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ROMANIA: SECURITY STRATEGIES AND POLICIES AFTER 2014

The general approach to security in Romania went through a process of significant evolution in the last century although the events of 2008 in Georgia and 2014 have accelerated the process of such evolution. Strengthening Trans-Atlantic bonds, perceiving the security situation in the wider Black Sea region as a challenge to Romania’s national security and […]

SECURITY ENVIRONMENT CHANGED: IMPLICATIONS FOR UKRAINE

The year 2014 became a watershed for changes in the security discourse in Ukraine, which resulted both in the adoption of new strategic documents and practical steps for enhancing national security and defence. The article presents the evolution of strategic documents in Ukraine since 2010, underlines the main differences between the National Security Strategies adopted […]

EUROPEAN UNION: SECURITY STRATEGIES AND POLICIES AFTER 2014

The aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine made leaders of the European Union reconsider its relations with Russia, and the key requirement is respect for international law that envisages the restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as to think of the strengthening of its own security policy. In June 2014, the […]

EVOLUTION OF RUSSIAN STRATEGIES AND THEIR APPLICATION – A GAME CHANGER OF THE SECURITY ENVIRONMENT

Russian military aggression against Ukraine in 2014 took place in the situation of autocratic decision-making, to be more precise, this military and political decision was made by one person, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. All procedures and documents legitimizing this decision were adopted post factum in retrospect. Those Russian strategic documents that were in […]

UNITED KINGDOM: SECURITY STRATEGIES AND POLICIES AFTER 2014

Russian aggression against Ukraine was one of the major drivers of the UK security reassessment in 2015, which aimed to put an end to the period of defence spending cuts and openly acknowledged the resurgence of state-based threats. Moreover, the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review introduced a whole range of steps to counter this aggression, […]

The third powers and Ukraine

Introduction For the last four years, Ukrainian foreign policy has been wholly focused on the European and Euro-Atlantic dimensions. This has often negatively influenced its relations with other countries, where it has failed to demonstrate a strategic vision and proactive approach. While cooperation with the US and resistance to Russian aggression have ranked high on […]

The mandate for keeping peace

For the last two weeks, numerous statements have been made about the possible United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission to Ukraine.

The International Neighbourhood Symposium And Its New Home In Odessa

This year’s event held on 13 to 18 June in Odessa embodied the best of what the INS is supposed to be

Armenia in Transition: A turning or a tipping point?

With parliamentary elections in Armenia quickly approaching, a profound period of transition is nearing its apex.

Entangled Triangle: What Will Happen with the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement?

The government has been obliged to submit its proposal on the ratification of the AA to the parliament by 1 November

Who is he: a new Secretary General of the UN?

De facto there is no doubt that Gutteres will be the ninth UN Secretary General.

Ukraine needs greater EU involvement in solving Russia conflict, Ukraine experts say

Questions of Ukraine-EU security cooperation were discussed on 29 September at Prism Security Debates in Kyiv.

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