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About Jana Kobzova

Jana Kobzova, works at the European Endowment for Democracy and is an Associate Policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Articles by Jana Kobzova

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Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor of openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The partition of Ukraine

Ukraine has been shorn of Crimea, now there is talk of splitting the rest of the country in two, rather as Czechoslovakia did in 1993. But do the arguments add up?


Bringing Belarus in from the Cold

It is said that Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenka never misses an opportunity to surprise partners and foes alike. But the outcome of the last weekend’s presidential elections in Belarus may have taken by surprise even the country’s long-standing ruler.

After Lisbon, what next?

This weekend world leaders are assembling in Lisbon to discuss a new NATO security concept for Europe. Yet in focusing on external threats, the alliance is likely to ignore significant back-yard tensions. The continent would be wise to look elsewhere to ensure its long-term security, writes Jana Kobzova.

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