Articles on Wider Europe

G7 shirking its responsibilities on Russia (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 25 May 2017

If sanctions are considered not to be working, then the answer is not to lift them, but to strengthen them.

MacMeltdown: Understanding the political crisis in Macedonia (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva & Fredrik Wesslau - 05 May 2017

The ongoing crisis in Macedonia could become destabilizing for the region unless the EU takes more decisive action.

Mogherini goes to Moscow but is missing in action in Ukraine (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 27 April 2017

The European Union is absent from diplomatic efforts to resolve the war in eastern Ukraine but obsessed with a misguided even-handedness.

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.

Turkish referendum: Erdogan home but not yet dry (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 19 April 2017

The thin margin of victory presents numerous problems for Erdogan and suggests that all is not yet lost for Turkish democracy.

Into the bear pit: What awaits Tillerson in Moscow? (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 11 April 2017

How will Russia respond to Trump’s Syria strikes?

Turkey’s constitutional referendum: What you need to know (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 07 April 2017

A “Yes” vote could pave the way for a one-man regime and accelerate Turkey’s drift from Europe.

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.

Russia protests: this time it is different (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 29 March 2017

If we consider their potential for long-term impact, Navalny's protests differ in many ways from previous protests in Russia.