Hong Kong's umbrella movement in search of self-determination
Research The UI Paper "Hong Kong's umbrella movement in search of self-determination" summarizes the core demands of the "Umbrella Movement" and examines its successes and failures. The world press mainly focused on the Umbrella Movement’s core demand for electoral reform of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive selection, while the demonstrations have to be seen in the broader context of the protesters’ desire for the city’s self-determination.
Kaliningrad's difficult plight between Moscow and Europe
Research The UI Paper: "Kaliningrad's difficult plight between Moscow and Europe" examines the relationship of the Russian Kaliningrad exclave with the federal capital and with the neighbouring countries in three dimensions, the political, the economic and the military ones.