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Economics Europe

The Moldovan election: A quiet country at an important crossroads

Europe is full of loud stories, and yet beneath the noise there are first time democratic elections shifting the tide of East-West relations, like Moldova.

Europe Security

Poland’s defense could help sustain its European relationship

The chilling of NATO-Russian relations in the Baltics, Poland and Eurasia is no secret. Both Russia and NATO have stepped up defense on their borders due to perceived threats. NATO

Europe Power Brokers

Georgia’s foreign minister Mikheil Janelidze: A diplomat with vision

Foreign Minister Janelidze has shown the diplomatic vision necessary for a country torn between promising ties with the West and an easily agitated Russia.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Putin and Erdogan’s meeting signals revived economic ties

Decreased hostilities between Putin and Erdogan signals greater financial opportunity for investors.

Europe North America

Implications of the DNC hack for U.S.-Russia cooperation

Whether or not the Russian government is blamed for the DNC hack, a forecast of implications for the U.S.-Russian relationship should be premeditated.

Security South and Central Asia

Shifts in global terror pose threats to Caspian energy investment

With the emergence of new global terror trends, the potential for terror-based disruptions to the oil industry in Central Asia and the Caucuses is causing concern.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Erdogan’s diplomatic openings: An international power play

Erdogan’s recent openings are part of a wider strategy to better Turkey’s international standing while the country faces multiple challenges.

Economics South and Central Asia

Kazakhstan and the Oil Investment Deal: Implications for Trans-Asiatic Trade

A major investment in Kazakhstan’s oil industry is bringing new opportunities to the vital Central Asian nation—but with risks for its trade with Asia.

Europe Security

Georgia cozies up to Europe, what will Russia think?

The Georgia Association Agreement came into force this week and Georgia’s relationship with Europe became increasingly important. How will Russia react?

Brexit Europe Politics

After Brexit, Eastern Europe remains loyal, for now

After Brexit highlighted fears over immigration, the EU needs to listen better to its citizens. While Western members face uncertainty, Eastern Europe remains loyal to the EU, for now.