The rising accommodative narrative (very popular among some European business circles, armchair punditry and radical parties) of the 2014 pseudo-referendum on Crimea is mistaken.
The sides fighting in Eastern Ukraine have proven that they can immediately halt hostilities if there is the will, but there are all the preconditions for the war to drag on for a long time if the will is not there, Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug says.
High costs will force Russia to pay Ukraine to take Crimea back ten years from now.
Russian military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer says that the opinion differences between the West and Russia are insurmountable.
Moscow’s attack on Ukraine and annexation of Crimea has not only intensified existing feelings of mutual solidarity within Eastern Europe. It has also brought Turkey into the East European game.
General Hans-Lothar Domrose, Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, in an interview with Defence Matters.
Eight years have passed since the Russia-Georgia war. Russia and the world have been distracted by the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, meanwhile Georgia continues to relentlessly move towards EU and NATO membership.
Lilia Shevtsova thinks that the clash between the West and Russia will continue until the Russian system is transformed and will find other ways to legitimize its existence.
NATO leaders intended the Alliance’s Trident Juncture military exercises, in part, to send a message to Russia that they would not hesitate to defend allied territory.
Time for daring in an age of ambivalence: Making the case for NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine
Is it the right time for NATO at its forthcoming Summit in Warsaw on 8-9 July 2016 to invite Georgia and Ukraine into its ranks?
Montenegro is on the path for NATO accession
Russia’s politicians are not suicidal, they do not wish to die in a nuclear war, which is why war between NATO and Russia is not possible, Latvian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Bērziņš said in an interview.
A short interview with Aurel Braun, Visiting Professor of Government at the Harvard University