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Perceptions Matter: How the West Sees the Elections Results

After the presidential and parliamentary elections, Ukraine is believed to have obtained a historic chance to push forward the much-awaited reforms. Ukraine’s Western partners have continuously expressed their expectations that a strong mandate that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Servant of the People party have received will be translated into palpable and resolute reforms. Zelenskyy’s seemingly sincere resolve and […]

NEW GENERATION POLITICS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR DEMOCRACY

New generation politics is getting trendy in Ukraine. The chances of Ukraine to become successful and to ensure irreversibility of democratic development of the country are assessed through the lens of the capabilities and political will of the new Ukrainian leadership. At the same time, there is ground for concerns caused by lack of cohesion […]

Eastern Partnership 2030 Trends

T his report outlines major trends that over the course of the next decade will shape the future of Eastern Partnership (EaP) region, to be understood as six individual countries and as a policy framework of the European Union. The authors of the report have focused particularly on those trends that are common for all […]

Ukraine’s place in the geopolitical puzzle is shifting. That was the point.

Euphoria surrounding the recent prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia is all but unjustified. Ukraine managed to bring home the most well-known among its citizens detained in Russia and Crimea, which is undoubtedly a good thing. Moreover, the swap has brought hope that the conflict might finally end. But the jubilation should not eclipse the […]

Conference “Ukraine and Georgia: way to de-occupation of its territories” took place in Budapest

On 20 March 2019 the conference “Ukraine and Georgia: way to de-occupation of its territories”, the second in a row of events in the framework of the international platform “Friends of de-occupation of Crimea” initiated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, took place in Budapest. The event was co-organized by the Embassies of Ukraine and […]

The Azov Crisis Explained: an interview with security expert Hanna Shelest

On November 25, Russia opened fire on three Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait and then seized them. Ukraine blamed Russia of military aggression and violation of both international law and bilateral agreements. On the next day, it announced martial law for 30 days in 10 Ukrainian regions. UkraineWorld asked Hanna Shelest, editor-in-chief of UA: […]

TEN-POINT MEMO ON THE REVISED EASTERN PARTNERSHIP MULTILATERAL ARCHITECTURE

In March 2018, the EEAS and the European Commission officially relaunched multilateral architecture of the Eastern Partnership, following the results of the 5th Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels. Having endorsed “20 Deliverables for 2020” as a key roadmap for development of the region, the EU took a first major step in making the new EaP […]

EAP–EU ECONOMIC INTEGRATION: WHAT IS NEXT?

Economic cooperation was set as one of the Eastern Partnership key priorities. The basic alternative for further development of economic cooperation within the EaP and between the EaP and the EU is a two-step integration: Establishment of the Neighbourhood Economic Community of the Association Agreement signatory states; creation of the Common Economic Space of NEC […]

Ukraine-China after 2014: a new chapter in the relationship

In recent years, we have been witnessing significant changes in the foreign policy strategy of PRC, the interests of which are reaching far beyond the Asia-Pacific region. For instance, the One Belt, One Road global initiative encompasses more than 70 countries. Beijing is showing interest in Central Asia and Western Europe, the Balkan and Baltic […]

Ukraine: Disinformation Resilience Index

Introduction Historically, Ukraine and Russia have been close neighbouring states. Moreover, for the largest part of their histories, Ukraine has been dominated by Russia and its predecessors. Ukrainian attempts to withdraw from the sphere of Russian influence have been rejected by Russia. Furthermore, during the period of its greatest domination, Russia attempted to control Ukraine […]

Slovakia: Disinformation Resilience Index

Introduction Slovakia is a landlocked Central European country that got its independence after the peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993. Since then, despite being under communist rule and a member of the Eastern Bloc for more than four decades until 1989, the country has reversed its political course completely by becoming a democracy, a member […]

Romania: Disinformation Resilience Index

Introduction Against the current geopolitical backdrop marked by heightened tensions between the Euro-Atlantic community and Russia, both Romania and Russia have been looking at each other with suspicion. Romania’s participation in the EU and NATO has meant aligning Bucharest’s foreign policy options with its Western partners, which often collides with Russia’s interests in the region. […]

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