Far-right extremism represents a threat to the democratic development of Ukrainian society. The brief provides an overview of the activities and influence of the far right, differentiating between groups that express radical ideas but by and large operate within a democratic framework and extremist groups, which resort to violence to influence society.

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Ультраправий екстремізм несе загрозу демократичному розвитку українського суспільства. У цьому тексті викладений огляд діяльності та впливу ультраправих, зважаючи на різницю між групами, що висловлюють радикальні ідеї, проте більшою чи меншою мірою діють в рамках демократичної системи, та екстремістськими групами, які вдаються до насильства для впливу на суспільство

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Poland's Law and Justice party has instituted unprecedented changes to the country's legal system, undermining rule of law and separation of powers. The brief details the changes that took place and addresses the dilemma that the EU faces.

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This brief examines the opportunity for undoing state capture in Macedonia, and how the European Union can best help Macedonia take advantage of this urgent window of opportunity.

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Uzbek president Islam Karimov died last year after ruling the country with an iron fist for 27 years. The brief looks at what has changed in the past year and whether we can hope for a thaw in Uzbekistan.

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Officials presented Kyrgyzstan's December 2016 constitutional referendum as necessary to shift the country into a parliamentary system, however, they did not reduce the powers of the presidency and instead weakened the judicial branch.

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Moldova’s presidential elections in November 2016 resulted in a victory for pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon. This brief discusses the consequences for the country’s foreign policy trajectory and domestic politics.

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The brief takes a closer look at xenophobic sentiment in Central Europe, discussing the reasons behind historically high levels, as well as its increase with the European refugee crisis.

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This brief examines how Brexit will damage the EU’s influence on the development of democracy in the Balkans. The Western Balkans are not only losing a key advocate for enlargement, but Brexit will consume the EU’s policy and bureaucratic apparatuses for years and reduce the interest in enlargement.

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The 2015 migration crisis in Europe has resulted in the creation of new barriers to not only Middle Eastern migrants, but also to migrants from the non-EU Western Balkans countries.

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This latest analytical brief looks at how the country survived the storm using administrative measures, macroeconomic policy, and international support, and argues there are no alternatives to reforming the economy.

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