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#Baltics manipulate #NATO finances to their advantage

#Baltics manipulate #NATO finances to their advantage

| March 18, 2019

Three NATO member states – Denmark, Estonia and Latvia – are sure that they have made an important step towards strengthening their security. On 8 March, the defence ministers of these countries opened the headquarters of Multinational Division North (MND N) in Latvia’s Adazi, writes Viktors Domburs. It is known that during the NATO summit […]

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#Ukraine’s presidential election: Key candidates and key questions

#Ukraine’s presidential election: Key candidates and key questions

| March 11, 2019

Anna Korbut breaks down the leading contenders for Ukraine’s presidency and the questions voters need to be asking. Anna Korbut  Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @Ann_Korbut Ukraine’s post-Maidan political arrangement has delivered on some transformations but proved disappointing on others. Regardless of who wins the presidential polls, which begin on […]

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#Putin hold on the Russian public is loosening

#Putin hold on the Russian public is loosening

| March 1, 2019

The Kremlin remains determined to establish itself as a hegemonic great power, and to follow the domestic as well as international priorities that have underpinned that objective since Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency in 2012. But Russia’s wider public has become less committed to the Kremlin agenda. Sir Andrew Wood Associate Fellow, Russia and […]

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#Moldova weak democracy is a growing risk for Europe

#Moldova weak democracy is a growing risk for Europe

| February 28, 2019

The country’s politics have been captured by a corrupt elite, creating a worrying security risk on the edge of Europe. Cristina Gherasimov  Academy Associate, Russia and Eurasia Programme @cgherasimov A man walks to the polls on election day, 24 February, in Chisinau. Photo: Getty Images. The outcome of Sunday’s (24 February) election portends badly for […]

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The historical Alliance Between European leftists and Islamists

The historical Alliance Between European leftists and Islamists

| February 20, 2019

A few years ago when Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, travelled to Gaza, an Israeli media outlet called her a “Communist” and an “Islamophile” – writes Erfan Kasraie The part of the statement about her being a Communist is factually accurate given her past membership in […]

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#NATO – Face of peaceful and friendly Europe has changed

#NATO – Face of peaceful and friendly Europe has changed

| February 13, 2019

Europe does not even try any more to wear a mask of past tolerance. Tensions are constantly increasing. Unrest is sweeping across Europe like wildfire. Through riots caused by different events and decisions, political convulsions make Europeans feel uncomfortable. People are tired of being unheard by the authorities, writes Viktors Domburs. Misunderstanding between ordinary people […]

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#Russia sanctions: Myths and lessons

#Russia sanctions: Myths and lessons

| February 8, 2019

Since they were first imposed in 2014, Western sanctions on Russia have provoked fierce debates. Major developments over the course of 2018 should settle many of them. Dr Nigel Gould-Davies Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @Nigelgd1 The Kremlin in Moscow. Photo: Getty Images. Three things stand out. First, sanctions now directly target economic elites […]

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