George Gamkrelidze

Security in Europe has seriously deteriorated between the last NATO summits. From Bucharest to Chicago Europe got war in Georgia after which Russia occupied Abkhazia and South Ossetia. From Chicago to Wales Europe got aggression in Ukraine after which Russian occupied Crimea, dropped civilian plane and still leads military intervention in East Ukraine. What does… » read more

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Russian invasion of Crimea has partially demolished European security system, as neither international organizations nor super power states could stop Kremlin on its way. Ukrainian crisis showed that the European states still miss security guarantees and there is not any treaty which can be fully trusted. The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurance of 1994 has… » read more

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Only few could predict that Ukraine’s last minute refusal to sign the Association Agreement with EU at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius on November 28-29, 2013 would have caused such kind of anger and protest in Ukraine. The President Victor Yanukovych, cabinet of ministers and the parliamentary majority – “Party of Regions” felt confident… » read more

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