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Carl Bildt - 19 August, 2020
While many Western observers have seized on Ukraine's 2004-5 and 2014 revolutions to understand the mass protests in Belarus, a much better analogy is Armenia's democratic transition in 2018.
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.
Mark Leonard - 4 August, 2020
By weaponising immigration and launching new foreign adventures, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasingly acting like his Russian counterpart. And though such behaviour speaks to a deteriorating political situation at home, Europeans can no longer assume that…
Vladimir Shopov - 30 July, 2020
EU-Africa relations are characterised by a series of failed beginnings. They continue to suffer from a lack of deep and far-reaching political will, despite being the subject of a series of diplomatic initiatives in the past two decades.
Kadri Liik - 30 July, 2020
The July 2020 report by the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee is part of a wider and somewhat depressing phenomenon: Western countries’ analyses of what Russia is doing are often mediocre in the eyes of those in Moscow.
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Anna Diamantopoulou - 23 July, 2020
The EU should look to its own history as it aims to secure its own interests and resolve tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 23 July, 2020
Europe needs a grand bargain with Turkey that can create a short- and longer-term conflict-resolution framework covering energy, maritime boundaries, the Cyprus conflict, and Libya.
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 28 May, 2020
EU member states can find ways to cooperate with Turkey to support stabilisation in parts of the safe zone, without violating their interests and core principle
Dumitru Minzarari and Vadim Pistrinciuc - 23 April, 2020
Failure to strengthen Eastern Partnership states could strengthen Russia and allow authoritarianism to diffuse westward into the EU
Beáta Huszka - 7 January, 2020
The EU should demonstrate its commitment to the Western Balkans by encouraging countries there to resolve their outstanding disputes