December 24, 2017 - New Eastern Europe
December 1, 2017 - Taras Kuzio
December 1, 2017 - Łukasz Jasina
October 4, 2017 - Charles Gati
For the last two weeks, numerous statements have been made about the possible United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission to Ukraine. While the idea is not new – the first request was made by Ukraine in February 2015 and later sent to the UN – only with the Russian President’s statement about the possibility to deploy a mission, public and media attention were caught by the issue.
October 2, 2017 - Hanna Shelest
In this episode In between Europe discuss the Visegrad Four cooperation, its past, present, and future with Wojciech Przybylski, the editor in chief of Visegrad Insight and chairman of Res Publica Nowa. The V4 group, which includes Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, has received much attention since the European migration crisis broke out in 2015. This attention might have overshadowed the fact that Visegrad has often found it hard to stake out common positions and that its role, in the future multi-speed Europe, could be upended even more.
September 29, 2017 - Zselyke Csaky and Gergely Romsics
The 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”?
September 14, 2017 - Dominik P. Jankowski
Russia’s Post-Soviet Wars
The undeclared Russian onslaught on Ukraine commenced in late 2013. The EuroMaidan revolution held in Kyiv in the dead of the 2013/14 winter showed the determination of the Ukrainians to join the Euro-Atlantic structures. The discredited Viktor Yanukovych’s government that ordered the use of live ammunition and snipers against the peaceful protesters fled (with whatever they could grab of their amassed kleptocratic fortunes) to their pay and task master in Moscow. In the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war 11,000 to 15,000 people have been killed by mid-2017 and 1.6 million have left the warzone as internal or international refugees. To this number 50,000 refugees from Russia-occupied Crimea must be added.
September 8, 2017 - Tomasz Kamusella