Wider Europe: Publications

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

Gustav Gressel, Fredrik Wesslau - 19 June, 2017

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

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

Mark Galeotti - 18 April, 2017

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

Heavy Metal Diplomacy: Russia’s Political Use of its Military in Europe since 2014

Mark Galeotti - 19 December, 2016

How the Kremlin uses its military as an instrument of coercive diplomacy

Trouble on the tracks: Averting the Turkey-EU ‘train wreck’

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 24 November, 2016

Despite the vote in the European Parliament to “freeze” Turkey’s EU accession talks, there is still a chance to save the troubled EU-Turkey relationship.

Policy Brief

Keeping up appearances: How Europe is supporting Ukraine’s transformation

Gustav Gressel - 5 October, 2016

Reforms in key state institutions, such as the judiciary, have failed to deliver results.

The good, the bad and the Gülenists

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 23 September, 2016

The role of the Gülen movement in Turkey’s coup attempt

The new power couple: Russia and Iran in the Middle East

Ellie Geranmayeh, Kadri Liik - 13 September, 2016

Joint military operations in Syria have brought Russia and Iran relations closer than at any point since World War II.

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Russia in the grey zones

Sophia Pugsley, Fredrik Wesslau - 30 August, 2016

What role does Russia play in the breakaway regions of Eastern Europe?

With friends like these: Turkey, Russia, and the end of an unlikely alliance

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 23 June, 2016

The growing friendship between Russia and Turkey in recent years was a problem for Europe. But their recent bust-up is an even bigger one.

Absorb and conquer: An EU approach to Russian and Chinese integration in Eurasia

Various authors - 9 June, 2016

Europe shouldn’t be afraid of Russian and Chinese efforts to integrate the Eurasian landmass, but should absorb them into its international order