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#CouncilOfEurope criticized over resolution on voting and credentials

#CouncilOfEurope criticized over resolution on voting and credentials

| July 16, 2019

Amidst controversy over the restoration of Russia’s voting rights at the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) in late June, seven delegations left the meeting in Strasbourg in protest of a resolution aiming to adjust the human rights body’s decision-making process over voting and credentials. “The unconditional restoration of the Russian Delegation’s rights without the […]

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#MinskAgreements rest on incompatible views of sovereignty

#MinskAgreements rest on incompatible views of sovereignty

| July 15, 2019

Implementing the agreements to end the war in eastern Ukraine means that either Ukraine’s view must prevail, or Russia’s view must prevail. Western governments should be unequivocal in their defence of Ukraine’s. Duncan AllanAssociate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House A person with passports of the Luhansk People’s Republic and Ukraine enters a centre […]

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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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