Commentaryby Anna Arutunyan
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.
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
Georgia: Fearing the worst from the Karabakh flare-up
by Tornike Zurabashvili - 12th April, 2016
Georgia fears that Nagorno-Kharabakh hostilities could draw in powerful neighbours, Turkey and Russia
Erase and Rewind: Moldova’s Constitutional Reform
by Stanislav Secrieru - 07th April, 2016
The timing and political consequences of the decision to repeal the constitutional amendments seem to confirm suspicions over the independence of the court.
Kaliningrad: Russia’s stagnant enclave
by Sergey Sukhankin - 31st March, 2016
On 1 April, Kaliningrad’s special economic zone privileges expire, meaning that it will lose its right to duty-free trade and will have to stand on its own two feet.