Wider Europe: Publications

Policy Brief

The Way Back: Brain Drain and Prosperity in the Western Balkans

by Alida Vracic - 09th May, 2018

The EU should do more to promote circular migration as part of their ongoing pursuit of European integration.

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The discreet charm of hypocrisy:  An EU-Turkey Power Audit

by Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 23rd March, 2018

The survey reveals the varying motivations of the 28 EU member states for keeping Turkey close -- but not too close.

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Policy Brief

The arrival of post-Putin Russia

by Ivan Krastev and Gleb Pavlovsky - 01st March, 2018

Following Russia’s March 2018 election, the behaviour of the country’s elites will be defined by the expectation of the president’s departure

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Cover: Partners for Life: Europe’s Unanswered ‘Eastern Question’

Policy Brief

Partners for Life: Europe’s Unanswered ‘Eastern Question’

by Andrew Wilson - 27th October, 2017

Dramatic change may not be on the cards, but the EU can and should shift to a ‘status quo plus’ approach that builds on existing activity.

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Cover: So far from god, so close to Russia: Belarus and the Zapad military exercise

So far from god, so close to Russia: Belarus and the Zapad military exercise

by Fredrik Wesslau & Andrew Wilson - 11th September, 2017

Renewed Minsk-Moscow cooperation in the ‘Zapad’ war games should not see the door to Belarus closed

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Cover: Controlling Chaos: How Russia manages its political war in Europe

Controlling Chaos: How Russia manages its political war in Europe

by Mark Galeotti - 01st September, 2017

Insofar as there is a command-and-control node, it is within the Presidential Administration.

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Cover: Fellow travellers: Russia, anti-Westernism, and Europe’s political parties

Fellow travellers: Russia, anti-Westernism, and Europe’s political parties

by Gustav Gressel - 14th July, 2017

Anti-Western elements, exploitable by the Kremlin, exist not only on the fringes of European politics, but reach right into the heart of established parties.

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Cover: The great unravelling: four doomsday scenarios for Europe’s Russia policy

The great unravelling: four doomsday scenarios for Europe’s Russia policy

by Gustav Gressel & Fredrik Wesslau - 19th June, 2017

There is no room for complacency in Europe’s stance towards Russia and Ukraine.

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Cover: Crimintern: How the Kremlin uses Russia’s criminal networks in Europe

Crimintern: How the Kremlin uses Russia’s criminal networks in Europe

by Mark Galeotti - 18th April, 2017

European states and institutions have to consider the challenges posed by Russian-based organised crime, and adopt measures to combat it.

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