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Dialogue for OSCE Renewal - Shifting Security Back to the People

List of Authors: Reynolds Bradley, Ketola Johanna

Publisher: Transatlantic Policy Quarterly

Place: Istanbul

Publication year: 2022

Journal: Transatlantic Policy Quarterly

Journal acronym: TPQ

Volume number: 21

Issue number: 1

eISSN: 1303-5754


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The OSCE is the largest regional security organization globally, but a common understanding of the institution and the security it seeks to promote has been in decline since roughly 2008. The war in Ukraine and renewed Russian invasion in February 2022 have led many to ask how to sustain the OSCE past 2022. One of the conflicts at the core of the OSCE’s current and existing malaise is the question of what the OSCE of today symbolizes. Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act in 2025, we argue that better incorporation of the perspectives of civil society on the ground may help revive a genuinely comprehensive vision of the OSCE. This approach would allow for shifting away from compartmentalized security and open discussion for different perceptions or how to combine different perceptions of security.

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