Politics

Europe and the US clash over the Middle East in Warsaw

Last week’s Warsaw Middle East conference highlighted the competing visions on the Middle East…

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Ukraine Elections Special: Comedian Zelensky, the Underdog of Ukrainian Presidential Elections

In Ukraine, 2019 is an important election year. The first round of presidential elections will take…

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TurkStream Tightens Kremlin’s Grip Over Balkan Energy

The new natural gas pipeline running from the Black Sea to Turkey forms part of a ring of Russian…

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This Spring, European Right-wing Populists Could Become Stronger Than Ever Before

There is still about three months until the elections to the European Parliament on the 24th and…

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Balkan Media Scene and Russian Influence

Regardless of the post-war Western investments into the democratisation of the media, much of the…

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Provocation in Western Ukraine: The European Far Right Serving Russian Interests

It was through a provocation of far-right activists connected to the Russian regime that the…

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Can the Armenian “Velvet Revolution” End the Country’s Dependence on Russia?

The victory of Nikola Pashinyan and his party in December 2018 marked the end of the so-called…

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Macedonia has agreed on a new name, but the future will be decided by an unpredictable Greek vote

The Macedonian parliament agreed on a new name following the deal between Greece and Macedonia,…

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The Bear never sleeps: The Position of the Serbian-Russian Humanitarian Centre in Niš

In an attempt to prevent a potential humanitarian crisis threatening its population, Serbia has…

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Why is the Czech Republic supporting Israel

Observers in Western Europe are sometimes baffled by what they view as Eastern European favouritism…

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The Hungarian Battle for Democracy

The Hungarian government is pushing radical reforms to the country’s justice system and labour code…

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The most important stories of 2018, as told by the ESJ

The year 2018 brought some very interesting developments in the area of European security and…

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At Times of Intensified Enemy Espionage, Czech President Attacks Counterintelligence Service

The 2017 report by the Czech Security Information Service unequivocally characterized the…

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Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and the Russian Factor: Opportunity for Cheap Points

In the Balkans, negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina were initially successful through the so…

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Georgian Election Showed Flaws in Country's Democracy

For the first time in history, Georgians elected a female president. It was not a fair fight. The…

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Russia, North Kosovo and Kosovo Serbs: What are the connections?

The position of Kosovo Serbs is an often overlooked factor in the Serbia-Kosovo dispute. Decisions…

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First Step Towards EU Army: Member States Must Buy EU Military Equipment

It is said that the establishment of an EU army is now more a question of ‘when’ and ‘how’ and no…

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The Reluctant West is Needed in the Balkans

With undemocratic powers hustling for influence in the Western Balkans, the region needs EU and US…

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“Elections” in Donbass are Undermining the Peace Process

Recent illegitimate elections in Donbass have unsurprisingly confirmed the same leaders, who have…

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What's behind the current governmental crisis in Czechia?

Last week’s big events have shaken up the Czech political scene in an unexpectedly significant…

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