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Debacle in the Donbas (Commentary)

Valentin Torba - 24 November 2017

The Donbas is seeing a coup within a coup, as two of the leading separatists turn on each other.

Easing the EU’s Eastern Partnership fatigue (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 16 November 2017

The EU is right to demand reforms from its Eastern Partners – but its own expectations need to adjust to the region’s realities

Hybrid diss: What Oxxxymiron’s rap battle tells us about Russia-US relations (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 02 November 2017

Insecurity sits at the heart of what has been termed Russia’s “assault” on Western democracies.

Make laws not war: Ukrainian president and parliament push for peace resolution in Donbas (Commentary)

Olexiy Haran and Petro Burkovskiy - 23 October 2017

New laws to strengthen Ukraine's control over Donbas and pave the way for conflict resolution.

Kremlin narratives on Crimea resurface in German election debate (Commentary)

Andreas Umland - 19 September 2017

For the future of Ukraine, what Germany thinks and does really matters.

Why Stalin’s popularity doesn’t have to be as terrifying as it seems (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 29 June 2017

Stalin's increasing popularity in Russia is worrying, but its importance should not be exaggerated.

Tangled up in lucre (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 12 June 2017

How the Russian authorities are weaponising ‘financial sloppiness’ to crack down on dissidents

Why Putin won’t get tough on Kadyrov (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 25 April 2017

The persecution of gay people in Chechnya may point to a profound weakness in the Kremlin’s power in the republic.

Armenian elections: The prelude to a pivotal political transition (Commentary)

Richard Giragosian - 30 March 2017

This election heralds a structural transformation in Armenian politics, from a semi-presidential system to a parliamentary form of government.