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of conflict-related tensions in society. osce Conflict Reaction: Status Quo The osce ’s conflict reaction capabilities at this point in time seem to be of a dual nature. Although well developed and fully functioning, the osce conflict reaction system is one of the most problematic

In: Security and Human Rights
Author: Andrei Zagorski

Introduction Germany’s chairmanship of the osce in 2016 is welcomed in Russia, not only because Germany is believed to have the political, human and financial resources required to provide a strong leadership role in the Organization, but also because it is seen as a dedicated champion of

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Council in the Western Balkans. The German Chairmanship of the osce in 2016 For the purpose of this article, however, particular emphasis is put on the osce perspective and the role of Germany as the incoming Chair. It is proposed that Germany, much in the same way as during its first

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negotiators received relatively little support from Washington. Nonetheless, a dedicated group of young diplomats (many of whom continued to serve the csce / osce for many decades thereafter) largely succeeded in achieving major us goals in Helsinki. These included the body of confidence-building measures

In: Security and Human Rights
Author: Hanna Shelest

Black Sea region, their transition from the soft security domain to the hard security and vice versa. Based on this, we analyse how the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ( osce ) fits this transformation process and what type of power it may represent in the region. Our hypothesis is

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Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe’s ( osce ) Special Monitoring Mission ( smm ) to Ukraine, within the multilateral attempt to manage or resolve the conflict in the Donets Basin (Donbas). Our central question is: What kind of influence did the smm – negative, positive or neutral – have on

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In: Security and Human Rights
Author: Pál Dunay

Since the five Central Asian states have established full interaction with the csce / osce , including the opening of diplomatic representations in Vienna and the hosting of field presences in the 1990s, the level of cooperation has not changed dramatically. At this early stage, the Central

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In: Security and Human Rights
Author: Loïc Simonet

, purpose and scope. It will then focus on the central aspect of this instrument: the control of arms exports, which goes through a rigorous conditionality – although not immune from vulnerabilities. After that, we will confront the newly adopted Treaty with the osce acquis , and see whether its provisions

In: Security and Human Rights
Author: Gernot Erler

I Introduction Assuming the osce Chairmanship in such stormy times is a sign of Germany’s strong commitment to making an active contribution to peace and security in Europe. More than 40 years after the adoption of the Helsinki Final Act, fundamental pillars of international order in

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Introduction * Peace operations have frequently provided dramatic evidence of violations of peace agreements. Increasingly, these revelations are made possible by advanced technologies. For example, the osce Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine ( smm ) used unmanned aerial vehicles ( uav s

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