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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.

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.

The slow dismantling of the Belarusian state (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 02 September 2020

While this revolutionary movement did not start as a geopolitical endeavour, it will certainly end as one.

Under the waves: Turkey’s Black Sea gas discovery and relations with Europe (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 03 September 2020

Turkey’s discovery of a large gas reserve in the Black Sea could benefit its economy in six or seven years, but it will not ease Turkish-European tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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.

How the frugal four could grow in number and influence (Commentary)

Catharina Sørensen - 07 September 2020

Brexit has denied Denmark a regular ally in EU negotiations. Copenhagen can find new friends – but it should start the hard yards now. 

Why Finland never joined the frugal four (Commentary)

Hanna Ojanen - 04 September 2020

Recent signs that Finland has joined the “frugal four” are overstated, but one member of the group may well be its closest coalition partner.


Russia’s military manoeuvres at the Belarus border – a message to the West (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 18 August 2020

The Kremlin knows that intervening militarily would lose it the goodwill of the Belarusian people. But it does not rule out a managed transition to a candidate of its choice.


How Britain will approach the Brexit endgame (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 23 September 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson likely has no plan other than to stay in power. He will rely on his two closest advisers to oversee Brexit.

Donald Trump’s defeat would deal a blow to European populism (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 25 August 2020

Victory for Joe Biden in November would empower liberals in former Habsburg lands.