• Blog Post: Will a Russian veto lead to the downfall of the OSCE?


    Russia's war against Ukraine has aggravated the crisis of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). It is unclear which of the 57 participating States will chair the OSCE in…

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  • Workshops in Central Asia on OSCE field activities


    How is the Russian war against Ukraine impacting Central Asian states and societies? How can the OSCE utilize its field operations in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,…

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  • CORE participates in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly event

    The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) brings together members of parliament from all 57 OSCE participating States. From May 5 to May 7, 2023, the OSCE PA met in Berlin to discuss OSCE field…

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  • Can the European Union Tackle Afghanistan’s Crises?

    Rahimullah Kakar

    After the U.S.-led coalition, in which the EU was a significant partner, withdrew from Afghanistan in 2021, the country entered another political vacuum. The currently fragile state of affairs in…

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  • Suspending Russia from the OSCE? Think twice


    Should an international organization expel a state that violates fundamental principles of that organization? There is no easy answer to this question because expulsion can have both advantages and…

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  • OSCE Insights publications on OSCE’s vitality

    Dr. Wolfgang Zellner, Prof. Andrei Zagorski

    The two new OSCE Insights publications by Andrei Zagorski and Wolfgang Zellner discuss ways to strengthen OSCE’s vitality. Zagorski explains how the CSCE survived thanks to what he calls asymmetric…

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  • Exchange with OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President at the IFSH Berlin Office


    On 16 December, representatives from the Centre for OSCE Research (CORE) at IFSH and the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions met with the President of the OSCE Parliamentary…

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  • Mechanisms for Dialogue: A Contribution to Preventing Civil War Recurrence

    Dr Argyro Kartsonaki, Dr Giuditta Fontana and Professor Stefan Wolff

    Around 40 percent of civil wars resume within ten years after the signing of a peace agreement. This suggests that setbacks and relapses into violence are the norm when trying to resolve such…

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  • What the OSCE can learn from other international organizations

    OSCE Network event in Vienna

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is in an acute crisis. Russia’s war against Ukraine violates fundamental principles of the organization. Russia is also making it…

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  • OSCE Insights: The OSCE in Crisis: Five Lessons from the League of Nations

    Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni

    Drawing on lessons from the League of Nations, Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni examines how the OSCE can respond to the challenges it has been facing to increase its resilience. Although the League was…

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