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Europe Politics

Ukraine: Presidential Elections 2019

Ukrainians will cast their vote in a historic Presidential election on Sunday. Poroshenko and Zelensky are the main contenders.

Politics South and Central Asia

Kazakhstan: A new dawn?

Kazakhstan’s leader Nazarbayev resigned from the Presidency after 3 decades to become Chairman of the Security Council and leader of the ruling party.

Eurasia The Security Briefing

Russia’s cyber blindspot: Vulnerabilities and measures

Russian officials have announced plans to disconnect the nation from the wider internet to protect against cyber-attacks. Frequently depicted as a cyber aggressor, Russia suffers from numerous significant weaknesses in its own approach with cyber-attacks. This article covers Russia’s past vulnerabilities to major cyber attacks and how these measures would be deficient in currently preventing one.

Insights South and Central Asia

Between a Bear and a Dragon: New challenges for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev is stepping down. This exposes the new leader to challenges of balancing Kazakh interests between China & Russia

Eurasia Technology and infrastructure

The final iron curtain for Russia’s internet?

Russian legislators sparked hot debate this month voting by an overwhelming majority to permit a trial shutdown of Russia’s segment of the internet (runet).

Economics Europe

Russia: Michael Calvey’s shock arrest

Renowned investment mogul, Michael Calvey, is currently held in pretrial detention by Moscow authorities.

Politics South and Central Asia

Sino-Russian alignment in reality: The case of Central Asia

This article presents an assessment of what the Sino-Russian relationship mean for Central Asia and the United States, in the short and long term.

Guest Post Insights

Guest Post: Humanitarian intervention and information warfare

This article is a Guest contribution that discusses the potential future of State-sponsored information warfare and its ramifications

Europe Politics

Greece ends Macedonia name dispute

On 25 January, the Greek Parliament ratified the Prespa Agreement, thereby ending a 28-year-long dispute over the name of Greece’s northern neighbour. This heralds a new start in Greek-Macedonian relations, but it also has important international implications, including for the NATO and Russia.

Central America Politics

The risks of American military involvement in Venezuela

The world got a glimpse of National Security Advisor John Bolton’s notepad at a White House briefing this week, and it said ‘5,000 troops to Colombia.’ Is this a viable strategy to help ensure stability in Venezuela? What are the risks of the US military becoming involved in another Latin American nation where memories are still rife with US interference? Will it cause conflict with Russia?