observers as color revolutions and interpreted as democratic breakthroughs, capable of bringing about a political transformation in post-Soviet ...

05.08.2019

Dawn Breaks on New Era in EU-Russia Relations

... insisted for the last five years that Russia could not return to the organization after losing voting rights back in 2014 over its actions in Ukraine, suddenly resolved the issue in a matter of weeks and welcomed Russia back into its fold. And over in Georgia, mass protests sparked by the ill-fated appearance of a Russian Duma deputy in the Georgian parliament resulted not in the usual cannonade of propaganda by Russia, the EU, and the United States, but in a weary shrug. These events do not signify ...

31.07.2019
 

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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