Eastern Europe and Russia

Interview with Richard Morningstar: Why Did Biden Wave Sanctions Against Nord Stream 2?

The Biden administration has waived sanctions on the company behind Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas…

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Interview with John Herbst: Washington Is Not Likely to Press for Permanent US Bases in Eastern Europe

The new US administration will likely pursue a policy of continuity in Eastern Europe when it comes…

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Authoritarian Statecraft in Belarus and Russia: Difference of Responsibility Deniability Approach

The recent Belarus Ryanair plane hijacking was an audacious act against international law. However,…

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Pashinyan’s Collapse and Armenia’s Lost Hopes for the Western Course

Nikol Pashinyan, the Armenian Prime Minister, hasn’t had it easy in the past few months. Although…

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Facebook Has Taken on a Role within National Security

The internet has been consistently blurring the lines of national borders, which may have positive…

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Diplomatic Warfare: Russia’s Misuse of Diplomacy to Further State Interests

Recent events in Central Europe have brought to light an acute problem - Russian spy and…

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European Security After Biden’s Inauguration

With Joe Biden in the White House, the U.S. foreign policy is expected to change, get back to the…

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The Black Sea Beyond its Conflicts

With the Black Sea hitting international media for all the wrong reasons, the significance of the…

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A Second Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Unlikely but Possible

On 22 April, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Russia was withdrawing the…

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Russian Deployment in the Black Sea Spells War

Russia’s deployment of amphibious assault warships in the Black Sea spells war and Russian…

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Russia’s Creeping Expansion in the South Caucasus

The Russian-brokered ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan has allowed Moscow to deploy its…

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Ukraine and NATO: Partners Regardless of Barriers

In the eight years following Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Kyiv looks to NATO as a key…

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What Works When Everything Fails in European Diplomacy

Tedo Japaridze speaks to Roberto Montella the General Secretary of the Parliamentary Assembly (PA)…

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Russian Hybrid Threat: Cheap and Lucrative

Hybrid warfare and hybrid threats have become popular concepts in both political and academic…

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Turkey Remains an Advocate of NATO Enlargement

One of Turkey’s most authoritative diplomatic voices reiterates Ankara’s commitment to a Euro…

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ECtHR Judgement in Georgia v. Russia (II): A Bittersweet Victory for Georgia

In January 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found Russia responsible for human…

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When Democracy Is Contested

In the early 1990s democratisation and liberalisation were regarded as parts of an indivisible and…

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A Boom in E2E Encryption Apps Usage Makes Finding a Noninvasive Solution a Necessity

Protecting personal privacy is gradually becoming increasingly important to the public. This became…

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Vaccination Politicization: Misuse of Pandemic Response in Europe

Vaccines, in the eyes of some, have become the modern panacea, but are scarce. Some countries…

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Time for Plan B in Belarus: Timely Transition and Reform are Necessary

As protests in Belarus simmer, strong opposition to Alexander Lukashenko has locked it in a frozen…

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