Reconciliation between parties in a violent conflict usually depends first of all on an end to the violence. In her contribution to this discussion forum, Oxana...

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Iran, Ukraine, and the Global Nuclear Order

Mariana Budjeryn ・ August 2015

The Iran deal and the Budapest Memorandum have at least two things in common. Firstly, they are both manifestations of the international community’s efforts to...

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The most frequently used label for the current conflict in Eastern Europe, the “Ukraine Crisis,” is doubly misleading. It not only distracts from the predominant...

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Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the head of the LDPR party, envisaged a southern enlargement of the Russian state that would go significantly further than a re-occupation...

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Metaphors of Betrayal

Mykola Riabchuk ・ December 2014

With Russia breathing down its neck, the last thing Kyiv needs is for Paris and Berlin and Washington to create a new axis of complacency that uses the...

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From Borderlands to Bloodlands

Tetiana Zhurzhenko ・ September 2014

While Russia is a driving force behind the separatist movement, a significant portion of the local population actively or passively has supported the Donetsk and...

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Putin’s Endgame

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Gérard Roland ・ September 2014

Putin's objective in Ukraine appears to be destabilization of the new government that emerged from the Euromaidan movement that toppled Yanukovich. The ultimate...

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When George Orwell looked back at the Spanish Civil War, in which he participated as a volunteer, he noted that its outcome was "settled in London, Paris, Rome,...

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