Tag: Russia

#Georgia and #SouthOssetia – EU should support International Peace Project

#Georgia and #SouthOssetia – EU should support International Peace Project

| July 19, 2019

The EU has applauded the efforts of a pioneering project which aims to reconcile people in Georgia and South Ossetia, a so-called frozen conflict zone. A source of tension since the break-up of the Soviet Union, South Ossetia hosted a brief war between Russia and Georgia in 2008. Moscow subsequently recognised South Ossetia as an […]

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Human rights breaches in #HongKong, #Russia and at the US-Mexican border

Human rights breaches in #HongKong, #Russia and at the US-Mexican border

| July 18, 2019

On Thursday (18 July), the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Hong Kong, Russia and at the US-Mexican border. Hong Kong The European Parliament calls on the Hong Kong government (HKSAR) to withdraw the proposed and highly controversial amendments to its extradition law, which has caused people in […]

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#Russia – Military posture in the Arctic: Managing hard power in a ‘low tension’ environment

#Russia – Military posture in the Arctic: Managing hard power in a ‘low tension’ environment

| July 2, 2019

This paper focuses on Russia’s military posture in the Russian Arctic. It seeks to demystify Moscow’s military build-up in the region: it explains that if Moscow is indeed militarizing the Russian Arctic, the military build-up and the Kremlin’s intentions are, at least for now, defensive in nature. Download PDF (opens in new window) Mathieu Boulègue […]

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Understanding Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s foreign policy priorities for Ukraine

Understanding Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s foreign policy priorities for Ukraine

| June 28, 2019

The new president will continue a pro-Europe orientation but shift many of the details of Kyiv’s international engagement. Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @matboulegue LinkedIn Leo Litra Senior Research Fellow, New Europe Center Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s priority is domestic, not foreign policy, so his approach to international relations is only starting […]

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Protecting #FreeSpeech in a post-truth world

Protecting #FreeSpeech in a post-truth world

| June 27, 2019

“What is the cost of lies?” asks Valery Legasov, the Soviet nuclear physicist at the heart of the hit HBO series ‘Chernobyl’. “It’s not that we will mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.” That warning is both […]

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Will #Eurasian continent shape future of the world?

Will #Eurasian continent shape future of the world?

| June 13, 2019

On 6-8 June, the former Russian imperial capital, Saint Petersburg, turned into one of the world’s political and economic centres. Politicians, businessmen, analysts and journalists from 145 countries gathered there in a rebuttal of the myth that Russia and Vladimir Putin have been isolated by the international community, writes James Wilson. The Saint Petersburg Economic Forum […]

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Address #Russia rule-breaking

Address #Russia rule-breaking

| June 13, 2019

What can the West do to keep Russia in check, when the country’s state policy is fundamentally at odds with the rules-based international order and when the Kremlin has every intention of continuing to act as a disruptive force? James Nixey Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @jamesnixey The Kremlin famously demands ‘respect’ from […]

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