The eruption of protest in Istanbul and other Turkish cities expresses vigorous opposition to the political direction of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This is a big, even historic, moment in Turkey.
What does the end of “managed democracy” mean for Europe?
Russia is undergoing the sharpest crackdown on the opposition in almost twenty years. Has Putin defeated the opposition? And how far can he go without triggering a backlash?
Thomas Graham and Andrei Soldatov will discuss the internal dynamics and contradictions of the Russian regime and their implications on the country’s actions and interests in the international arena
The time has come for the EU to rethink its relationship with its biggest neighbour. Instead of talking about strategic relations with Moscow, the EU should consider a strategic pause.
Vladimir Putin may still be the most popular politician in Russia, but his system of government is showing certain signs of weakness one year after returning to power.
Although it may seem that Europe is down and out as it struggles with multiple crises, things are in fact far, far better than they appear on the surface.