Posts Tagged ‘ OSCE ’

Why European Security Works Better Without Russia

Apr 29th, 2014 | By

By Jan Techau April 29, 2014 One of the great red herrings of the Ukraine crisis is the notion that after the end of the Cold War, no European security architecture was created that included Russia and other post-Soviet nations. This is part of the narrative of humiliation and justification that maintains that Russia has…

Can the West Stand Up to Putin?

Apr 28th, 2014 | By

Judy Dempsey April 28, 2014 Before Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its insidious invasion of Eastern Ukraine, the word “West” barely figured in European or American discourse. Russian President Vladimir Putin has revived the term. During the Cold War and its immediate aftermath, the idea of the West stood for the Euro-Atlantic structures of NATO…

Spies, lies and video taken

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

THE Ukrainian drama becomes ever darker. Armed rebels who hold the eastern Ukrainian town of Sloviansk today paraded seven captured European military officers whom they have held since Friday. They were introduced by the self-proclaimed mayor, Vyacheslav Ponomarev. In an extraordinarily dignified performance Colonel Axel Schneider from Germany said: “We are not prisoners of war,…

OSCE Chair meets acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Kozhara, to discuss proposal for support by the Organization

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

MUNICH / BERN, February 1, 2014 – Didier Burkhalter, Swiss Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, met with Leonid Kozhara, acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine, to discuss ways the OSCE could assist Ukraine to overcome the crises. “I could assure Mr Kozhara that the offer of the OSCE to support his country to find a peaceful…

Yanukovych’s Ukraine: Family Greed Fuels National Aspiration – OpEd

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By

By Geopolitical Monitor December 22, 2013 By James Whitman Borys was a successful entrepreneur who built up a business producing grapes and berries by visiting plantations in Italy and California and replicating their production techniques on his own sun-kissed farm above the majestic Dnipro River in southern Ukraine. He worked with small farmers and credit…

Regarding violations by the Republic of Belarus of the OSCE commitments to assist NGOs

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

We consider that the actions taken by the Belarusian authorities in relation to human rights defenders demonstrate disregard of international OSCE commitments of the Republic of Belarus, in particular, these action are in direct contravention of the provisions of the 1991 OSCE Moscow Document (primarily in terms of paragraphs 43.2, 43.3).