The EU and Conflict Mitigation in the European Neighborhood

There were six territorial disputes among the EU’s neighbors when the European Neighborhood Policy was launched 12 years ago. None of these has been resolved, and both the Eastern and the Southern neighbors are more unstable and insecure today than they were when the Policy was launched. This article analyses the ENP as a framework for EU involvement in conflict prevention, management and resolution. (PDF) Zuzana Novakova, Roman Petrov

“Ukrainian Conflict”: On the Edge between Hybrid War and Hybrid Peace

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Presentation by Oleksandr Tytarchuk and Maksym Khylko delivered on behalf of the EESRI Foundation at the Fourth IOS Annual Conference “Breaking the Ice of Frozen Conflicts? Understanding Territorial Conflicts in East and Southeast Europe,” held by Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung, in Regensburg, Germany, on June 30 – July 2, 2016. (PDF) Oleksandr Tytarchuk, Maksym Khylko

Future German OSCE Chairmanship in handling Russia-Ukraine conflict: better small steps than no steps

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This article provides an initial overlook on the upcoming German OSCE Chairmanship’s priorities in 2016 in terms of handling the Russia-Ukraine conflict in so-called post-Minsk II environment. Berlin firmly believes that the OSCE is an irreplaceable international institution and the only one practically proved its capabilities in solving above conflict. Nevertheless, it remains unclear, whether Berlin has a kind of strategic emergency planning in case of the Minsk II peace accords failure. (PDF) Oleksandr Tytarchuk

Rethinking conflict transformation and the role of the third party

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Presentation of statement delivered by Mr. Marko Lehti (Tampere Peace Research Institute, University of Tampere, Finland) at the Advanced Research Workshop “Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Conflict Management: NATO, OSCE, EU and Civil Society.” Panel II. Analyzing NATO, OSCE and EU toolbox for conflict management. Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 9 June 2015. (PDF) Marko Lehti

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

Minsk II Agreement: a Tactical Compromise with the Strategic Options Being Open

Although the new Minsk agreement of 12 February is more favorable for Russia than the previous one, it indicates the need for the compromise of all the negotiation parties. Neither Ukraine nor Russia was totally satisfied with the document, but both of them had strong reasons to agree on it. Germany and France had their own considerations to actively promote the agreement, even without being confident in its full implementation. (PDF) Maksym Khylko