Commentaryby Gareth Davies and Ridvan Bari de Urcosta
Commentaryby Tornike Sharashenidze
Kazakhstan’s triple crisis: a perfect storm in the making?
by Nicolás de Pedro & Ryskeldi Satke - 15th July, 2016
Increased radicalism, crackdowns, and controversial reforms make for an uncertain succession in troubled times.
Who’s to blame for Transnistria’s economic crisis?
by Karina Lungu - 07th July, 2016
Apart from the role of corruption, another cause of the crisis is politics.
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.