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Marlene Laruelle 13 Dec 2019
(Springer) (Co-authored by Sergei Samoilenko) This chapter examines character assassination as a set of strategies used by conflicting parties in international affairs. Specifically, it views character assassination as strategic communication embedded in the context of political standoff. Mass media manufacture political conflicts by incorporating character assassination into their...
PONARS Eurasia 13 Dec 2019
(Mirror Spectator) Statements were issued and news appeared which indicated that the ministers had been spinning their wheels, as usual. The ministers have made contradictory statements while the OSCE statement has tried to paper over the differences, counting among their contributions to the parties prisoner exchanges, journalists’ visits between the two countries, the relaxation of...
Arkady Moshes 12 Dec 2019
(LSE) (Co-authored with Ryhor Nizhnikau) While most recent attention has been drawn to the diplomatic effort to achieve progress in the conflict resolution in Ukraine’s Donbas, which culminated in the summit of the Normandy Four earlier this week, the process of internal change in the country has somewhat slipped out of focus. It might be high time to bring the issue back into the limelight....
Arkady Moshes 12 Dec 2019
(FIIA) The French-German-Russian-Ukrainian top-level encounter could not and did not deliver a prospect of resolving the conflict in Donbas, but the limits of the possible are now clearer. No certainty, but the “draw” may push the parties closer to a sustainable ceasefire. In 2019, Russia’s European diplomacy went from one achievement to another. In June, Russia was invited to return to the...
Tags: Moshes, Donbas
Kornely Kakachia 10 Dec 2019
(Carnegie Europe) (Co-authored with Bidzina Lebanidze) The EU should help Georgia overcome its latest political crisis and in that way invest in the further democratization and stability of the wider region. It’s a repetition Georgia could do without. This strategically important country in the Caucasus has been beset by yet another political crisis. This time, the catalyst was the government’s...
Pavel Baev 10 Dec 2019
(EDM) After the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) contentious jubilee summit in London last week (December 3–4) (see EDM, December 2), the fulcrum of European politics has shifted to two different summits, in which President Vladimir Putin was supposed to perform foremost roles. The first one took place in Sochi, on December 7, with Putin and Belarusian President Alyaksandr...
Tags: Baev, Russia, NATO

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