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Women Peacebuilders As a Key Resource in the OSCE Region

Mutual learning from ongoing conflicts is a challenge for women to participate equally in conflict resolution and the defense of rights. Women in the region are fully aware of the continuity of “political confrontations”, the latest was experienced between Armenia…

Belarus: Crackdown on Political Activists, Journalists

Arrests, Criminal Charges, Police Beatings Ahead of August 9 Presidential Vote Police in Belarus have arbitrarily arrested journalists, bloggers, and political activists ahead of the August 9, 2020 presidential election and pressed charges against two potential candidates, Human Rights Watch said today.…

Ukraine factions to implement the Minsk Agreement on the 1st of September

The region of Ukraine disputed between forces in Kiev and those looking for independence has already suffered 18 months of death and destruction.  The city of Donetsk that previously had a population of 1.1 million today barely reaches 600,000.  Mostly…

‘Returning to a Basic Level of Trust in Relations between Russia and the West’

  Human Wrongs Watch By Lars-Erik Lundin*, 30 September 2014 (SIPRI) At the height of the cold war, during summits between the Soviet Union and the United States, US President Ronald Reagan frequently made reference to the Russian proverb ‘Доверяй, но…