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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

Europe Security

Nordic Defense Cooperation to counter Russian threat

The five Nordic defense ministers announced last week the beginning of extensive military cooperation between their countries, arguing that Russia is currently the biggest threat to European security. In a declaration published

Economics Europe

Crimea in painful transition one year after referendum

One year after Russia seized control of Crimea, the peninsula is going through a painful economic transition. The region has lost 76% of investments, and new ones are unlikely to

Europe Natural resources and energy

EU-Russia energy relations at lowest point since Cold War

It has been one year since the controversial referendum on Crimean independency took place under the protection of Russian arms and the factual annexation of the strategically important peninsula in

International Natural resources and energy

Oil outlook for 2015

“Best two days in 3 years,” read a headline closing the final week before Christmas, an early gift for US equity traders – tonic enough for most to wash down the

Europe Politics

Ukraine parliamentary election will test divided country

The snap parliamentary elections scheduled for October 26 are an important test for Ukraine’s stability. Announced by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in August at arguably the high point of the

Europe Finance

Russian investments at risk from Ukraine sanctions

Ukraine has passed a new law “On sanctions,” which poses a wide range of risks for Russian investors and companies. While investors from Europe and the US are highly unlikely to

International Politics

Will a partnership emerge between Israel and Ukraine?

In the midst of respective civil conflicts, Israel and Ukraine find themselves being drawn closer together. A strengthened partnership between the two countries could yield a number of strategic dividends.

Europe Security

Will Ukraine retake the East from separatists?

Ukraine is on the road to re-establishing its control of the East, but serious issues still remain, making it vulnerable to Moscow’s wishes. On August 4th, Ukrainian forces began operations