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Economics Russia

Inside Turkey’s balancing act in Crimea

The Kerch Strait Bridge may give Turkey more room to maneuver in Crimea to trade with the peninsula and avoid political fallout.

Economics Russia

Go fish! Russian fishing ties with Vietnam set to strengthen

Changes in Russia’s domestic fishing market may push Russia closer to Vietnam and to sell more fish and agricultural products to Asian markets.

Economics Future Generator

Future Generator: Media Sentiment Trending Positive in Ukraine

The ‘Future Generator’ is a highly unique and cutting-edge approach to forecasting ‘media sentiment’, developed by a partnership between Global Risk Insights (GRI) and Ethnographic Edge (EE). The aim of

International Outlook for 2017 Politics

5 territorial disputes to watch out for in 2017

For several places around the world, 2017 could be a watershed year, as various territorial disputes threaten to boil over amidst a climate of global uncertainty.

Europe Politics

South Ossetia and Abkhazia face heightened political risk

Political unrest in Abkhazia and the looming potential of a national referendum in South Ossetia increase the risk outlook for the two breakaway republics. However, the regions are likely to

Europe Security

The dangers of NATO’s power play

NATO faces increased Russian hostility across multiple fronts in Europe.

Economics International

New Russia sanctions a further blow to efforts to end Syria conflict

The new U.S and EU sanctions against Russia that came into effect last month are part of the ongoing response to the Russian annexation of parts of Ukraine and its support

Europe Security

Kiev’s risky affair with far-right nationalists

Self-governing and heavily armed far-right militias represent a rising threat to Ukraine’s fragile political stability, menacing to expand the conflict beyond the Eastern regions of Donestk and Luhansk. These nationalist

Europe Politics

Moldova: The other European country going bankrupt

Moldova, a country of 3.5 million on the brink of bankruptcy, risks becoming a failed state. This would increase instability on the EU’s eastern borders by handing Russia another opportunity

Europe Politics

Book Review: Frontline Ukraine

Richard Sakwa’s Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands is a compelling account of the unfolding of the recent crisis in Ukraine. The book offers a powerful revision of the prevailing