Serbia’s 5G deal with Washington: The art of muddling through (Commentary)

Majda Ruge, Stefan Vladisavljev - 22 September 2020

There is no obvious reason why Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic would turn his back on a relationship with China from which he draws a great deal of political capital.

Meeting Svetlana Tikhanovskaya: How Europeans should support the Belarusian opposition (Commentary)

Lia Quartapelle - 16 September 2020

The EU should nurture Belarusian protesters’ experiences with political participation and their demands for democracy.

After Abe: How Japan’s new prime minister should handle diplomacy (Commentary)

Elli Pohlkamp - 16 September 2020

Shinzo Abe’s aggressive and successful diplomacy has helped make Japan a pillar of liberal democracy and a beneficiary of the rules-based international order. His successor has vowed to protect these interests.

Belarus and Armenia: How Russia handles uprisings (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel & Nicu Popescu & Andrew Wilson - 16 September 2020

Russia’s goal in its neighbourhood is to regain influence, not to be surrounded by neutral, self-sufficient buffer states.

What Montenegro’s future government means for the Western Balkans (Commentary)

Sinisa Vukovic, Majda Ruge - 15 September 2020

Supporters of Western integration for Montenegro may look hopefully at the smallest – and pro-European – member of the new coalition. But wider forces are likely to overwhelm it.

The frugal blues: An underappreciated threat to the European project (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 15 September 2020

It would be premature to conclude that the frugal four are, or will remain, happy about the EU’s budgetary deal.

Brexit as perpetual motion: Why Boris Johnson will never stop fighting the EU (Commentary)

Rafael Loss - 11 September 2020

It is in the British prime minister’s interests to carry on a ‘war with Brussels’, no matter how tired EU leaders already are of the issue.

The pandemic was supposed to be great for strongmen. What happened? (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 11 September 2020

From Trump to Lukashenka, authoritarians are discovering that this isn’t their kind of crisis.

Trump’s Kosovo show: No big deal (Commentary)

Majda Ruge - 10 September 2020

The White House’s sloppy agreement does little to advance dialogue, and comes at a high price.

Why America is facing off against the International Criminal Court (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 08 September 2020

The US long ago took umbrage at the – unlikely – prospect that the ICC could prosecute Americans. The consequences of this stance are now revealing themselves.