Reflections from our correspondents attending conferences around the Central and Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States region.
November 11, 2022
Ruling parties are turning state broadcasters into propaganda mouthpieces, spreading disinformation, and using friendly private or state-owned companies to build sycophantic media empires.
May 10, 2022
The three-month-old war in Ukraine dominated the agenda on the first day of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development meeting in Marrakech, the first in-person AM in three years.
February 21, 2022
The Arctic states including Russia and the US have benefitted from regional co-operation, even while building up their military capabilities. A land war in Ukraine would change this.
November 17, 2021
Moldovan officials stressed their commitment to reform and EU integration as the country’s largest bank MAIB eyes a London IPO.
July 16, 2021
There is strong political will to forge trade, transport and energy links between Central and South Asia, but achieving this depends on restoring peace in Afghanistan.