As once again became clear from the recent events in the Kerch Strait and their aftermath, relations between Russia and Ukraine are changing from bad to worse. So what can these changes possibly result in?
"Just the fact that we started to debate if Russia belongs in Europe over again indicates that we are back in Europe"
On November 23 a roundtable discussion “Go, Russia. But where to? To Europe or out of it?” took place in St. Petersburg. Prominent Moscow and St. Petersburg experts in international relations, social philosophy, history, political science and geography took part in it. Here are key conclusions written down by Nickolay Petrov, member of the European Dialogue Expert Group over the course of the debate
A state based on a rule of law. How is this idea seen by the public and how does it translate into real political actions
On February 27, 2018, the third anniversary of assassination of Boris Nemtsov, prominent Russian politician, social activist and true citizen, Sakharov centre in Moscow hosted a scientific conference on matters of building a state governed by the rule of law in Russia. Leading Russian legal experts, historians, sociologists, liberal politicians and social activists reviewed a number of key aspects related to the future of the rule of law in Russia. Lev Gudkov, doctor of philosophy and head of Levada centre looked into how the idea of a law-based state is interpreted by public opinion and translates into real politics
Political situation that developed in the east of Ukraine in 2014-2015 spurred a lot of changes both in that area and all over the country. Igor Semivolos, political analyst and executive director, Center for Middle East Studies is looking into the significance and speed of this change in an attempt to assess its overall impact upon the country
On November 23 St. the European University of St.Petersburg is hosting a roundtable discussion within the framework of The European Russia series of talks, organised by the European Dialogue Expert Group with support from Konrad Adenauer Foundation Russia
On Friday, November 23rd, Blagosphere centre will host an open interview with Irina Prokhorova, editor-in-chief of Novoye Literaturnoye obozreniye publishing house. This is another talk in a series of open interviews under From the European Point of View project, which is organised by the European Dialogue Expert Group with support from Konrad Adenauer Foundation Russia
We have already written about the balance of power in Ukraine on the verge of elections. Last week our analysts looked into what could happen right after the elections and during the fight for the Parliament. We have come up with four scenarios
The European Dialogue Expert Group is working on a book on liberalism and idea of freedom in XXI century. Over the course of this year leading economists, political and social scientists have been discussing processes which are unfolding in liberal states as well as challenges faced by them. Please find below one chapter from this book describing the crisis of liberal democracy.
Our Ukraine Today issue focuses on the upcoming presidential elections. We tried to find answers to four questions: 1. What chances does Petro Poroshenko stand to win the elections, 2) Can Donetsk elites make there way back to political stage and take a revenge, 3) What kind of games local oligarchs are likely to play, 4) Who of the candidates has been introduced to the international audience and has a better international image?
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