Politics

When Emotions Run Too High. The Role of the Media in the Polarization of Conflicts

It is very important from the peacebuilding point of view. When we are reporting on facts, we cannot allow for such manipulation as Andre and have demonstrated you using this is a very typical news piece about the Pope and Putin. There are lots more cases like this in Ukraine-Russia conflict and other conflicts obviously. If we stick with facts, we will win the war for objective reporting. We will sanitize the media and diminish the level of fear and panic. I think it is very important.




Predictions and Program for Ukraine for the Next 30 Months

I do not consider the times of changes a curse as an ancient Chinese proverb says. These times provide a chance to unheard advances of human talent and of the countries these humans create. We have the chance to build the new country, friendly for its inhabitants, interesting for the world, open for friends and safeguarded against enemies. I know Ukraine will make a great use of this chance; the open question is when exactly? The systemic transformations should be implemented quickly; otherwise, reforms could take decades.



Lessons of Croatia for Ukraine. Yugoslav wars

There have been suggestions from several persons (including myself) that studying history of Yugoslav Wars could be beneficial for understanding the things and decision making in Ukraine. These conflicts are arguably the most similar historical events and both similarities and differences could help to provide better understanding and better prediction of the developments in the territories of the former Soviet Union.


6th Maidan Reload Discussion was Featured in the European Parliament

March 12 2013 during the 6th Maidan Reload discussion leading NGO experts from Kharkiv, Kyiv and Lviv debated the question whether EU should sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine which is experiencing rapid deterioration in observance of human rights. Two opposite views were presented.