An in-depth analysis of the political context of Dmitry Medvedev’s rise, focusing on the behind-the-scenes manipulation by ?political technologists’
In 2000, George Bush looked into Putin’s eyes and claimed he had found a soulmate for the West. Today, Western leaders may be about to repeat the same mistake with Dmitry Medvedev.
The Russian presidential election is such a cliffhanger. Will it be the rising star Dmitry “Obamovich” Medvedev? Or the veteran Gennady “McCainovich” Zyuganov? Aren’t we on the edge of our seats?
Kosovo?s independence will require restraint and calm by all parties. Even so, it will present a number of key challenges for the EU.
Kosovo’s imminent independence – while the right course – raises difficult questions about some elements of the European project
Pro-European Boris Tadic may have regained the Serbian presidency, but his country remains sharply divided and the fight for its European future is not over. The EU should think hard about ways to support the pro-democracy camp.
Despite recent problems, Macedonia’s record is still “best in class” and its Euro-Atlantic integration should continue posthaste
Even after a reciprocal endorsement between Putin and Medvedev, a delicate balancing act will be necessary to manage Putin?s succession in the coming months
An in-depth analysis of the new Polish government’s foreign policy
Will Russia’s political tradition of personalised autocracy allow Putin’s survival strategy to succeed? An analysis in Bulgarian