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Cover: Putin’s hydra: Inside Russia’s intelligence services

Putin’s hydra: Inside Russia’s intelligence services

by Mark Galeotti - 11th May, 2016

Far from being an all-powerful “spookocracy” that controls the Kremlin, Russia’s intelligence services are internally divided.

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Cover: Putin’s downfall: The coming crisis of the Russian regime

Putin’s downfall: The coming crisis of the Russian regime

by Nikolay Petrov - 19th April, 2016

The current trajectory of the Russian regime is unstable and without dramatic change it will crumble within the next year

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Cover: Survival of the richest: How oligarchs block reform in Ukraine

Survival of the richest: How oligarchs block reform in Ukraine

by Andrew Wilson - 14th April, 2016

The penetration of Ukrainian politics by the super-rich oligarchy still forms a major obstacle to reform

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Cover: Return to instability: How migration and great power politics threaten the Western Balkans

Return to instability: How migration and great power politics threaten the Western Balkans

by Francisco de Borja Lasheras, with Vessela Tcherneva and Fredrik Wesslau - 21st March, 2016

EU’s weakness is prompting a new scramble for power for the Balkans with Russia, Turkey and other actors.

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Cover: European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2016

European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2016

by Dennison et al. - 28th January, 2016

The sixth ECFR Foreign Policy Scorecard highlights the EU's diminishing ability to influence its neighbours, and the neighbourhood's growing impact on the EU.

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Creative Commons by Minamie

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Life in the Grey Zones

by Sophia Pugsley & Fredrik Wesslau - 07th December, 2015

Locked in a shadowy life between war and peace, "grey zones" now litter the map of Eastern Europe

Cover: Dayton revisited: Bosnia’s peace deal 20 years on

Dayton revisited: Bosnia’s peace deal 20 years on

by Carl Bildt - 17th November, 2015

Two decades after the end of the Bosnian war Carl Bildt considers the successes and failures of Dayton.

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Creative Commons, UNICEF Ukraine

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Minsk Monitor

by - 07th November, 2015

Following high level ministerial meetings on Ukraine, ECFR's Wider Europe team report on the implementation the Minsk agreement

Cover: Russia’s quiet military revolution and what it means for Europe

Russia’s quiet military revolution and what it means for Europe

by Gustav Gressel - 12th October, 2015

Putin’s expansionist policy in Russia’s neighbourhood is backed up by a poised and professional military

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Cover: Turkey, the Kurds and the fight against Islamic State

Turkey, the Kurds and the fight against Islamic State

by Cale Salih - 14th September, 2015

Europe must prioritise diplomatic support for peace between Turkey and the Kurds as a pre-requisite for a successful strategy against Islamic State

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