Articles

Four ways Navalny’s protests go beyond Bolotnaya (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 29 March 2017

By making this protest about corruption, Navalny is playing the long game, and he is playing it well.

Six problems with Trump’s anti-ISIS strategy (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 28 March 2017

The emerging picture is of an administration single-mindedly focused on inflicting military defeats, at the expense of the more complicated political dimensions needed to underpin sustainable solutions.

European and foreign policy implications of Bulgaria's election (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 28 March 2017

Borissov will probably have to make some symbolic shifts on foreign policy, but he is likely to do his best to be constructive within the EU.

Kaliningrad: From boomtown to battle-station (Commentary)

Sergey Sukhankin - 27 March 2017

The deployment of Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad has raised fears in Europe that the territory is becoming Russia's key battle-station.

The truth about Russia's defence budget (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 24 March 2017

Contrary to recent claims, Russia's defence budget has not been slashed for 2017. 

The long road to peace: Europe at 60 (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 24 March 2017

Today’s European Union may seem like a market place, a granter of subsidies, and an experiment in governance. But at its core Europe is still the search for peace – it just took a 60 year detour.

The Balkans: Bad news rising (Commentary)

Robert Austin - 24 March 2017

Ethnic rivalries are resurfacing, but the problems are essentially political, not territorial.

The EU’s Road to Rome (Commentary)

Ana Palacio - 22 March 2017

Whatever way Europe goes, the first step is to determine which route it will take.

Trident replacement: losing its vocation? (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 21 March 2017

Britain’s departure from the EU may make the case for its nuclear deterrent replacement harder to sustain.

No country for old moderates (Commentary)

Dina Pardijs - 21 March 2017

The Dutch election has been interpreted as a victory for moderates over populists. But there are worrying signs hidden in the results.