NATO, the EU and the OSCE in the Handling of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Competitive Synergy or “Freezing” Crisis Management?

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The article offers a general perspective on the involvement of NATO, the EU and the OSCE in the handling of the Russia–Ukraine conflict in terms of interim lessons learned and best practices for exerting international efforts to bring peace and security in the region amid the ongoing deep European security crisis. (PDF) Oleksandr Tytarchuk, Maksym Khylko

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan Will Not Admit Maintaining Frozen Conflict On Its Territory

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After tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan flared in April 2016, the international mediators stepped up again, but there is little hope that they would ever be interested in solving this problem. The patience of the Azerbaijani side that had been negotiating with no progress for 20 years is over; the uncertain situation around the Nagorno-Karabakh harms local population, regional stability and important international projects. (PDF) Rusif Huseynov

Belarus: Situation In the Field of National Security and Defense as of April 2016

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The House of Representatives adopted a new military doctrine of Belarus in the first reading. It is stated that the document is based on the systematic analysis of the military and political situation, the concept of “color revolutions” and the mechanisms of changing the constitutional system, violation of territorial integrity of states by provoking internal armed conflicts. (PDF) Andrei Porotnikov

Constant External Irritation Nourishing Problems From Within – a Part of Russia’s Hybrid Peace Scenario for the EU

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Presentation of statement delivered by Oleksandr Tytarchuk at the International Conference “Autocratical challenge for the European project – what to do and not to do,” held by the Charter’97 Foundation with support of the International Visegrad Fund, in Warsaw, on May 25, 2016. (PDF) Oleksandr Tytarchuk

Pragmatism to Promote European Values, Not to Substitute Them

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Presentation of statement delivered by Maksym Khylko at the International Conference “Autocratical challenge for the European project – what to do and not to do,” held by the Charter’97 Foundation with support of the International Visegrad Fund, in Warsaw, on May 25, 2016. (PDF) Maksym Khylko

After April Violence in Karabakh, Armenia’s Distrust in Russia Keeps Growing

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April deadly skirmishes along the line of conflict in Karabakh, the so-called “four-day war,” highlighted the need for a reinvigorated international mediation effort. Yerevan’s disappointment over Russia’s approach to the Karabakh conflict may explain why Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Shavarsh Kocharyan’s suggested that the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs should perhaps initiate a total arms embargo on all conflicting sides. (PDF) Armen Grigoryan

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