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Ivan Krastev

The next reset? The West and Russia between the Crimea and ISIS
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As geopolitical interests converge, Russia has been begrudgingly accepted back into the international fold. But what of the forgotten shadow war in Eastern Europe? Could conflict in the Middle East and its knock on effect in terms of immigration to Europe lead to a favourable compromise for Russia in the Donbass region and the Crimea?
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The CEF 2015 – Everyone is lying
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The seventh installment of the Central European Forum looked at disinformation and the way that its seeming infiltration of reporting is affecting the way we perceive the world around us. A weekend looking at propaganda, memory, media manipulation, Russia and the West.
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The Central European Forum, 2014 – Us and Them
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2014's CEF focussed on the concept of "us and them", on 25 years of post-communism in the former Eastern bloc and on emerging societal divisions. Participants came together to discuss a quarter century of freedom and the challenges our societies have to face as we look to the future.
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25 years after 1989: what has happened to trust in institutions?
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In the third of its cycle of 25th anniversary debates, The Red House looks at the distrust of institutions and figures of authority that is becoming imbedded in Bulgarian society. Looking at how the situation has developed, The Red House finds itself asking how the process of transition has destroyed trust and if it's still possible to achieve change in its absence?
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Ukraine: Thinking Together
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Ukraine: Thinking Together looked back at the last six months in the Ukraine, the historical origins of recent events, how these happenings fit into European traditions of protest and what lessons can be drawn from Yanukovych's downfall and all that has transpired since then. See the lectures!
In the EU we (mis)trust – on the road to the EU elections
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What is the way forward for the EU? Should we be moving closer together or further apart? At a time in which many distrust the union, ECF and De Balie took a look at what is likely to be on our political horizon in the coming election year.
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The Amsterdam Conversation 2013
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The Amsterdam Conversation 2013 analysed the mistrust in European democratic institutions and the future of the union and it's subsidiary units. With 2013's discussions and workshops adressing pressing questions, Felix Meritis looked towards 2014's European elections in its annual Amsterdam Conversation.
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Give citizenship a chance
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While pluralism has become widely accepted in Central Europe, democratic institutions have suffered a rapid decline and a significant loss of credibility. Following Karel Schwarzenberg's observation that “this will never be the West”, Project Forum asks whether we are witnessing the emergence of a specific Central European representative democracy?
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Is Europe…boring?
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Europe is safe and still relatively prosperous, the largest economic unit in the world. One can travel throughout most of the continent untroubled, tourism is booming and the thought of conflict risible, however, is something missing, is Europe...boring?
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