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What China’s Aircraft Carrier Means for its Naval Defence Capabilities

On April 26 at the Dalian Shipyard, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier.

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 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 Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Netanyahu meets U.S. President. Ecuador goes to the polls. Munich holds security conference. The G20 meets. Ukraine talks. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Yellen speaks. BoJ discusses rates. EU-Ukraine Association meets. Russia releases economic figures. Electoral College votes.

Economics Europe

2017 will see more EU division over Russia sanctions

Russia’s counter-sanctions are hurting various European economies while major investment projects in Russia are being blocked by EU sanctions. This situation has led to enhanced tensions within the EU, thus increasing the risk of disunity regarding its policy towards Moscow.

Europe Politics

Belarus’ latest elections: A potential for further opening

While the election of two opposition MPs does not change Belarus’ power balance, it does show signs of a thaw towards the opposition and the EU.

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

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?

Europe Security

NATO steps up pressure along Russia borders

NATO recent exercises in Moldova and Georgia are part of a wider strategy aimed at increasing military pressure on Moscow in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.