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Kyrgyzstan: President Atambayev’s Constitutional Gamble (Commentary)

Franco Galdini - 09 December 2016

Political turmoil could follow Kyrgyz vote on President Atambayev’s controversial constitutional amendents.

Dodon's Moldova will not rush towards Russia (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 23 November 2016

Moldova may return more towards the ‘balancing’ policy of the Communist leader Vladimir Voronin.

Special no more: Kaliningrad on life support (Commentary)

Sergey Sukhankin - 07 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 (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 04 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 (Commentary)

Andreas Umland - 01 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 (Commentary)

Tornike Sharashenidze - 06 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 (Commentary)

Gareth Davies and Ridvan Bari de Urcosta - 15 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? (Commentary)

Tornike Sharashenidze - 21 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? (Commentary)

Nicolás de Pedro & Ryskeldi Satke - 15 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? (Commentary)

Karina Lungu - 07 July 2016

Apart from the role of corruption, another cause of the crisis is politics.