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What does Russia want? (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 26 May 2017

The nature of the 'Russia challenge' – and how to address it.

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.

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.

Germany, not China, will be Donald Trump’s enemy number one (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke & Mark Leonard - 03 May 2017

Donald Trump's government is increasingly taking aim at Germany – it is time for Berlin to acknowledge the potential danger.

Stabilising Mali - why Europe must look beyond technicalities (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 24 May 2017

To foster long-term stability in Mali, the international community must not content itself with the implementation of technicalities.

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.

Macron’s Foreign Policy: Claiming the tradition (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Jeremy Shapiro - 05 May 2017

Macron’s inexperience means he needs to reassure the electorate that he can manage the national security state.

Statement from concerned Europeans on the Central European University (Commentary)

- 05 April 2017

We call on EU governments, leaders and the European Commission to strongly denounce the Hungarian government's attack on academic freedom.

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.

China’s Belt and Road – new name, same doubts? (Commentary)

Angela Stanzel - 19 May 2017

Beijing is trying to create an inclusive narrative around its new Silk Road initiative, but fails to convince the sceptics.

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. 

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.

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.