The current political crisis in Ukraine will heighten interest in the country. What is behind this crisis? What is likely to come out of this crisis? How has it been presented? What impact will it have on the post-Cold-War geopolitics
"Launched in 2009, the Eastern Partnership is a joint initiative between the EU, EU countries and the eastern European partner countries. It enables partner countries interested in moving towards the EU and increasing political, economic and cultural links to do so."
"community of independent nations established by a treaty signed at Minsk, Belarus, on Dec. 8, 1991, by the heads of state of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Between Dec. 8 and Dec. 21, the three original signatories were joined by Armenia, Azerbaijan (its parliament, however, rejected ratifying its membership until 1993), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. When Georgia joined in 1993 all of the former republics of the USSR except the Baltic states had become members of the CIS. Georgia withdrew in 2008 (finalized 2009) following its conflict with Russia over South Ossetia. The headquarters of the CIS are in Minsk."
"a permanent supranational regulatory body of the Customs Union and the Single Economic Space functioning since February 2, 2012. The Eurasian Economic Commission is established to promote functioning and development of the Customs Union and the Single Economic Space, elaborate proposals for further development of integration. There are three countries in the EEC: the Russian Federation, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Belarus."