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HORBULIN: ‘OUR MAIN TASK: TO SURVIVE THIS WAR’

Interview with Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies Dr. Volodymyr Horbulin What, In Your Opinion, Do “Frozen” Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space Have in Common? “Frozen” conflicts in the post-Soviet space have become the consequence of exacerbating ethnic and linguistic tensions with the crucial role of the Russian Federation in it. Russian military…

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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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UKRAINE AND TURKEY IN A NEW SECURITY ENVIRONMENT: BRINGING CREDIBILITY TO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Obviously, in the last couple of years the difficulties of making the way through the regional turmoil and facing new challenges brought about a completely new background with the embedded unique opportunities for further deepening of strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey. The question is, however, whether the intensification of bilateral cooperation is a temporary phenomenon that will end up…

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HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING IN CRIMEA: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE?

Human rights situation in Crimea has deteriorated dramatically during the two years of peninsula’s illegal annexation by the Russian Federation. Numerous cases of grave violations of fundamental rights and freedoms of ethnic Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars and civil society activists attract the attention of the international community that looks for a way of ensuring respect for…

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CRIMEA TODAY: TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

The paper analyses some aspects of the situation in and around the Crimea after the two years of its occupation and illegal annexation by the Russian Federation. The first part addresses the situation regarding human rights, especially those of the most vulnerable Crimean Tatar indigenous people and ethnic Ukrainians. It also covers some other negative…

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