Security Challenges and Rule of Law: Ukraine’s Experience and Perspectives During the Italian OSCE Chairmanship

Food for thought paper presented on behalf of the East European Security Research Initiative Foundation at the OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference 2017 (Vienna, 5-6 December 2017) and disseminated within the margins of the OSCE Ministerial meeting (Vienna, 7-8 December 2017). (PDF) Oleksandr Tytarchuk, Maksym Khylko  

Human Security and Security Sector Reform in Georgia: A Critical Reflection

Georgian governments have successfully incorporated the aspects of human security in their strategies of conflict resolution, however, their practical implementation remains limited in scope. Democratic oversight of military, security and police forces has also increased recently. Overall, however, the “humanization” of Georgia’s Security Sector remains a work in progress and social, economic, political and even physical security of country’s citizens remains under threat. (PDF) Bidzina Lebanidze

Безпека людини і реформування безпекового сектору Грузії: критичний погляд

Уряди Грузії успішно інкорпорували питання безпеки людини до стратегій конфліктного врегулювання, але їх практична реалізація залишається обмеженою. Внаслідок нещодавніх реформ, було підвищено рівень демократичного нагляду за збройними силами, силами безпеки та правоохоронними органами. В цілому, однак, «гуманізація» грузинського безпекового сектору все ще триває, а економічна, політична й навіть фізична безпека громадян Грузії залишається під загрозою. (PDF) Бідзіна Лебанідзе

The Case for Providing Lethal Military Aid to Ukraine

The Trump administration’s recent signals about revisiting President Obama’s decision not to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine should be considered in the context of a renewed system of U.S.-Russia relations. This “reconfiguration” is being played in and around Ukraine, and it includes a combination of intimidation and threats, as well as barter proposals tabled by both parties. (PDF) Oleksandr Tytarchuk

Security Options for the Eastern Europe

Presentation of statement delivered by Dr. Olena Khylko, Associate Professor, the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, at the Eastern Europe Initiatives Congress, discussion panel “Grey security zone in Eastern Europe”, held on September 25, 2017, in Lublin, Poland. (PDF) Olena Khylko

A Need for More Balanced and Accountable Defence Institution Building in the Current International Security Setting

Paper “A Need for More Balanced and Accountable Defence Institution Building in the Current International Security Setting” by Armen Grigoryan, published in “Harnessing Regional Stability in the South Caucasus: The Role and Prospects of Defence Institution Building in the Current Strategic Context” (pp. 43-47) following the 15th Workshop of the PfP Consortium Study Group. (PDF) Armen Grigoryan