• Ukraine Needs Time to Focus on Reforms

    An interview with Nicu Popescu, a senior analyst at the European Union Institute for Security Studies: "Ukraine has to fight two wars. One is in Donbas, but the other one is in the rest of Ukraine."

  • Rebuilding the Engine of Cooperation

    The Ukraine-based Motor Sich is one of the key global manufacturers of engines for military and civilian airplanes and helicopters. With the majority of sales to Russia, how will Motor Sich manage to navigate between politics and business?

  • I Have Never Left Russia

    An interview with Boris Akunin, Russian writer and dissident: "In a spiritual sense, I have never left Russia. Russia is the cultural and emotional sphere in which I function."

  • Lukashenka: Back in the game?

    By organising the meeting in Minsk, Lukashenka had his own goals set and only some joke that Belarusian President did it because he counts on the Nobel Peace Prize for such active engagement.

  • Seven Years of Kosovo's Hollow Sovereignty

    Kosovo cannot make productive use of its economic resources. The standstill over the mineral-rich Trepça mines in northern Kosovo serves as a constant reminder that the country is not yet free in any meaningful sense.

  • Diplomacy Is No Longer Working

    To assess the overall situation, if the US will not increase its engagement in Ukraine, then the Lebanese Nadine Labaki’s film title – “Where Do We Go Now” – might be the right wording defining the dilemma Europeans will face once Putin has won in Ukraine.

  • Iran and Armenia Expand Strategic Co-operation

    The key issue in Armenian-Iranian relations is a railway project that touches the national security issues of Armenia. The 305 kilometre-long railway from Armenia to Iran is estimated to cost some 3.2 billion US dollars.

  • No Breakthrough in Minsk

    An Interview with Jan Piekło, Executive Director of the Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation: "The entire event seemed simply like an inflating balloon which was eventually pierced in the Belarusian capital."

  • Another Minsk Protocol Signed, Now What?

    This protocol is an expanded version of the first Minsk Protocol, which was signed on September 5th 2014. The first agreement was consequently violated and subsequent ceasefires were unable to solve the problem. So will this one be any different?

  • Hollande’s Passion for Foreign Policy

    Non-delivery of the Mistral warships to Russia can pose a great risk to the French economy. One needs to remember that the current economic situation in France is very serious – the unemployment rate is high, especially among certain groups like shipyard workers.

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