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MACRO-REGIONAL STRATEGIES IN THE EU

The article is dedicated to the issue of the EU macro-regional strategies, first of all the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), in a contrast to the classical transborder cooperation. The author pays special attention to the Ukrainian participation in the EUSDR, challenges and opportunities it presents for regional development, involvement in the EU…

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FROM “EUROPE OF THE REGIONS” TO “THE REGIONS OF EUROPE”: DOES FRAGMENTATION IN THE BLACK SEA REGION MAKE THE EU SAFER?

European integration faces internal resistance at least for the past decade. Accompanied by a tremendous external pressure – from illegal flow of migrants to direct and indirect destructive “arrows” from the side of Russia (especially after 2013), the European political space found itself directly threatened by fragmentation. Analysing the case of the Black Sea region…

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FUTURE OF NATO IN LIGHT OF TRANSATLANTIC CRISIS

Today, relations between the US and major European powers are still strained, and their hottest points are currently attributed to the “inadequate Trump policy”. It is not so obvious as it seems, because even during the presidency of Obama one could overview the disagreements between the partners. These were covert disagreements, which the parties tried…

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POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION IN THE BALKANS

In the 2000s, Russia tried in the ex-Soviet space to replicate the same arguments (and tactics) of relativising international law that the West/NATO used in order to justify their own intervention in the ex-Yugoslav space back in the 1990s. This strategy of so-called ‘mimicry’ manifests by changing the meanings of international norms based on one’s…

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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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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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