What should be done in order to deter Russia from further aggression in this strategic area?
Wider Europe Forum
Increased radicalism, crackdowns, and controversial reforms make for an uncertain succession in troubled times
Apart from the role of corruption, another cause of the crisis is politics
The former military commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic has launched the All-Russian Nationalist Movement, which is an extremely important development to watch
If friends of Ukraine and Georgia want to achieve a lasting security on the eastern frontiers of Europe, they should invest their time and energy to minimise intra-European divisions
It’s not that pop culture has been weaponised. It’s more that Russia’s geopolitical adventures over the last several years owe at least as much, if not more, to Jerry Springer as they do to Soviet military doctrines.
Pending any major breakthrough in Ukraine or Syria, Brussels needs to decide whether it is willing to compromise its position on Ukraine (perhaps by excluding the Russian offshore Arctic from sanctions) for the sake of symbolic recognition at the Arctic Council of its Arctic interests
The West should require Kyiv to take these specific steps to fight graft before disbursing further aid
After six years of Orbán’s government, the country is much more dependent on Russia than it was in 2010, while Russia has gained influence over Hungarian politics, and potentially a way to interfere in EU decision-making
Russia tried using “carrots” to incentivise and co-opt the Crimean Tatars, but now it is resorting to “gauntlets” instead.