This weekend’s parliamentary elections in Macedonia are, ironically, an exercise in strengthening anti-democratic forces.
Commentaryby Franco Galdini
Special no more: Kaliningrad on life support
by Sergey Sukhankin - 07th November, 2016
If it is to ever to flourish, Russia’s westernmost outpost needs more freedom, not tighter control, from Moscow.
The ‘new Oprichnina’ and the engineering of souls
by Anna Arutunyan - 04th November, 2016
The creation of Vladimir Putin’s new National Guard has echoes of the darker moments of Russia’s history.
The Glazyev Tapes: Getting to the root of the conflict in Ukraine
by Andreas Umland - 01st November, 2016
The so-called “Surkov Leaks” have reinvigorated the discussion of Moscow’s involvement in the war in Ukraine and the emergence of “people’s republics” in the east of the country.
Threat of instability looms large ahead of Georgia elections
by Tornike Sharashenidze - 06th October, 2016
Tuesday's car bomb in Tbilisi could be just the beginning of election-related turmoil in Georgia.
Crimea goes to the polls: Non-recognition and the Russian Duma elections
by Gareth Davies and Ridvan Bari de Urcosta - 15th September, 2016
It is only by doggedly pursuing non-recognition – and by mainstreaming this belief – that there can be any success in the future.
NATO and Russia – what about the Black Sea?
by Tornike Sharashenidze - 21st July, 2016
What should be done in order to deter Russia from further aggression in this strategic area?
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.