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THE GENDER DIMENSION OF CONFLICTS

The article covers the issues of conflict, gender, and – more broadly – a “gender lens” in conflict analysis. It touches upon feminist concepts of peace as well as goes in depth into the gender dimension of security. Applications of the author’s conclusion include the study of the “Russian World” and the role of gender…

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DYNAMICS OF RUSSIAN CONVENTIONAL DETERRENCE: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICAL STRATEGY

This paper analyses the evolution of post-Soviet Russian conceptual and doctrinal visions of conventional deterrence and its current status, prospects and impact on regional and global levels in the framework of Russian strategic military and political thinking. The paper argues that although neglected since the early post-Soviet period, Russian conventional (nonnuclear) deterrence has been revisited…

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THE BLACK SEA SECURITY ARCHITECTURE IN TIMES OF COLLAPSE: THE CASE OF ANNEXED CRIMEA AND MILITARY CHALLENGES FOR THE US, NATO, EU, TURKEY, AND UKRAINE

Once being annexed by Russia, Crimea with the rest of the Black Sea sub-region immediately broke through the front line of the global post-bipolar geopolitics. The author argues that there is an urgent need to re-estimate the traditional input of the key Black Sea actors. This initial reading suggests Russia, as well as NATO, the…

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Russia’s Annexation of Crimea In The Light Of Russian-Ukrainian Agreements on the Black Sea Fleet

This article examines the circumstances of the armed attack; the first stage of the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine aiming and eventually leading to the occupation and annexation of Crimea in February-March 2014. These events are considered against the background of the role of the Russian Federation Black Sea Fleet deployed on…

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GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING THE CONFLICT IN DONBAS

The article focuses on the on-going conflict in the East of Ukraine. Two years after its beginning, it has become a challenge for both national and regional security. By now, it carries the features of the so-called “frozen” conflicts, typical for post-Soviet political space. Managing these conflicts is specifically difficult due to strong impact of…

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MINSK AGREEMENTS IMPLEMENTATION: ART OF IMPOSSIBLE

Hanna Shelest, PhD Editor-in-chief, UA: Ukraine Analytica Dmytro Shulga Director of the European Programmes, International Renaissance Foundation The analysis of the Minsk agreements implementation (a common name for a package of documents adopted in September 2014 and February 2015 aiming to resolve a current crisis in the Eastern region of Ukraine) demonstrates that despite a…

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HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN UKRAINE AS A FACTOR DESTABILIZING DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY OF THE STATE

Since 2014, the Ukrainian state has been suffering from the economic, political and social crisis, which has deepened due to constant warfare conducted by the pro-Russian terrorist groups in the Eastern Ukraine and the Kremlin annexation of the Crimean peninsula. These factors permanently influence the internal political stability of the state and personal security of…

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NO SECURITY WITHOUT VALUES

The article examines interdependence between values and security, as well as the ability of the existing international system and its actors to ensure protection of democratic values and thus security. The article raises questions of need for new international mechanisms for security protection. The problem of competition between state-centrism and human security concepts is examined…

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