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  • The delayed threat of Strelkov's opposition movement

    by Anna Arutunyan - 20th June, 2016

    The former military commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic has launched the All-Russian Nationalist Movement, which is an extremely important development to watch.

    Intermarium - the view from Georgia

    by Tornike Zurabashvili - 26th May, 2016

    If friends of Ukraine and Georgia want to achieve a lasting security on the eastern frontiers of Europe, they should invest their time and energy to minimise intra-European divisions.

    How Russia weaponized Eurovision – not

    by Anna Arutunyan - 19th May, 2016

    It’s not that pop culture has been weaponised. It’s more that Russia’s geopolitical adventures over the last several years owe at least as much, if not more, to Jerry Springer as they do to Soviet military doctrines.

    EU-Russia relations in the Arctic on ice

    by Duncan Depledge and Dmitriy Tulupov - 17th May, 2016

    Pending any major breakthrough in Ukraine or Syria, Brussels needs to decide whether it is willing to compromise its position on Ukraine (perhaps by excluding the Russian offshore Arctic from sanctions) for the sake of symbolic recognition at the Arctic Council of its Arctic interests.

    No reforms, no aid for Ukraine

    by Josh Cohen - 06th May, 2016

    The West should require Kyiv to take these specific steps to fight graft before disbursing further aid.

    Hungary in the grip of a bear hug

    by Dariusz Kalan - 05th May, 2016

     After six years of Orbán’s government, the country is much more dependent on Russia than it was in 2010, while Russia has gained influence over Hungarian politics, and potentially a way to interfere in EU decision-making.

    Banning the Mejlis: From “carrots” to “gauntlets”

    by Ridvan Bari Urcosta - 19th April, 2016

    Russia tried using “carrots” to incentivise and co-opt the Crimean Tatars, but now it is resorting to “gauntlets” instead. 

    Countering Russian expansionism: Blueprints for a new security alliance

    by Andreas Umland - 18th April, 2016

    Prospects for a central and eastern European security union

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