Articles on Wider Europe

Ukraine’s broadening horizons (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 14 August 2019

Zelensky's visit to Turkey signals the growing importance of Turkish-Ukrainian relations

Two decades of Putin (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 09 August 2019

Two decades on from his ascent to power, Putin cuts a lonely figure in a political desert

Borrell in the Western Balkans (Commentary)

Petrit Selimi - 09 August 2019

Borrell will need to add depth to his dialogue team to ensure a comprehensive deal between Kosovo and Serbia 

Europe’s new agenda in the Western Balkans (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 07 August 2019

The main message for the Western Balkans is clear: countries in the region need to demonstrate a sufficient level of political governance before any technical process of EU accession can begin.

Chernobyl on ice: Russia’s new floating nuclear plant (Commentary)

Oscar Voss - 02 August 2019

Questionable assumptions underpin Russia’s latest move to open up its Arctic territory – and attract in European and Chinese business.

Inside Sevastopol: The maverick city fights back (Commentary)

Ridvan Bari Urcosta - 30 July 2019

The most pro-Russian part of Crimea is also the greatest source of headaches for Moscow. Will the Kremlin succeed in extending its writ there?

Unhappy anniversary: Turkey’s failed coup and the S-400 (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 17 July 2019

More than anything, the S-400 saga reflects the emergence of Erdogan’s “New Turkey”. This New Turkey wants to see itself as an emerging global power.

Kosovo, the global far right, and the threat to liberalism (Commentary)

Loïc Tregoures - 11 July 2019

The history of Kosovo is a banner under which the international far right assembles. Western politicians would do well to understand its dangers.

Too normal? Georgia, democracy, and the ‘Gavrilov crisis’ (Commentary)

Tornike Sharashenidze - 02 July 2019

The sight of a Russian Communist presiding in their parliament has shocked Georgians into demanding greater democracy and circumspection towards Moscow.

What will the Istanbul election change? (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 28 June 2019

The residents of Istanbul sent a big message to the government of Turkey by electing Ekrem Imamoglu mayor, but what will the election change?