Search: Ukrainian Crisis,OSCE (8 materials)

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 ...

06.12.2018

My Wish List for the Bundeskanzleramt

... the end of WW2 and twenty-eight years after the reunification, the new generation of Germans owes Russian nothing. After the Ukrainian crisis, no ‘business as usual’ is possible in any foreseeable future; Moscow and Berlin continue to sharply disagree ... ... liberalization or even for a non-visa regime for Russian students, scholars and civil society leaders. 7. Come up with a new plan for OSCE. Today the German Foreign Ministry starts a fight for a place of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. This ...

28.04.2018

Policy Priorities in U.S.-Russia Relations

... truly move forward. Several Russian participants, however, emphasized the need to more directly link the settlement of Ukraine to a way forward on European security more broadly, whether through the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) format or something else. Agreement that the NATO-Russia founding act remains in place and should continue to do so (although NATO members might argue that Russia’s actions in Ukraine violate it) is one possible starting point. So is having both ...

20.11.2017

Policy Priorities in U.S.-Russia Relations

... truly move forward. Several Russian participants, however, emphasized the need to more directly link the settlement of Ukraine to a way forward on European security more broadly, whether through the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) format or something else. Agreement that the NATO-Russia founding act remains in place and should continue to do so (although NATO members might argue that Russia’s actions in Ukraine violate it) is one possible starting point. So is having both ...

20.11.2017

The OSCE's Role in a Changing World: New Steps for the Future

... have realized the importance and necessity of its existence. Quite often, the OSCE has become an important tool in the maintenance of a constructive relationship between participating states. This point appears to have returned today, when during the Ukrainian crisis, the OSCE has proved to be the only institution of European security that could engage all parties of the conflict in dialogue to seek the crisis’ resolution [1] . This again has helped to reiterate the OSCE’s competitive advantages as being universality,...

29.06.2015

SMART Strategy for OSCE in a Changing World

... and Eurasian security remained shaky and unstable. In this context, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), as the most comprehensive and inclusive international organization in the region, should reconsider its approach to building ... ... more erratic, unsettled and devoid of behavioral regularities. 2. International institutions are playing catch-up “The Ukrainian crisis – and prior to that, the crisis in the Middle East – underscored the evanescence of many post-Cold ...

29.06.2015

As OSCE Turns 40, It's Ready to Reinvent Itself for the Modern Era

... more than a generation ago by the 1975 Helsinki Final Act, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) now faces one of the greatest tests of its relevancy and effectiveness since it was created as it searches for a resolution to the Ukrainian crisis. All this as the OSCE prepares to commemorate its 40 th anniversary in 2015. To discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the OSCE and the world in the new post-Cold War era, Russia Direct sat down with Andrey Kortunov, General Director of the Russian International ...

06.04.2015

OSCE Faces a Choice

... falter (and is faltering) as a result of disagreements between those involved. What do you think are the most important steps that must be taken to strengthen the organisation? What are the main lessons to be drawn from the Ukrainian crisis for the OSCE? The Ukrainian crisis has once again emphasised the lack of political procedures for a rapid response to crisis situations in the earliest stages of their escalation, before events run too far ahead. This is not a new problem. It was the same in 2008, when ...

24.09.2014

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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