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How to Achieve Peace in Eastern Europe

Today, the future of European nations is at stake in eastern Ukraine. If not effectively addressed, the Ukrainian crisis will pose the biggest threat the EU’s member states have experienced since 1945.

By Mikhail Minakov

What’s next? Hungarian foreign policy after Putin’s visit

Putin’s visit to Budapest in February 2015 was his first bilateral meeting in an EU and NATO member country since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. By inviting him Budapest has broken Europe’s tacit agreement on a united Russia policy, and is arguing for a normalisation of relations with Russia.

By András Deák

The gravitational pull of the Soviet Union

While Russia is redrawing the European map, Ukraine needs to move forward: A hybrid war cannot be ended with a hybrid peace and an economic crisis cannot be overcome with hybrid reforms. Changes have to be fast and radical.

By Svitlana Zalishchuk

International Conference: Ukraine, Russia and the EU

One year after the annexation of Crimea, European and US experts analysed and discussed Europe’s response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. The conference documentation offers articles, recordings and photos.

Hannah Arendt, Putin and Today’s Russia

Hannah Arendt would have found a lot to dislike about today’s Russia. But she would have loved Pussy Riot. An excerpt from the lecture of Ralf Fücks upon the occasion of the 2014 Hannah Arendt Prize.

By Ralf Fücks

The Real Front Line in Ukraine

The most important change underway in Ukraine is not in economics or politics. What changed during the Euromaidan is the consciousness of the Ukrainian people.

By Svitlana Zalishchuk

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