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.
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
by Andrew Wilson - 27th October, 2017
Dramatic change may not be on the cards, but the EU can and should shift to a ‘status quo plus’ approach that builds on existing activity.
Renewed Minsk-Moscow cooperation in the ‘Zapad’ war games should not see the door to Belarus closed
by Mark Galeotti - 01st September, 2017
Insofar as there is a command-and-control node, it is within the Presidential Administration.
by Gustav Gressel - 14th July, 2017
Anti-Western elements, exploitable by the Kremlin, exist not only on the fringes of European politics, but reach right into the heart of established parties.