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Though UN has failed in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has secured peace among great powers: CIS-EMO director

Though UN has failed in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has secured peace among great powers: CIS-EMO director

It seems that the principle of state sovereignty, which is a central concept in the post-world wars era, is now being redefined by the behavior of superpowers and new international coalitions. Read more about Though UN has failed in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has secured peace among great powers: CIS-EMO director

Putin’s Amendments To Russia’s Constitution Sparks Debate About Russian Nationalism

Putin’s Amendments To Russia’s Constitution Sparks Debate About Russian Nationalism

On many occasions, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for the adoption of new amendments to the Russian Constitution. Putin has usually referenced several reasons why the head of State would want to change the basic law of the country, which is only 27 years old. This is the desire to expand the powers of the Parliament (State Duma), and limit the tenure of the presidency to two terms without the fateful word “in a row”, which allowed Putin to be elected 4 times, to ensure the immunity of former presidents and establish the priority of the Constitution of the Russian Federation over International Law. Read more about Putin’s Amendments To Russia’s Constitution Sparks Debate About Russian Nationalism

To Russia With Love

To Russia With Love

The Majority of Crimeans Are Still Glad for Their Annexation Read more about To Russia With Love

"Bring it to the end": Putin and Merkel announced the need to complete the "Nord Stream - 2"

"Bring it to the end": Putin and Merkel announced the need to complete the "Nord Stream - 2"

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in Moscow. They discussed bilateral relations and the international agenda. So, leaders said that Nord Stream 2 will be completed, despite American sanctions. Speaking about the situation in the Middle East, Putin and Merkel noted the need to maintain a peaceful dialogue to resolve the Syrian and Libyan conflicts, as well as to do everything to maintain a nuclear deal with Iran. Read more about "Bring it to the end": Putin and Merkel announced the need to complete the "Nord Stream - 2"

"Limited movement of the coalition": Iraq began preparations for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country

"Limited movement of the coalition": Iraq began preparations for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country

The Iraqi authorities began preparations for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the territory of the state, restricting the movement of the international coalition to combat IS *. Her activities in the country will be limited to consultations, arms transfers and training for Iraqi troops, while coalition forces will leave Iraq. This decision was made after the death of Iranian General Kassem Suleimani on the night of January 3 as a result of US air strikes in the vicinity of Baghdad airport. The representative of the commander in chief of the armed forces of Iraq, Abdel Kerim Half, called the US strikes in the country stupid. Read more about "Limited movement of the coalition": Iraq began preparations for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country

Russian Experts Discuss Russia And Brexit

Russian Experts Discuss Russia And Brexit

The Russian newspaper 'Vechernyaya Moskva' interviewed several Russian experts to discuss Brexit and the conservative’s landslide victory in the recent elections to the lower house of the UK Parliament that appears to signal that the Brexit saga may be coming to a close. Read more about Russian Experts Discuss Russia And Brexit

Press Secretary Peskov: Russia Plans to Fight Internet Abuse By Spying Western Megacorps!

Press Secretary Peskov: Russia Plans to Fight Internet Abuse By Spying Western Megacorps!

"It's impossible to insulate oneself from the internet, and we don't aim for this or intend to do this". This is what Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov commented today on the head of state's signing the law according to which, starting next July, Russian software is supposed to be pre-installed on any devices sold in Russian stores. The norms pertain to smartphones, computers, and smart TVs. Read more about Press Secretary Peskov: Russia Plans to Fight Internet Abuse By Spying Western Megacorps!

“Torpedoing the energy policy of Germany”: in the Bundestag they pointed to the unacceptable position of Kiev in the “Nord Stream - 2”

“Torpedoing the energy policy of Germany”: in the Bundestag they pointed to the unacceptable position of Kiev in the “Nord Stream - 2”

The position of Ukraine, receiving financial support from the European Union, but supporting the possible introduction by the United States of sanctions against European companies participating in Nord Stream 2, is unacceptable. This was stated by the chairman of the Bundestag Committee on Economics and Energy Klaus Ernst. Read more about “Torpedoing the energy policy of Germany”: in the Bundestag they pointed to the unacceptable position of Kiev in the “Nord Stream - 2”

Analyst Evaluates US Senator's Nord Stream 2 Statement

Analyst Evaluates US Senator's Nord Stream 2 Statement

Stanislav Byshok, executive director of the CIS-EMO monitoring organization, commented on RT’s statement by US Senator Ted Cruise on the possible imposition of sanctions on companies participating in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. Read more about Analyst Evaluates US Senator's Nord Stream 2 Statement

La conclusion de la mission de l'observation de CIS-EMO

Les observateurs de CIS-EMO  ont pu faire leur travail dans tous les bureaux de vote dans les régions des observations. En prenant en compte la situation politique difficile, la mission  salue l'intention de CENI d'administrer indépendamment et avec transparence  la campagnie électorale au jour du scrutin. Read more about La conclusion de la mission de l'observation de CIS-EMO

The issue of continuing discrimination of the Russian-speaking population in Latvia

Report "The issue of continuing discrimination of the Russian-speaking population in Latvia" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018 (14 September 2018, Warsaw). Read more about The issue of continuing discrimination of the Russian-speaking population in Latvia

Discrimination on the basis of religion and the problem of hate speech in Ukraine

Report "Discrimination on the basis of religion and the problem of hate speech in Ukraine" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018 (13 September 2018, Warsaw). Read more about Discrimination on the basis of religion and the problem of hate speech in Ukraine

The issue of politically motivated prosecution of public figures in the OSCE region

Report "The issue of politically motivated prosecution of public figures in the OSCE region" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018 (12 September 2018, Warsaw). Read more about The issue of politically motivated prosecution of public figures in the OSCE region

The problems of harassment of journalists in Eastern Europe: the case of Ukraine

Report "The problems of harassment of journalists in Eastern Europe: the case of Ukraine" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018 (11 September 2018, Warsaw). Read more about The problems of harassment of journalists in Eastern Europe: the case of Ukraine

Democracy recession and growth of authoritarianism in the OSCE region

Report "Democracy recession and growth of authoritarianism in the OSCE region" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018 (10 September 2018, Warsaw). Read more about Democracy recession and growth of authoritarianism in the OSCE region

VIDEO: Stanislav Byshok on new anti-Russia sanctions by U.S. (RT Arabic)

Russia seems to have gotten used to the neverending story of US sanctions, yet Moscow hasn't become tolerant to them. The new restrictions will likely impede the Nord Stream 2 project and the overall Moscow-Berlin cooperation in the energy sector. Read more about VIDEO: Stanislav Byshok on new anti-Russia sanctions by U.S. (RT Arabic)

VIDEO: Stanislav Byshok on Putin-Trump summit (RT Arabic)

President Trump had a cold shower once he returned home from the Helsinki summit with his Russian counterpart. Given the checks-and-balances US political system, Trump needs to find and maintain a balance between his desire to "get along with Putin" and the apparent bipartisan anti-Russia consensus in America. Read more about VIDEO: Stanislav Byshok on Putin-Trump summit (RT Arabic)

Stanislav Byshok: Évaluation de la crise ukrainienne par les eurosceptiques de l’UE (FRENCH)

A French translation of Stanislav Byshok's article on the evaluation of the Ukraine crisis by certain right-wing Eurosceptic parties of the EU. From the author's point of view, Eurosceptics view the Ukraine issue in the framework of their criticism of Brussels' policies of "infinite enlargement". Right-wing parties instrumentalize Ukraine so at to attack "eurocrats". Read more about Stanislav Byshok: Évaluation de la crise ukrainienne par les eurosceptiques de l’UE (FRENCH)

Stanislav Byshok on necessity for Russia and West to cooperate in fighting terrorism (RT Arabic)

It's in vital interests of Russia, the West and the rest of the world to cooperate in fighting terrorism. One of the reasons impeding the collaboration is the very nature of international terrorism, which is by definition stateless, leaderless, devoid of a particular territory, borders, capital city, etc. Read more about Stanislav Byshok on necessity for Russia and West to cooperate in fighting terrorism (RT Arabic)

Stanislav Byshok on increasing tensions between Russia and US over Syria (RT Arabic)

In his comment to RT Arabic, CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok contemplates the rising tensions between Russia and the US over Syria. From his perspective, the Syria issue has been one of the least consistent in President Trump's political rhetoric. Just less than a fortnight ago he pledged a US withdrawal, now he threatens Damascus with a military strike.  Read more about Stanislav Byshok on increasing tensions between Russia and US over Syria (RT Arabic)

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