Putin’s Russia: Kremlin’s goal No. 1 and What is Kremlin actually capable of?

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Marius Laurinavičius explores the theory and practice of Russian foreign policy as well as the Kremlin’s capabilities to undermine the EU and NATO, and bring the world back to the times of international power balance. (PDF) Marius Laurinavičius

Recommendations for Combating Russian Propaganda

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A set of recommendations for combating Russian propaganda in the European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries, which has been distributed among the Members of the European Parliament and the EU officials with regard to the European Council conclusions of 20 March 2015 calling for preparation of an action plan to counter Russia’s disinformation campaigns. (PDF) Oleg Panfilov, Maksym Khylko

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

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

Ризький саміт: наслідки для Східного партнерства

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Ризький саміт Східного партнерства відбувся на тлі традиційно високих очікувань і, як наслідок, певних розчарувань. Чи були виправданими надії східних сусідів ЄС, і чи такими вже слабкими є насправді результати саміту; якими будуть їх наслідки для майбутнього Східного партнерства, що постало перед низкою викликів – аналізу цих питань присвячений даний матеріал. (PDF)