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In 2009, the European Union and six of its Eastern neighbours launched the Eastern Partnership (EaP) with the stated aim of “building a common area of shared democracy, prosperity, stability and increased cooperation.” A decade on, however, progress has been mixed.
Despite three decades of independence, the Eastern Partnership countries are still plagued by insecurity, driven by political weakness due to authoritarian rule or incomplete democracy, external pressure, largely from Russia, and due to unresolved or frozen conflicts.
In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Senior Fellow Balkan Devlen was joined by Dr. Hanna Shelest, Editor-in-Chief of Ukraine Analytica and one of Ukraine’s sharpest analysts of international affairs. The two discuss last week’s announcement of sweeping changes to Russia’s constitution and their potential implications. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Shelest weighs in […]
After the 2019 presidential elections in Ukraine, new efforts to reset negotiations regarding Donbas conflict resolution have been taking place. The main problem of the current state of affairs lies in the field of different approaches towards the negotiations demonstrated by Russia, on the one hand, and Ukraine, on the other. Intensification of attempts to […]
Hanna Shelest reflects on the opportunities and challenges facing the new leadership of Ukraine.
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 […]
NATO has expelled 7 diplomats from Russia’s mission to the alliance and block the appointment of 3 others earlier in March 2018. Ivan Us, an associate expert in the field of international economy at Ukrainian Prism Foreign Policy Council, joined UATV to discuss it in more detail.
Despite the differences in the positions on foreign policy priorities among the countries of the Visegrad Group the experience of the last three
years clearly shows solidarity in the issue of assistance to Ukraine
The defence sector was a low priority in the political competition as it provided little political, economic and reputational incentives
Video report from the round table in Yerevan, Armenia, on 14th of June 2017
In the sphere of defence and security, propaganda can aim strategic communication, but more often, it aims to bring fear, and in this meaning, it can be considered as a part of the so-called hybrid warfare.