Human Security and Security Sector Reform in Eastern Europe

International round table “Human Security and Security Sector Reform in Eastern Europe” will be held on June 8, 2017, from 10.00 to 14.20, in “Rus” Hotel (4 Hospitalna str., Kyiv). The round table is co-organized by the Regional Office of Friedrich Ebert Foundation to Ukraine and Belarus (http://www.fes.kiev.ua) and the East European Security Research Initiative Foundation (http://eesri.org).

Безпека людини в контексті реформування безпекового сектору країн Східної Європи

Міжнародний круглий стіл «Питання безпеки людини в контексті реформування безпекового сектору країн Східної Європи» відбудеться 8 червня 2017 р. з 10.00 до 14.20, за адресою: м. Київ, вул. Госпітальна, 4, Готель «Русь», зал «Венеція».

EU-Armenia Agreement on Visas Issuance Facilitation: Third Monitoring Report

Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC) with support of the Open Society Foundations-Armenia published the 3rd National Monitoring Report of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia on the Facilitation of the Issuance of Visas. (PDF) Stepan Grigoryan, Nikolay Israyelyan

Attitudes towards European Integration in EaP States: Significance of Elites’ Commitment

The paper examines how the cooperation with the EU has been influencing public sector, legal and economic reforms in EU’s Eastern neighbourhood by means of engaging the local political elites. The developments in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as the situation in Armenia, regarding the perspective for its further participation in the Eastern Partnership, are reviewed. (PDF) Armen Grigoryan

Armenia-Iran vs. Azerbaijan-Israel: Where is Russia?

The South Caucasus region has been seeing polarization as Armenia-Iran vs. Azerbaijan-Israel. The visits by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to Baku, Azerbaijan, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Yerevan, Armenia in December, 2016 are indicative of the polarization. Where is Russia, the elephant in the room? What are the implications of the polarization for Russia? (PDF) Rahim Rahimov

Dodon’s visit to Transnistria: Russian-Backed Model for Protracted Conflicts Settlement?

It is highly unlikely that Russia will allow Transnistria again back into Moldova even if the latter accepts closer cooperation with Russia and/or integration with Russia-led organizations. However, Dodon’s policy towards Transnistria could be considered in Moscow as a favourable model for other protracted conflicts settlement. (PDF) Rusif Huseynov