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
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?
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
It’s not just about the institutions. Why you should not expect any economic breakthroughs from the countries of Eastern Partnership
In October Higher School of Economics, Yegor Gaidar Foundation, and Polish Center of Eastern Research held a round table discussion “Internal and external aspects of regional politics. A view both from Poland and Russia”. The European Dialogue Expert Group supported the round table and asked Ivan Lubimov, RANEPA, researcher, who participated in this discussion from Russia to share his views on what influences catching-up economies in the long run
The European Dialogue Expert Group monitors and prepares quarterly updates on the economic situation in Ukraine, a country which openly declared its adherence to the vector of European development. Today’s analysis looks into economic trends and events that are unfolding in the country
Traditionally summer in Ukraine is a politically quiet period. However, this year it is different. Finally, political heavyweight, the incumbent president has joined the presidential race and almost right away regained his second from the top position in the polls. Julia Timoshenko keeps the lead and openly declares her confidence in the future victory, but the overall situation is far from being that clear. Vladimir Putin’s compadre, Victor Medvedchuk is now among those who claim the remaining votes of the Party of Regions, a move that threatens to split the pro-Moscow opposition to the current authorities
As part of a larger international research project European Dialogue Expert Group and Konrad Adenauer Foundation study populism, a phenomenon widely seen both in Europe and Russia. Russian and European experts summarised the results of these studies in a book “Populism as a Common Challenge” which was published early in 2018. The European Dialogue Expert Group presents a chapter from the book, in which Alexander Kynev, political scientist from the Higher School of Economics, picks examples from the Russian elections to illustrate the entire range of populist techniques and their evolution in Russia.
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