The EU has gradually assumed a key role in the peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which has undermined the Kremlin’s longstanding dominance in the region.
The head of the SBU’s Kharkiv regional branch has abruptly been fired by the president, the general director of the Antonov State Enterprise suspended, and the ombudswoman suddenly dismissed in the middle of the war. Is politics in Ukraine back?
Turkey’s most popular Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas has channelled the Japanese anime spirit of Voltron to express his frustration at opposition inaction.
The Kremlin’s priority is to get full control of Donbas. The military action and statements by senior Russian officials suggest that Moscow is now entirely focused on gaining full control of the Donbas region as quickly as possible.
Nishani is Albania’s first post-communist president to pass away, following serious health problems
With the Ukraine war leading to a long-term economic rift between Russia and West, Russia is set to become dependent on a resurgent China, economists said on a Raiffeisen/wiiw panel.
The current ruble exchange rate is where the government wants it to be – the fundamental rate is in the RUB75-85/$ corridor but it is currently trading at closer to RUB60/$
As the war rages on, more and more Russians report feeling the effects of sanctions. Under pressure to keep up the impressive rate of new sanctions, the West risks isolating liberal reformers from Russia's business community instead of oligarchs.
Whereas in previous crises the Fed tried to actively stem crises, currently it seems to be proactively inducing the crisis.
Five questions on the minds of business leaders and policymakers in Romania.
Sberbank, Russia’s largest lender, is facing a meltdown from the collapse in its commercial real estate loan book, which is estimated at RUB1.8 trillion ($28bn).
Is Putin ill? Is Putin mad? Is Putin about to be toppled by a coup? The rumour mill is grinding on overtime, and although most of the lurid claims are implausible to say the least, they do remind us of Putin's absolute control over the system.
One last act of selflessness and devotion to his nation is required of Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu. He must forgo the opportunity of taking on Turkey’s despot and allow someone with box office appeal to take his place.
We have all heard the adage that a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon could affect the weather patterns on the other side of the planet. Might the war in Ukraine also have such unintended consequences?
“Here to Stay: Eastern Europeans in Britain” tells the story of the half million citizens of the new EU member states who have moved to the UK since the early 21st century.
In mid-March, Vladimir Putin gave his first substantial commentary on the economic consequences of Western sanctions. Russia is preparing for a scenario where sanctions are never lifted.
No evidence for bizarre propaganda claims circulated in Russian press after series of attacks in Moldovan separatist republic, but they raise worrying questions about Moscow’s intentions.
Moscow is working to secure Mongolia as a junior partner for a new strategically important natural gas pipeline to China.
Most ethnic Russians are descended from peasants and serfs and don’t view themselves as brutal colonisers or chauvinist imperialists. But Russia was an empire from the time of Ivan III and is still going through a post-imperial readjustment.
Last night I attended an event in Washington where I had two conversations relating to Ukraine: one with the principal of a consulting firm, and the other with an employee of the CIA.