• Rysskräck and Sweden’s Ambivalence

    Sweden has a sizeable Russian diaspora, whose organisations have in recent years been gradually co-opted into the Kremlin’s Russkiy Mir network of influence.

  • The Struggle Continues in Georgia

    After rallies in April 2013 and November 2014 oppositional United National Movement again expressed its discontent with the policy of the ruling Georgian Dream party.

  • Democratic Change Always Comes from Within

    A conversation with Maria Leissner, Secretary General of the Community of Democracies: "I believe that the greatest threat to Putin’s power comes from his own dissatisfied citizens and nowhere else."

  • Elections in Moldova's Gagauzia: Particularities and prognoses

    The election campaign in Moldova’s autonomous region of Gagauzia is over and its people voted on March 22nd 2015 for their next bashkan (governor).

  • Crimea is Ours! One year after annexation

    In the spring of 2014 the slogan most often heard on Russian television was “Crimea is ours!” In 2015, however, words like these are no longer shouted on the streets of Sevastopol or Simferopol.


  • Crimea is our Homeland

    An interview with Mustafa Dzhemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatar National Movement: "Half a month prior to the invasion by Russian troops, I was requested to attend a meeting with a fairly influential figure of the Russian federal security service."

  • Who Benefits from Gazprom’s Turn to Asia?

    The Chinese minister of foreign affairs declared on March 8th that by the end of 2015, his country will sign another contract with Russia for the delivery of around 30 billion cubic metres of gas per year from western Siberia.

  • We Are All Losing in Ukraine

    An interview with Hiski Haukkala, a Professor of International Relations at the University of Tampere and a Special Adviser at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

  • Spotlight on Baku

    The spotlight in energy games in the next few years will most certainly be on Baku with its friendly ties with all the involved parties. The country will play a significant role in the coming period in shaping of the EU gas supplies aiming to decrease dependence on Gazprom.

  • Romania Needs a Real Partnership with Poland

    An interview with Armand Goșu, a professor at the Faculty of Political Science at the Bucharest University.

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