SANCTIONING BELARUS: YES, NO, OR DOES IT MATTER?

By Marylia Hushcha A month ago, a Ryanair civilian plane flying from Athens to Vilnius was forced to land in Minsk when it was flying through Belarus’ airspace. Belarusian authorities arrested two passengers who were on board of the plane: Raman Pratasevich – a blogger and opposition activist and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega. The incident…

Video: Actions and Reactions: Political Crisis in Belarus as Seen from Brussels and Moscow

Panelists: · MAGDA STUMVOLL, Research Fellow and project coordinator at the the Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe; Board member at Ponto · MARYLIA HUSHCHA, Research assistant at the IIP; Board member at Ponto Discussant: · BENNO ZOGG, Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich / Co-Head, Peace & Security Programme, Foraus –…

Russianization of Turkish Foreign Policy? The Bigger Question Behind Nagorno-Karabakh

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Best Frenemies? Russian President Putin and Turkish President Erdoğan Erdoğan’s increasingly assertive foreign policy seems to align more and more with Putin’s grand strategy. So far, the two internationally dissatisfied powers did not face each other directly with diametrical interests. Nagorno-Karabakh could become the game changer. Huntington Revisited “The most obvious and prototypical torn country…

Warum sagen osteuropäische Staaten NEIN zur Istanbul-Konvention?

  Der Slogan dieses Plakats einer bulgarischen Kampagne lautet: “Öffne deine Augen. Eine Kampagne gegen Gewalt an Frauen” Gemäß einer Umfrage der Organisation für Sicherheit und Zusammenarbeit in Europa (OSZE) aus dem Jahr 2018 sind ungefähr 16 Millionen Frauen aus der OSZE-Region Opfer von sexueller Gewalt. Dies zeigt, dass Gewalt gegen Frauen ein akutes Problem…
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