De-escalation of the War at Ukraine, and Its Resolution by International Security Organisations.


The article is aimed on the identification of the tools of the international security organisations (NATO, European Union, Organisation for security and Cooperation in Europe) for de-escalation and resolution of the violent conflict in Ukraine. It is based on the liberal institucionalism. It characterizes and systematises tools and divides it into “soft power” and “hard power” tools. It is analysed the possibility of the use of armed forces as a coercive tool or in peacekeeping or monitoring missions. The NATO and the EU became involved in coercive diplomacy, the OSCE as a “soft power” becomes involved in mediation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and dispatched long time missions. All three analysed organisations used the tools without placing of armed forces.

Zbyněk Dubský, Ph.D., born in 1974, works as an assistant professor at the Jan Masaryk Centre for International Studies, University of Economics, Prague and teaches at the University of International and Public Relations in Prague. His research is focused on global governance, security and defence with a special focus on European integration process and Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He is the author of textbooks, articles and chapters in monographs. He is a committee member of the Czech United Nations Association (CZUNA).

Country: Czech Republic


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