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The byzantine fight for Dagestan’s strategic Makhachkala port

Ramazan Abdulatipov seems ready to close a sale of the state-owned port of Makhachkala to an Iranian-led group. The sale exposes the difficult balancing act elites are playing in the region.

Europe Future Generator

Future Generator: Positive UK media coverage will continue for the next two weeks

EE’s data analytics platform projects that media sentiment towards the UK and Brexit will remain positive over the next two weeks.

Economics Europe Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: The lira and Turkey’s risky debt

The economic and political problems that Turkey faced over the past year are unlikely to disappear, and may become more acute.

Europe Outlook for 2017 Politics

2017 Preview: Europe’s security and political risk outlook

With 2017 fast approaching, Europe and the EU will likely continue to be exposed to a range of security, financial and political risks.

Asia Pacific Europe

Assessing the outcome of the “Hot Springs Summit”

Despite a lack of breakthrough on the return of the Kuril Islands, Abe likely came away with more to help Japan in light of its interests down the road.

Europe Politics

The European Union and future with the South Caucasus

The European Union (EU) has eyed the South Caucasus for the past two decades, and after the successful union expansion to parts of Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus could be next. The

Economics Europe

Is Britain coming for the tax havens?

While the Criminal Finance Bills lacks several provisions advocates had hoped for, it remains a major step forward in the UK’s ability to tackle tax evasion and fraud in the

Europe Politics

Pro-Russian wins in Bulgaria and Moldova: Ideology or pragmatism?

Last month, Bulgaria and Moldova elected pro-Russian presidential candidates. What do these victories signify: a reversal of ideological loyalties away from NATO and the EU and towards Russia, a public outcry against the corruption of the pro-Western governing elites, or a new era of ‘pivot states,’ which try to balance out their allegiances? A guest post by Dr. Gergana Dimova.

Europe Politics

Italy and the consequences of the “No” vote

Italy voted “No” to the national referendum on Sunday, December 4th resulting in important economic and political consequences for the nation and the European Union (EU).

Europe Politics

Are we seeing the end of anti-Russian sanctions?

Upcoming EU elections promise to see greater prominence of pro-Russian candidates, undermining Europe’s efforts to renew is Russian sanctions in 2017.