Tag: Russia

What do the #Moscow protests mean for #MayorSobyanin?

What do the #Moscow protests mean for #MayorSobyanin?

| August 9, 2019

These are trying times for Russian president Vladimir Putin. After years of grimly bearing the reports of economic stagnation and political repression, the people of Russia have taken to the streets by the thousands. While the scale of the ongoing demonstrations is still smaller than during the last bout of popular anger in 2011/2012, they […]

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Statement by #NATO on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

Statement by #NATO on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

| August 2, 2019

Russia today (2 August) remains in violation of the INF Treaty, despite years of US and Allied engagement, including a final opportunity over six months to honour its Treaty obligations. As a result, the United States decision to withdraw from the Treaty, a decision fully supported by NATO Allies, is now taking effect. Russia bears […]

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#UNESCO – Economy of Heritage

#UNESCO – Economy of Heritage

| July 25, 2019

The 43rd session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Baku chaired by Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev ended on July 10. Delegations from 21 Member States that constitute the World Heritage Committee as well as observers from States Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972) participated […]

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#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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