Stanislav Byshok: "Affirmative Action Empire" No More

"Affirmative Action Empire no more" is an article based on the speech Stanislav Byshok delivered on June 17, 2017, at the expert roundtable “Russia  — Serbia  — Western Balkans” organized by Forum For Ethnic Relations (Forum za Etničke Odnose) in Belgrade, Serbia.

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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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.

Web cameras at polling stations for transparent voting in Ukraine
Web cameras at polling stations for transparent voting in Ukraine

The use of web cameras at polling stations during the parliamentary elections in Ukraine on Sunday, October 28, will ensure the transparency of the voting, according to Veronica Rouet, an election expert, who has come to Ukraine as an observer from the Commonwealth of the Independent States - Election Monitoring Organisation (CIS-EMO).

Observers from the CIS-EMO suggested to their colleagues to learn math
Observers from the CIS-EMO suggested to their colleagues to learn math

A mathematical model for evaluating the legitimacy of the electoral process in Ukraine was presented by the international monitoring mission of CIS-EMO in Kiev hotel "Hyatt". According to observers, their colleagues must move from the emotional-evaluative assessments of elections to the language of numbers and accurate data.

The CIS-EMO mission has estimated the number of election irregularities
The CIS-EMO mission has estimated the number of election irregularities

On October 22, 2012 in the office of News Agency "Interfax-Ukraine" the mission for election observation CIS-EMO has presented its second public report. It contains analysis of 359 received and verified by the mission violations.

Interim report of the CIS-EMO Election Monitoring Mission

International Election Monitoring Mission supervising the elections of People’s Deputies to Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on October 28, 2012, is conducted by the CIS-EMO International Election Monitoring Organization, which consists of people who have the recognized international authority in the field of maintaining voting rights and freedoms of citizens on the basis of European and world standards.

A report of CIS-EMO regarding the Ukrainian elections was presented at the meeting of the OSCE ODIHR

A report of CIS-EMO regarding the Ukrainian elections was presented at the meeting of the OSCE ODIHR
The idea of the elections to the Supreme Council of Ukraine to be held on October 28, as a confrontation between "democratic opposition" and "totalitarian power" is unfounded. This was stated by the director of the International organization of Election Observation CIS-EMO Alexey Kochetkov on October 4 speaking at the meeting of ODIHR with a preliminary report on the pre-election situation in Ukraine.

Byshok: Madrid will block any attempts by Barcelona

The possibility of establishing an independent, but at the same time being part of the EU, Catalonia is not seriously considered by anyone. Madrid will block any attempts by Barcelona towards EU membership. Read more about Byshok: Madrid will block any attempts by Barcelona

Ukrainian Army Lost More Shells in Ammo Depot Fire Than in 3 Year Civil War

Officials have calculated that last week's massive fire at an ammunition depot in central Ukraine has caused $800 million in damage, destroying over a quarter more ammo than Kiev has used over the course of its three-year war with independence supporters in eastern Ukraine. Read more about Ukrainian Army Lost More Shells in Ammo Depot Fire Than in 3 Year Civil War

The issues of discrimination of non-citizens in the Baltic states

Report "The issues of discrimination of non-citizens in the Baltic states" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2017 (15 September 2017, Warsaw). Read more about The issues of discrimination of non-citizens in the Baltic states

Prevention and responses to hate crimes in Eastern Europe

Report "Prevention and responses to hate crimes in Eastern Europe" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2017 (14 September 2017, Warsaw). Read more about Prevention and responses to hate crimes in Eastern Europe

Stanislav Byshok on the recent United Russia success

The authorities have saved its monopoly and demonstrated keeping out all the democratic procedures at the same time, while the opposition did a “group unity training”. This showed the significance of their activists and participation in the political process. Read more about Stanislav Byshok on the recent United Russia success

The issues of ensuring right to equal access to justice in Eastern Europe

Report "The issues of ensuring right to equal access to justice in Eastern Europe" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2017 (13 September 2017, Warsaw). Read more about The issues of ensuring right to equal access to justice in Eastern Europe

Delegitimisation of the Ombudsman institution and attacks on the independence of the Constitutional Court in Ukraine

Report "Delegitimisation of the Ombudsman institution and attacks on the independence of the Constitutional Court in Ukraine" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2017 (12 September 2017, Warsaw). Read more about Delegitimisation of the Ombudsman institution and attacks on the independence of the Constitutional Court in Ukraine

Blocking Internet sites as a threat to freedom of speech

Report "Blocking Internet sites as a threat to freedom of speech" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2017 (11 September 2017, Warsaw). Read more about Blocking Internet sites as a threat to freedom of speech

BYSHOK: In Russia we are united by the Russian language and culture

The primary bearers of Russian are ethnic Russians and peoples tied to them. Consequently, in the frameworks of Russia, the study of Russian must not be limited by anything, including the imposed need to study "national" [non-Russian] languages of certain republics of the country. Read more about BYSHOK: In Russia we are united by the Russian language and culture

BYSHOK: La crise systémique de l’intégration européenne — l’évolution, les causes et les perspectives

The article "The systematic crisis of the European intergation: evolution, causes, prospects" by CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok was published in French-language magazine "Sans Frontières" (July-August 2017 issue), of which Mr. Byshok is a member of the editorial board.  Read more about BYSHOK: La crise systémique de l’intégration européenne — l’évolution, les causes et les perspectives

Byshok: Ukrainian military don't know what they're fighting for in Donbass

Originally, they came to liberate Donbass from the so-called pro-Russian forces, however later it turned out that these forces constitute the overwhelming majority of Donbass. Now the Ukrainian armed units simply don't understand whom they are fighting with.  Read more about Byshok: Ukrainian military don't know what they're fighting for in Donbass

Why is Ukraine Offering Alternative to Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Project?

For the United States which is willing to increase its own liquefied gas exports under President Trump, Russia remains a competitor on the European gas market. And if the Americans press more on their European partners, Russian projects will be stalled. Read more about Why is Ukraine Offering Alternative to Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Project?

CIS-EMO: The U.S. is eager to remain involved in European affairs

The main goal of the Americans is simply to be in, rather than achieve any real improvements. There are many proposals coming from Poroshenko, Macron and others, including those about the new format of negotiations, about new agreements conserning the Donbass conflict. Read more about CIS-EMO: The U.S. is eager to remain involved in European affairs

CIS-EMO: Kiev sees any action by Russia as plot against Ukraine

From an ideological standpoint, post-Maidan Ukraine is very Russophobic and no matter what Russia does is interpreted there as anti-Ukrainian. As for Nord Stream 2 or other energy projects being implemented by Russia, they are aimed at diversifying relations with our Western European partners. Read more about CIS-EMO: Kiev sees any action by Russia as plot against Ukraine

Byshok: Une image de l’avenir commun du Bélarus et de la Russie (FRENCH)

Cette intervention a été faite au Forum international de la jeunesse « Le patrimoine culturel commun de la Russie et du Bélarus » (ville de Smolensk, le 24 avril 2017). Read more about Byshok: Une image de l’avenir commun du Bélarus et de la Russie (FRENCH)

US-Demanded EU Anti-Russia Sanctions Aim at Dividing Traditional Europe

The United States seeks to divide traditional Europe, which Russia is part of, by forcing EU member states to impose restrictive measures on Moscow, member of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) Johann Gudenus said Thursday, adding that the European Union's compliance with US demands highlights the bloc's weakness and dependence on Washington. Read more about US-Demanded EU Anti-Russia Sanctions Aim at Dividing Traditional Europe

Roundtable "Russia and Europe: Cooperation not confrontation" in Moscow (VIDEO)

The international roundtable "Russia and Europe: Cooperation not confrontation," organized by the Public Diplomacy Foundation, was held on June 22, 2017, at Moscow's "Rossiya Segodnya" (Russia Today) media center. Read more about Roundtable "Russia and Europe: Cooperation not confrontation" in Moscow (VIDEO)

Byshok: US-Saudi weapons deal shows Trump observing agreements with MIC

Trump's policy is based on the following: with all his skepticism towards Saudi Arabia, he, as a businessman and a politician who promised to develop the US' military and industrial complex, is lobbying and pushing the deals on the sales of the US arms.  Read more about Byshok: US-Saudi weapons deal shows Trump observing agreements with MIC

"Paranoide con delirios y megalomanía": Psiquiatras de EE.UU. 'diagnostican' a Trump (SPANISH)

Algunos especialistas creen que el líder estadounidense es "peligroso" y no está capacitado para el cargo. Otros, en cambio, creen poco profesional hacer diagnósticos médicos sin hacer un tratamiento. Read more about "Paranoide con delirios y megalomanía": Psiquiatras de EE.UU. 'diagnostican' a Trump (SPANISH)

Les USA et le Royaume-Uni étaient au courant des massacres de Juifs dès 1942 (FRENCH)

Quelque 70 ans après la Second Guerre mondiale, l’Onu a rendu publiques des archives uniques en leur genre. Elles confirment que l’existence des crimes de guerre nazis ainsi que des camps de concentration avaient été prouvés dès 1942. Read more about Les USA et le Royaume-Uni étaient au courant des massacres de Juifs dès 1942 (FRENCH)

Putin, Le Pen, and the book cover controversy

On March, 30 Stanislav Byshok, a political analyst at the CIS-EMO think tank (Russia), posted a cover of his brand new book "The New Europe of Vladimir Putin: The West's lessons for Russia" on his Facebook page. On the cover, there's a photo of Front National's Marine Le Pen and the Russian President shaking hands. Read more about Putin, Le Pen, and the book cover controversy

Stanislav Byshok: In Washington, no lobbyists of financial aid for Kiev

The US plays a key role in the IMF. I think that some aid is possible. But the problem is that the new US presidential administration has less interest in Ukraine than during Barack Obama’s presidency. In Washington, there are no lobbyists of financial aid for Kiev. Read more about Stanislav Byshok: In Washington, no lobbyists of financial aid for Kiev

Stanislav Byshok: New Scottish referendum is means to manipulate London

According to the recent polls, the majority of Scots do not favor secession from the UK even after the Brexit referendum. Therefore, Scotland Parliament's intention to hold a second referendum on independence is a means to put pressure on London so as to win certain concessions for Scotland. Admittedly, a smart move. Read more about Stanislav Byshok: New Scottish referendum is means to manipulate London

Lithuanian Popular Militia Expands to Defend Against Russian Threat (Eurasia Daily Monitor)

Lithuania’s tough talk about Moscow and the formation of the national militias reflect the fact that the struggle with Russia is the most important part of the national myth in Lithuania and that “all aspects of the current situation there are interpreted in an anti-Russian key.  Read more about Lithuanian Popular Militia Expands to Defend Against Russian Threat (Eurasia Daily Monitor)

Stanislav Byshok: Danger of a nuclear Iran is overestimated

Of course, everyone understands that Iran, and of course North Korea, will never attack anyone. Nevertheless, in order to maintain a public consensus, Iran, North Korea and Russia are used as bogeymen. Read more about Stanislav Byshok: Danger of a nuclear Iran is overestimated

Stanislav Byshok: Russians applauding a U.S. president is a sign of the times

It's weird, but it's great, and for the first time ever Russians are applauding the victory of a U.S. presidential candidate. It's a sign of the times. For the past years we have had a very tense relationship so when a person who is perceived in Russia as being neutral to Russia and who is realistic about foreign policy was elected, it was greeted with joy. Read more about Stanislav Byshok: Russians applauding a U.S. president is a sign of the times

Hitchens: Amid the bombs of Aleppo, all you can hear are the lies (DAILY MAIL)

For reasons that I find it increasingly hard to understand or excuse, much of the British media refer to these Al Qaeda types coyly as ‘rebels’ (David Cameron used to call them ‘moderates’). But if they were in any other place in the world, including Birmingham or Belmarsh, they would call them extremists, jihadis, terrorists and fanatics.  Read more about Hitchens: Amid the bombs of Aleppo, all you can hear are the lies (DAILY MAIL)

Stanislav Byshok: La Grande Guerre Patriotique et l’an 2041 (FRENCH)

The article "The Great Patriotic War and the Year 2041" by CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok was published in francophone magazine Sans Frontières (December 2016 issue), of which Mr. Byshok is a member of the editorial board. Read more about Stanislav Byshok: La Grande Guerre Patriotique et l’an 2041 (FRENCH)

Donald J. Trump's Gettysburg promises

Gettysburg, PA: Today, in historic Gettysburg, PA, Donald J. Trump presented a game-changing plan for his first 100 days in office. This revolutionary “Contract with the American Voter” will ensure that America’s economy is revitalized and citizens are protected. Read more about Donald J. Trump's Gettysburg promises

Stanislav Byshok: La politique nationale et la stabilité politique de la Russie (FRENCH)

The article "Ethnic policies and political stability in Russia" by CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok was published in francophone magazine Sans Frontières (October 2016 issue), of which Mr. Byshok is an editor. Read more about Stanislav Byshok: La politique nationale et la stabilité politique de la Russie (FRENCH)

Alexey Semenov: The issue of freedom of expression in international relations crisis

Семенов: Свобода выражения мнений в условиях внешнеполитического кризиса

Report "The issue of freedom of expresion in international relations crisis" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting 2016 (28 October 2016, Hofburg, Vienna). Read more about Alexey Semenov: The issue of freedom of expression in international relations crisis

The report about human rights violations in Lithuania was presented at OSCE

The expert report "Human rights violations in contemporary Lithuania" issued by CIS-EMO was presented at OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. Read more about The report about human rights violations in Lithuania was presented at OSCE

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?

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.