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

Riga Summit: Implications for the Eastern Partnership

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The Riga Eastern Partnership summit was held against the backdrop of traditionally high expectations, and consequently – certain disappointments. This piece analyses the relevancy of the eastern neighbors’ expectations; the validity of skeptical estimations of the summit results; and the implications of summit outcomes for the future of the Eastern Partnership that faces a number of challenges. (PDF) Olena Khylko

The Eastern Partnership Project: Can Democracy and Security Concerns Be Reconciled at a New Stage?

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This Policy brief explores the advantages and failures of the Eastern Partnership and outlines the main challenging tasks for the EU at next stage of EaP project in general and regarding Belarus and Ukraine in particular. (PDF) The document was prepared by our partners from the “Charter’97 Foundation” (Belarus) in the framework of “The Answer to the Eurasian Challenge for Eastern Europe” project, supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

Baltic Security: Russia’s Threats, NATO’s Capabilities and the “Belarus Factor”

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A selection of experts from Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine commented on the current issues of the Baltic states security, including the threats of Russia’s hybrid and conventional aggression, NATO’s capabilities to secure the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of the Baltic states, and possible role of the “Belarus factor”, given its close military cooperation with Russia. (PDF)