Yerevan Electricity Protests Reach Climax

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Protesters in Armenia deny any political agenda, and political parties abstain from attempts to lead the protest movement, but Russian politicians and media comment ‘ElectricYerevan’ protests with conspiracy-laden messages, linking the protests to the U.S. and Ukraine. (PDF) Armen Grigoryan This piece was originally published by the Jamestown Foundation in the Eurasia Daily Monitor Vol.12 issue 121, June 29, 2015, and reprinted here with permission of the author.

Turkey-Armenia Relations after Turkey’s Elections

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The outcome of Turkey’s recent parliamentary elections may partly reduce tensions in relations with Armenia, stopping the mounting hostile rhetoric of recent months. A normalization of bilateral relations should not be expected at this stage, but the trend of increasing cooperation in the humanitarian area, and in culture, tourism, and the media in recent years will likely continue. At the same time, some policies may need to be reassessed in consideration of regional security risks. (PDF) Armen Grigoryan

Involvement of NATO, EU and OSCE in settling the Russia-Ukraine conflict

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Statement delivered by Mr. Oleksandr Tytarchuk on behalf of the Board of Coordinators of the East European Security Research Initiative (EESRI) at the Advanced Research Workshop “Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Conflict Management: NATO, OSCE, EU and Civil Society.” Panel V. Identification of the lessons learned and best practices. Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 10 June 2015. (PDF) Oleksandr Tytarchuk, Maksym Khylko

Possible implications of Kyiv’s Decision to Ban the Transit of Russian Troops

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The decision taken by Ukrainian Parliament on 21 May 2015 to denounce military cooperation’s agreements with the Russian Federation will determine the future reconfiguration of peacekeeping arrangements in the Transnistrian region. Under given conditions, the Ukrainian authorities are facing the need for developing clear policy regarding further involvement in maintaining security on the Nistru (Dniester) river. (PDF) Alexandru Postica

Poland after Presidential Election: No Major Changes in Foreign Policy

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Andrzej Duda has claimed a victory over incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski in Sunday’s presidential election in Poland. His success marks a shift in Polish internal politics, but when it comes to foreign policy, one should not expect the revolution. Duda will try to review relations with Germany, seek closer ties with the United States, stay firm on Russia, and play more active role in settling the conflict in Ukraine. (PDF) Daniel Szeligowski