Policy Memos by Arkady Moshes

Arkady Moshes 04-17-2013

Since Vladimir Putin’s return as Russian president, Ukraine has been a target of Moscow’s attempts to have it accede to the Eurasian Customs Union. The Ukrainian opposition and national-minded analysts have expressed concerns that President Viktor Yanukovych may cede...

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Arkady Moshes 10-23-2012

Since the election of Viktor Yanukovych as Ukraine’s president in February 2010, the country has been drifting away from the democratic advances it had earlier achieved. The jailing of former prime minister...

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Arkady Moshes 07-23-2012

Since the December 2010 presidential elections in Belarus, the level of drama permeating the country has been on the rise. There have been arrests and trials of prominent opposition figures, the rise...

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Arkady Moshes 07-23-2012

Most observers agree that in the latter half of the past decade, the EU-Russian relationship lacked substance, despite official parlance characterizing it as a “strategic partnership.” True, Russian...

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Arkady Moshes 07-23-2012

Since 2008, Ukraine’s status as an “in-between” state has solidified. On the one hand, the country has indicated little willingness to accede to Russian-centered schemes of post-Soviet reintegration,...

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Arkady Moshes 07-23-2012

In June 2009, a crisis developed in Russian-Belarusian relations, triggered by the Belarusian leadership’s refusal to accept payment in rubles of a promised $500 million Russian credit. It was...

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Arkady Moshes 07-23-2012

There is little doubt that the August 2008 crisis in Georgia affected relations between Russia and Ukraine. At the time, a number of analysts voiced serious concerns that Ukraine would be the next addressee of Russia’s growing...

Arkady Moshes 07-23-2012

The results of the constitutional referendum in Belarus that cleared the way for prolonging the rule of the country’s current leader, Alexander Lukashenko, after 2006 when his present term in office will expire...

Arkady Moshes 07-23-2012

At the beginning of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s second term, the analytical community was full of expectations that Moscow’s policy toward its post-Soviet neighbors would become more assertive. Inside...

Arkady Moshes 07-23-2012

In the aftermath of the April 2008 North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, there is a need to conceptually rethink the Euro-Atlantic agenda in post-Soviet Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. The...

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Director,The EU Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia Programme
Finnish Institute of International Affairs