A trilogy of handbooks, the edited volumes on progress towards good governance in Eastern Europe, and the five unresolved conflicts of the post-Soviet space

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Joint press release following the 8th Association Council meeting between the EU and Ukraine

On 5 September 2022, the European Union and Ukraine held the 8th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council in Brussels.   The Association Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the unprovoked and unjustified…

2021 Association Implementation Report for Ukraine

Ahead of the EU-Ukraine Association Council planned to take place on 5 September, the European Union today published…


Putin enters the Hitler category

Until now Hitler has been branded as the most extreme incarnation of evil, to the point that he has remained in the history books only, and not heard of in comparisons with any other living personality. That now changes with Putin.

Putin’s evil war

Putin’s comprehensive invasion of Ukraine across its north, east and south borders and inland rocket attacks started early in the morning of Thursday 24 February 2022.   His speech to justify the invasion invoked the objectives of demilitarization…


Will the European Political Community actually be useful?

On 6 October 2022 there will be an inaugural EU meeting at summit level, with the EU’s close neighbours also invited, to debate security and stability as part of a budding European Political Community (EPC), as proposed by President Macron with support…

Understanding Russia’s perception of international agency in the context of the war against Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has dominated international politics in 2022 and this looks likely to continue for the foreseeable future. But how did we get to this point in the first place? The core argument presented here is that Russian foreign policy…


Joint press release following the 8th Association Council meeting between the EU and Ukraine

Armenia and Karabakh should be ready for new escalations by Azerbaijan

The EU membership for Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia: Enlargement from the Western Balkans to the Eastern Partnership

The de-oligarchization of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia: the EU condition for advancing the European perspective,

EU sanctions and Russia's energy weapon - solidarity versus fragmentation

2021 Association Implementation Report for Ukraine