Articles on Wider Europe

Austria: Russia’s Trojan Horse? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 21 December 2017

Europe should be worried about the new Austrian government’s proximity to Russia, not Hungary.

Russia’s military victory masks diplomatic impotence in Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 15 December 2017

Damascus has continually rebuffed Russian efforts to pivot to a political track, highlighting Moscow’s apparent inability to rein in its client.

Curtain comes down on Balkan Hague tribunals (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 13 December 2017

Many crimes remain unanswered for, but with the Hague phase essentially over, it is about time for the difficult process of reconciliation.

Resolving the Macedonian Name Dispute: Prospect for Transformative Mutual Recognition (Commentary)

Veton Latifi and Kalypso Nicolaidis - 12 December 2017

Greece and Macedonia need to distinguish between issues where they can agree to disagree and those where they need to agree.

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.

Spain’s Kosovo-Catalonia conundrum (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 24 November 2017

Madrid is inadvertently equating Catalonia and Kosovo and, by doing so, revealing itself to be unable to distinguish between legitimate aspirations for self-rule and destabilizing separatism.

The Zarrab affair (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 24 November 2017

The saga of an Iranian gold trader has driven a wedge between Turkey and its allies.

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.

Turkey-US relations locked into a downward spiral (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 27 October 2017

Think Turkey’s relationship with Europe is bad? Think again.