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What It Says on the Tin: Politics and the Eurovision

Why did the Ukrainian entry “1944” receive such attention as a “political” song at the Eurovision Song Contest? Yes, of course Eurovision is political – and well beyond the lyrics of this song, or even the voting in country blocks. The song contest, with its strongly proclaimed apolitical mission, serves …

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Orphans of War in Eastern Ukraine

By Aleksandr Mykhaylenko translated by OLGA MAGALETSKAWatch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015) Aleksandr Mykhajlenko (Donetsk, 1978), achieved a Master’s degree (1999-2005) in Russian philology  from the National University of Donetsk. Since 2015 he works as a journalist for the “Gazeta” in Kiev.  Ukraine’s children of war Donetsk, August 2015. I am …

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What is really going on in Eastern Ukraine?

Interview with Andrea Cellino – Former Team Leader of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine for OSCE Andrea Cellino is a former team leader of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) where he has worked from April 2014 to September …

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The Military Balance 2015: The Weapons of Today, the Wars of Tomorrow

The Military Balance, provided by the IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies), is considered an authoritative assessment of global military capabilities and defence economics. The recently released 2015 edition offers a deep insight on complex geopolitical changes that have lately affected international relationships.  The most important fact underlined by the …

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Putin’s Russia. If the Bear Roars Again

A few days ago Michael Fallon, the UK Secretary of Defence, said that “Putin’s Russia is a threat to Europe as great as the Islamic State”. These words underscore a situation of conflict that the Ukrainian crisis and its consequences have sharpened. Anyhow, it seems that Putin’s Russia is showing a …