Chinese and Russian Medical Diplomacy: What’s Behind the Mask?Maria Avdeeva, European Expert Association
In times of humanitarian disaster, even implacable geopolitical opponents help each other in their efforts to save human lives. However, for Europe the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to become more disastrous than even the economic consequences of World War II. It has also given rise to unprecedented disinformation campaigns. Some of their goals are obvious now, others will become clear in the future.
European Expert Association participated in the Europe – Ukraine Forum, which took place on February 4-5 in Polish Rzeszow. The motto of the Forum – “Europe and Ukraine in 2020 – New Opportunities, Old Threats” is not coincidental, since participants discussed the place of the countries of Eastern and Central Europe on the political and economic map of Europe.
Europe – Ukraine Forum has a long tradition. It is organized by the Institute for Eastern Studies.
The Report “Peace in Ukraine I: A European War”, authored by International Crisis Group (ICG, Brussels, Belgium) dated April 28, 2020, proposes to solve the problem of Russian aggression in Donbas region of Ukraine by engaging Russia, the aggressor state, and bringing it back into discussions on European security and regional arms control.
This Is How COVID-19 Might Reinforce the Media
As the world braces itself for the rapidly descending economic hit to come, a review and reinforcement of media structures cannot be overlooked. Only resilient business models and a healthy public sphere will maintain information sovereignty for democracies.