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The Maritime Dimension of the Russian-Ukrainian War

Policy Brief

Security policy challenges in the 21st century

The role of big power politics in Central Europe

Security policy challenges in the 21st century: The role of big power politics in Central Europe

As security is in flux, so the policies of the Central European states and the role they allow the big powers to
play in their development.

The West should lay on the table really tough and painful sanctions. “Russia cannot block our road to NATO”

Moscow is now using the factor of occupation of the territories of Ukraine and Georgia to block their movement to NATO membership. It is worth sending a clear signal to the Kremlin that this strategy will not work.

Russia’s Testing or Bullying?

The most popular question among foreign politicians and journalists is now whether Russia going to openly attack Ukraine, and whether this is preparation for a new war.

Living with insecurity: Ukrainians at times of armed conflict and the pandemic

Ukrainians suffer from quite high levels of human insecurity, especially regarding health, economic, and personal security.

Does Zelenskyy have a strategy for managing the Donbas conflict?

The road to peace in Donbas has not appeared smooth and straightforward, as had been expected by President Zelenskyy and his team. The emphasis on humanitarian issues cannot neglect the security situation on the ground nor the unchanged role of the Kremlin.

In Between vs Belonging, or Why Ukraine Matters

The EU should recognise Ukraine as a European country.

“The Great Reset” by the World Economic Forum

It has become casual to call the COVID-19 pandemic nothing short of world war against invisible enemy and thus to declare war both to its cause and the consequences. And while the rush to find a vaccine is gaining traction, “the brightest minds” are coming together to re-imagine the world that ought to emerge in […]

Eastern European Futures: Four Scenarios for the Eastern Partnership 2030

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.

Security: Eastern Partnership Trends

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.

What’s Putin up to? With Balkan Devlen and Hanna Shelest

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 […]

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