Policy Paper: The Civil Society`s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Central-South-Eastern Europe and South Caucasus

This policy brief is based on a succinct analysis of the impact of the new Coronavirus pandemic on the internal capacities of the civil society to act and deliver common goods for the target groups. This analysis identifies some national and regional particularities during this pandemic and the impact on public policy consumers. The ESGA research also seeks to identify the mixed-methods approach of the civil society to combat the threats […]

Policy Paper: Main trends in disinformation in the COVID-19 era. Study cases: the Republic of Moldova and Romania

This policy paper aims to identify the main topics of misinformation in the Republic of Moldova and Romania, which formed the basis of a broad campaign to manipulate public interests and promote political or economic interests. The research offers the opportunity to deepen thematic analysis at a later stage. Also, an important stage in the elaboration of this analysis is the identification of the main actors that promote fake news […]

Country Report: The Romania and Ukraine Bilateral Agenda

The bilateral dialogue between Romania and Ukraine is a complex one. This feature is generated by the multitude of different interests that the two neighboring states have established over time. Often, the definition of these interests has set the ground for complicated situations, difficult to be appreciated, accepted and solved by the political actors. Between January – July 2019 the Association of Experts for Security and Global Affairs in partnership […]

Project Paper EaPTTF2018: A New Security Agenda for EaP. The Regional Approach

The Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association, as leading organization in partnership with  the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE), the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) and New Europe Center (former Institute of World Policy (IWP)), organized between November 14 – 16, 2018 in Bucharest, Romania, the second edition of the Eastern Partnership Think Tank Forum dedicated to ”A New Security Agenda for EaP. The Regional Approach”. […]

Study: Association agreements between the EU and Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine

On August 30, 2018, our colleague, Kamil Całus, from the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Warsaw, presented in Bruxelles at the reunion of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) the briefing paper dedicated to the implementation of the Association Agreement and DCFTA between European Union and the Republic of Moldova, elaborated in cooperation with Dr Angela Gramada from the Security and Global Affairs Association (ESGA) in Bucharest, and […]

Policy paper: Presidential elections in Russian Federation: a competition without competitors

In the Russian Federation, electoral ballots are organized as a “celebration of democracy”. On March 18, 2018, the Russian Federation held presidential elections. Eight candidates met with the voters in front of the ballot boxes. Did they succeed or not to make a demonstration of the pluralism of the political opinion in Russia and how honest was the public debate? Have the necessary premises been provided for a fair and […]

Russian Federation after Crimea’s Annexation. Impossible to ignore and difficult to engage

Europe’s fundamental security principles and the values of liberal democracy come increasingly under the pressure of Russia’s subversive or aggressive behaviour. Crimea’s annexation and the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine are questioning the viability of the European integration project and the Euro-Atlantic peace and security architecture (especially in the Black sea area, Baltic States and Poland). Moreover, Russia’s support for anti-immigrant, populist and extremist parties in Europe has proved its […]

Mihail Saakashvili: retragerea cetățeniei ucrainene și jocurile politice de la Kiev

La data de 26 iulie 2017 Serviciul de Stat de Migrație al Ucrainei a anunțat oficial retragerea cetățeniei ucrainene ”… petru încălcarea normelor constituționale… ” lui Mihail Saakashvili, fost guvernator al regiunii Odessa. La momentul semnării decretului prezidențial de retragere a cetățeniei, Saakashvili nu se afla pe teritoriul Ucrainei, iar președintele țării, Petro Poroșenko, nu a oferit argumente pentru decizia luată. Mai târziu, Serviciul de Stat de Migrație al Ucrainei a […]

Moldova at a crossroads: The impact of emigration on the internal social and economic development

In the post-Soviet period, Moldova has been deeply affected by the transition policies towards a market economy. In the beginning of the ’90, the number of jobs has decreased substantially due to the privatization of the state-own companies and the breakdown of the collective agricultural farms. The high rate of inflation and the low economic incomes were predominant across the rural and urban population. A first social phenomenon characteristic for […]

Kazakhstan’s bilateral partnership with EU and Russia: between political dilemmas and economic interests

In 2007, the European Union launched a visionary strategy for the development of cooperation with Central Asian states. The document, called ‘The EU and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership’ was aiming to enhance EU influence in the region through establishing a broader dialogue with the Central Asian states in areas such as institution-building, rule of law, trade, energy and security. Ten years after its launching, EU’s bilateral relations […]