From the Russian Constitution to Putin’s Constitution: Legal and Political Implications of the 2020 Constitutional Reform
Research In addition to the constitutional reform, 2020 has also been characterized by extensive amendments to Russia’s electoral law, which can only be understood in the context of the concurrent constitutional transformation. This brief describes the most significant amendments and analyses the consequences they are likely to have for future political developments.
Putin’s New Russia Following Constitutional Reform - The View from Kyiv
Research Russia’s recent domestic political changes and the new constitutional reform will not only have far-reaching implications for the Russian population. The changes will also have certain repercussions for Moscow’s stance on foreign affairs, above all its attitude to Ukraine and other post-Soviet states. What does Russia’s ongoing transmutation mean for Ukraine and for other post-Soviet states?
Ukraine’s Far Right Today - Continuing Electoral Impotence and Growing Uncivil Society
Research Ukraine’s system of political parties has since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 featured a small number of far-right political parties. How strong is the Ukrainian far right movement today? How has the movement performed in the recent Ukrainian elections and which role does the movement play in the Ukrainian civil society?
Korean Reunification - Can the Dream Be Realized?
Research This UI Brief analyses the prospects for Korean reunification and the problems that might be expected should reunification take place. Although the unprecedented pace of inter-Korean toplevel summitry in 2018 gave rise to new hopes of a united Korea, it points out that the fundamental obstacles to reunification remain.
Securing a Shared Neighbourhood: The European Union and India as Partners for Security in Africa
Research The strategic partnership between the European Union (EU) and India has been reignited in recent years. However, in one area in particular – security cooperation – the EU and India are yet to become true partners. This brief examines the potential for deeper security cooperation on Africa, which is a “shared neighbourhood” of the EU and India.