Stanislav Byshok on Hillary Clinton's foreign policy

CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok took part in The Heat talk show on CCTV-America wherein Hillary Clinton's foreign policy was discussed. According to Byshok, if Clinton is elected president of the U.S., it's not easy to predict what her foreign policy would be. She's served for four years as the Secretary of State; and during her term, the world saw the destruction of the Libyan statehood, the Arab Spring which brought about the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and - last not least - ISIS appeared on the stage.

Stanislav Byshok's lecture at Brown University

April 12, 2016, CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok was invited by the Depattment of Slavic Studies to deliver a lecture on Russia-Ukraine relations at Brown University. The lecture was followed by Watson University's Senior Fellow Sergei Khrushchev's comments and a Q&A section. 

Stanislav Byshok: Ideological sources of the civil war in Ukraine

The full text of the speech on the ideological sources of the civil war in Ukraine conducted by CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok at the conference of the Association of Independent Journalists for Peace (Vienna, Austria, May 21-22, 2015).

Neonazis & Euromaidan: From Democracy to Dictatorship» (Неонацисты и Евромайдан - от демократии к диктатуре)
Book «Neonazis & Euromaidan» is available for download

The book "Neonazis & Euromaidan: From Democracy to Dictatorship" about the role of extreme-right groups in Euromaidan became available for download.

Authors: psychologist, political analyst of International Organization for election observation CIS-EMO Stanislav Byshok and political scientist, president of the Public Diplomacy Foundations Alexey Kochetkov.

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"Neonazis & Euromaidan: From Democracy to Dictatorship" is out now

The first study on Ukrainian Euromaidan (2013-2014) and Neonazi gangs participating in that coup d'etat is out now in English. This work describes how Ukrainian nationalist groups have developed since 1991 to present day, with the focus on the history of the parliamentary "Svoboda" (Freedom) party (Social-National Party of Ukraine until 2004) and the non-parliamentary “Right Sector”, and analyses the ideologies, psychologies and methods of political action of these structures.

CIS-EMO says by-elections should be rescheduled due to political situation in Ukraine

The CIS-EMO International Election Monitoring Organization has said that the by-elections to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, in at least two constituencies – No. 223 in Kyiv and No. 94 in Obukhiv (Kyiv region) – should be rescheduled in connection with the current political situation in Ukraine, CIS-EMO Head Alexander Bedritsky said at a press conference hosted by Interfax-Ukraine on December 11.

Доклад Международной организации по наблюдению за выборами CIS-EMO о состоянии избирательной системы Украины
Ukraine Electoral System Situation Report by International Organization for Elections Observation CIS-EMO

The voters of Ukraine ultimately lost an opportunity to have transparent and democratic elections in the foreseeable future. Most of the recommendations of the ODIHR and the Venice Commission regarding changes to the electoral law in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine disregarded. Instead of the required by European Union "quick steps" to upgrade the existing Ukrainian electoral system, the symbiosis of government and opposition performs something quite different – the highest possible inhibition of the reform and persistent attempts to "drag out" any progress.

"Bandera threat" of Russian-Ukrainian relations discussed in Moscow

April 3 was a press conference at the Interfax news agency. Theme of press conference was "New Bandera supporters in Ukrainian politics is a threat to relations with Russia." During the press conference was a presentation of the book "The Illusion of Freedom: Where do the new ukrainian Bandera supporters" by psychologist Stanislav Byshok.

CIS-EMO mission says parliamentary elections in Ukraine legally incomplete

The CIS-EMO International Election Monitoring Organization has expressed concern about the fact that the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has not selected a date for repeated parliamentary elections in five constituencies where conflicts occurred during the 2012 parliamentary elections in Ukraine.

International observers will continue to monitor the electoral process in Ukraine
International observers will continue to monitor the electoral process in Ukraine

The mission of the organization to monitor the elections CIS-EMO has decided to continue to monitor the election process in Ukraine.
"We have decided to continue to monitor, we will not turn off long-term mission in the next few months," - said General Director of CIS-EMO Alexei Kochetkov.
He explained that the observers are going to keep track of the situation in the five constituencies where CEC found it impossible to establish the reliability of the election results. In addition, according to Kochetkov, CIS-EMO can continue to monitor and after the situation in the troubled districts somehow resolved.

CIS-EMO: Violations registered in morning of Rada election day not systematic
CIS-EMO: Violations registered in morning of Rada election day not systematic

The violations of the electoral process registered by observers in the morning of the election day in Ukraine are not systematic in nature, according to the CIS-EMO international observation mission at the elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Lithuania’s illegal actions against the Russian experts

Report "Lithuania’s illegal actions against the Russian experts" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 (27 September 2016, Warsaw, Sofitel-Victoria). Read more about Lithuania’s illegal actions against the Russian experts

Polish Constitutional Court crisis as a threat to the democratic principles of the EU

Конституционный кризис в Польше как угроза демократическим принципам ЕС

Report "Polish Constitutional Court crisis as a threat to the democratic principles of the EU" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 (23 September 2016, Warsaw, Sofitel-Victoria). Read more about Polish Constitutional Court crisis as a threat to the democratic principles of the EU

United Kingdom European Union membership referendum: the main issues

United Kingdom European Union membership referendum: the main issues

Report "United Kingdom European Union membership referendum: the main issues" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 (22 September 2016, Warsaw, Sofitel-Victoria). Read more about United Kingdom European Union membership referendum: the main issues

Stanislav Byshok: Pour l’Europe, mais contre l’Union européenne - nouvelles tendances dans l’Ancien Monde (FRENCH)

The article "For Europe but against the EU: New trends of the Old World" by CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok was published in francophone magazine Sans Frontières (September 2016 issue), of which Mr. Byshok has recently become an editor.  Read more about Stanislav Byshok: Pour l’Europe, mais contre l’Union européenne - nouvelles tendances dans l’Ancien Monde (FRENCH)

Stanislav Byshok: Russia can become a global peacemaker, not a policeman

They say that US foreign policy is very clumsy, stupid, and is based on some unverified data. But the US can afford to, after the 3-year long intervention, say "sorry, something went wrong", and leave the country. And we can't allow that to happen. That's why the Russians have to be smarter and not use numerous military bases, but diplomacy to resolve conflicts Read more about Stanislav Byshok: Russia can become a global peacemaker, not a policeman

NYT: Ukraine’s Unyielding Corruption

Corruption has been pervasive in Ukraine since independence, fed by close-knit ties between politicians and oligarchs and a weak justice system. The protests in 2014 that led to the removal of President Viktor Yanukovych were largely fueled by popular fury at his monumental corruption and abuse of power. Read more about NYT: Ukraine’s Unyielding Corruption

Hillary cheating scandal erupts in Arizona

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been accused of just about every dirty political trick in the books throughout her career — and according to outraged supporters of Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders, her campaign was back at it again yesterday in Arizona. Read more about Hillary cheating scandal erupts in Arizona

The Neocons vs. Donald Trump

There they go again. The neocons who led the George W. Bush administration into Iraq are now touting a fresh crusade to save American democracy — and the Republican Party — from an authoritarian foe: Donald J. Trump. Read more about The Neocons vs. Donald Trump

Stanislav Byshok: The geopolitical process never ends

In relation to Ukraine, the interests of Brussels and Washington in recent years have significantly differed. Ukraine, for Washington, is a guarantee that, firstly, the European ambitions of Russia will be substantially limited, and secondly, the prospect of the creation of the Eurasian continental bloc from Lisbon to Vladivostok remains distant. Read more about Stanislav Byshok: The geopolitical process never ends

Moscow expects OSCE response to expulsion of Stanislav Byshok from France

Moscow expects a response from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to the expulsion of Russian expert Stanislav Byshok from France at the request of Lithuania, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday. Read more about Moscow expects OSCE response to expulsion of Stanislav Byshok from France

Stanislav Byshok: No peace, no war condition in Donbass will persist

In the area of the so-called Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbass, the "no peace, no war" status continue for a long time. This opinion was expressed by Stanislav Byshok, political analyst at the International Monitoring Organization CIS-EMO. Read more about Stanislav Byshok: No peace, no war condition in Donbass will persist

Ukraine Failing to Probe Pro-Russia Protester Deaths, Panel Says (Bloomberg)

Ukrainian authorities are failing to adequately investigate 48 deaths, including of 42 pro-Russian protesters, in the Black Sea port of Odessa in May 2014, according to an international panel set up by the Council of Europe. Read more about Ukraine Failing to Probe Pro-Russia Protester Deaths, Panel Says (Bloomberg)

CIS-EMO expert report on political extremism in Ukraine is available for free download

Radical nationalist sentiments have become the political mainstream supported by Ukraine’s leaders, while the media consistently form a negative image of not only Russia, but also all political and social forces within Ukraine that are suspected in pro-Russian or just not enough patriotic views. Read more about CIS-EMO expert report on political extremism in Ukraine is available for free download

Stanislav Byshok on the East Ukraine peace process

CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok on Webster Tarpley's World Crisis Radio speaks about the the Minsk peace agreements implementation, problems of the reconstruction of Donbass, and the diverting interests of Brussels and Washington in Ukraine. Read more about Stanislav Byshok on the East Ukraine peace process

Stanislav Byshok on Russian involvement in the Syrian war

CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok on Webster Tarpley's World Crisis Radio speaks about the Russian military involvment in the Syrian war, the inadequate Western response to it, and Saudi Arabia's role in destabilizing the region. Read more about Stanislav Byshok on Russian involvement in the Syrian war

Syria and the Danger of Moral Imperialism (Patrick J. Buchanan)

“Do you realize now what you have done?” So Vladimir Putin in his U.N. address summarized his indictment of a U.S. foreign policy that has produced a series of disasters in the Middle East that we did not need the Russian leader to describe for us. Read more about Syria and the Danger of Moral Imperialism (Patrick J. Buchanan)

The West should join with Vladimir Putin to defeat Islamic State (The Telegraph)

It now seems clear to me that the West’s incoherent and woefully misjudged response to Isil ranks as the greatest foreign policy disaster of the 21st century, greater even than the invasion of Iraq in 2003 where, whatever you might think about the decision, at least the coalition achieved its main objective of removing Saddam Hussein’s tyrannical regime. Read more about The West should join with Vladimir Putin to defeat Islamic State (The Telegraph)

Putin: Friend or foe in Syria? (Patrick J. Buchanan)

What Vladimir Putin is up to in Syria makes far more sense than what Barack Obama and John Kerry appear to be up to in Syria. The Russians are flying transports bringing tanks and troops to an air base near the coastal city of Latakia. Read more about Putin: Friend or foe in Syria? (Patrick J. Buchanan)

The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine (Ivan Katchanovski)

The massacre of almost 50 Maidan protesters on February 20, 2014 was a turning point in Ukrainian politics and a tipping point in the conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine. This mass killing of the protesters and the mass shooting of the police that preceded it led to the overthrow of the government of Viktor Yanukovych and gave a start to a civil war. Read more about The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine (Ivan Katchanovski)

Alexander Dyukov: Why did Nazis fail to create a Ukrainian state in 1939?

On the eve of WWII the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) was a key terrorist group the Nazi secret services put stakes on while preparing an assault on Poland. That group was carrying out subversive operations against both Polish and Soviet interests and was given a substantial role to play in Germany’s offensive plans. Read more about Alexander Dyukov: Why did Nazis fail to create a Ukrainian state in 1939?

Putin won his war in Ukraine (The Washington Post)

The war in Ukraine has slipped off the front pages. Eighteen months ago, when Russian President Vladimir Putin seized Crimea and then instigated a pro-Russian rebellion in the Donbas region, Ukraine was hot news. Putin was roundly denounced, and Russia was hit with damaging economic sanctions. Read more about Putin won his war in Ukraine (The Washington Post)

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq (The Guardian)

The war on terror launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting. Read more about Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq (The Guardian)

Ukraine’s Embrace of Neo-Nazism (Aish)

In the two years since the beginning of the ongoing bloody and often senseless conflict in Ukraine, instead of building a free and democratic pro-Western society, the Ukraine is succumbing to the glorification of Nazi collaborators. In April 2015, the Ukrainian parliament passed the package of laws on de-communization turning Ukrainian ultra-nationalists and Nazi collaborators into heroes. Read more about Ukraine’s Embrace of Neo-Nazism (Aish)

Is Trumpism the New Nationalism? (Patrick Buchanan)

If there is a single theme behind his message, it would seem to be a call for a New Nationalism or New Patriotism. He is going to “make America great again.” He is going to build a wall on the border that will make us proud, and Mexico will pay for it. He will send all illegal aliens home and restore the traditional value of U.S. citizenship by putting an end to the scandal of “anchor babies.” Read more about Is Trumpism the New Nationalism? (Patrick Buchanan)

Stanislav Byshok at the World Crisis Radio

While being a guest at the World Crisis Radio, CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok shares his thoughts on the tragic anniversary of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing crush in Donbass, the civil war in Ukraine, and the anti-Russian propaganda campaign led by the West. Read more about Stanislav Byshok at the World Crisis Radio

France’s far right forms bloc in European Parliament (Politico)

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front party said Monday it had enough support to form a group in the European Parliament named “Europe of Nations and Freedoms”, a long-awaited move that will boost the group’s influence in the assembly.  Read more about France’s far right forms bloc in European Parliament (Politico)

Ukraine: Gangster State (The People's Voice)

On May 29, Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Defense Ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin warned about Kiev possibly readying to use chemical weapons again. "Works are underway on the territory of a chlorine storage base, to the northeast of Kochetok settlement in the Kharkov region," he said. Read more about Ukraine: Gangster State (The People's Voice)

Stanislav Byshok: Ideological sources of the civil war in Ukraine

It is a conventional wisdom that economic crises are always strongly associated with or provoke extremist tensions in societies. A lack of money and job prospects, and absence of confidence in the future induce people to search for enemies, both external and internal, who are believed to be responsible for all the country’s misfortunes.  Read more about Stanislav Byshok: Ideological sources of the civil war in Ukraine

He's Back: Sarkozy Eyes a Return to French Presidency (Der Spiegel)

After an extended break from politics, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is ready to make a comeback. Former advisors say he is more patient and a better listener. Critics, though, say he has drifted even further to the right. Is France ready for the sequel? Read more about He's Back: Sarkozy Eyes a Return to French Presidency (Der Spiegel)

Rand Paul, Hawk or Dove? (The American Conservative)

Since his election to the Senate in 2010 it’s barely been an exaggeration to say that the Republican foreign-policy debate has been Rand Paul versus everyone else. While he has some likeminded colleagues, especially in the House, he is the single figure most associated with a break from the GOP’s Bush-Cheney national-security legacy. Read more about Rand Paul, Hawk or Dove? (The American Conservative)

"Ukraine after Euromaidan" is available on Amazon.com

The book "Ukraine after Euromaindan: Democracy under Fire", devoted to the unintended consequences of the Ukrainian Maidan revolution of 2013-2014, is available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle formats. Read more about "Ukraine after Euromaidan" is available on Amazon.com

France's Front National plunged into family feud over Holocaust remarks (The Guardian)

France’s far-right Front National has been plunged into an all-out war between its president, Marine Le Pen, and her ageing father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, after he made inflammatory comments belittling the Holocaust and defended Marshal Pétain, the leader of France’s Nazi collaborationist Vichy regime. Read more about France's Front National plunged into family feud over Holocaust remarks (The Guardian)

As Europe’s Political Landscape Shifts, Two-Party System Fades (NYT)

Sixty years ago, the two main British political parties, the Conservatives and Labour, took 96 percent of the vote in a clearly defined two-party system. Today, as Britain undergoes a bitter campaign before the May 7 election, the two parties are expected to split less than two-thirds of the vote. Read more about As Europe’s Political Landscape Shifts, Two-Party System Fades (NYT)

The National Front’s strength makes French politics a three-way affair (The Economist)

Sometimes small elections are markers of major political change. France’s latest vote may well turn out to be just such an election. On the face of it, the outcome will be a straightforward victory for the centre-right, led by Nicolas Sarkozy, a former president. In reality, it marks a shift in France from alternating two-party politics to a more fluid tripartite system. Read more about The National Front’s strength makes French politics a three-way affair (The Economist)

"Ukraine after Euromaidan" is available for free download

The book "Ukraine after Euromaidan: Democracy under fire" which is devoted to the 2014 coup in Ukraine and the chain of events that followed, including the war in the East Ukraine and establishing of the People's Republics in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, is available for free download in PDF (1.3 MB). Read more about "Ukraine after Euromaidan" is available for free download

Life in Crimea: One year on from Russia's takeover (ВВС)

A year ago, reporting from Simferopol about the takeover of Crimea by Russia was a tense and difficult business. At any moment, as the gangs of activists who had flooded across the border swaggered through the city streets, violence seemed on the point of breaking out. Today, Simferopol is completely peaceful. Read more about Life in Crimea: One year on from Russia's takeover (ВВС)

CIS-EMO – это международная неправительственная организация, которая занимается мониторингом политических процессов на постсоветском пространстве и в европейских странах.

CIS-EMO is an international non-governmental organization which monitors political processess in former Soviet states as well as in Europe.