There are homegrown democrats in Russia who do not automatically sympathise with the West. They could lead the country to change from the top.
The EU is now the obvious platform for strategic health planning – but it still has work to ensure greater trust and solidarity in the face of future health crises
The bloc should reframe how it speaks of human rights and democracy, while developing closer security and military links with select neighbours
In February High Representative Josep Borrell visited Moscow to discuss key issues of concern and test the waters for building a more „constructive dialogue” between…
What kind of implications do the developments in Belarus have for the wider neighbourhood and Europe?
Following Josep Borrell’s unsuccessful visit to Moscow, Europe is once again facing the question of how to tailor its relations with Russia. How to explain…
The European Union should be in no hurry either to engage with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime or to force a diplomatic crisis. Rather than vacillating between resets and crackdowns, the EU should pursue a strategy of “principled indifference”
If he had thoughts of leaving the Kremlin prior to the Navalny assassination attempt, Vladimir Putin likely now sees no exit for himself
What lessons can be drawn from Josep Borrell’s controversial visit to Moscow?
Berlin has no will to rethink its long-held assumption that it can somehow improve Europe-Russia relations by engaging with Moscow from a position of weakness and betting on the benefits of long-term economic ties