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Moscow’s dubious peacekeeping proposal

war in donbasThe Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently proposed a deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping force to the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine. The announcement came as a surprise to the international community as it represented a marked change from Putin’s limited support for peacekeepers in the past.

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Bulgarian banker undermines the spirit of the Magnitsky Act

VasilievThe Global Magnitsky Act is one of the shining lights of the American legal system. The law, which was recently updated, allows the United States government to impose restrictions on bad actors in oppressive regimes, including Russia, to punish individuals who violate human rights and profit from corruption.

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The first transnational author

Conrad in 1904 800x1046Both at sea and on land my point of view is English, from which the conclusion should not be drawn that I have become an Englishman. That is not the case. Homo duplex has in my case more than one meaning.

 

– Joseph Conrad in a letter to Kazimierz Waliszewski, December 5th 1903

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Ten things you need to know about Russian military exercises

zapadThe official phase of “Zapad-2017”, the biggest Russian-Belarusian military exercise this year, started today (September 14th). Yet, this event has been analysed by security pundits for months. There were many speculations about how this exercise will change the regional dynamics and security situation. The aim of this article is to put “Zapad-2017” into a larger perspective. How do the Russian armed forces train and what is the purpose of those drills? What has changed since the previous “Zapad” exercise which took place in 2013? What is to watch during “Zapad-2017”?

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Polish encounters

palac kulturyThis piece originally appeared in Issue 5/2017 of New Eastern Europe. Subscribe now.

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    New Eastern Europe's Continuing coverage of the Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government’s decision to put the country’s European integration on hold was met by a spontaneous protest of middle class and students. Three days later the rally organised by political parties attracted the biggest turnout since 2004 Orange revolution events.

     

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