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US Secretary of State sells Iran deal to the GCC. Ukraine granted second tranche of IMF bailout. GOP candidates struggle with Donald Trump in first Republican debate. Stocks to plunge

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

International Politics The Week Ahead

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Emergency summit in Brussels could be Greece’s last chance at resolving its debt. European foreign ministers meet to discuss Ukraine. Political scandal in Brazil hits U.S. courts. EU leaders meet to discuss migration

Economics Europe

Book review: Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How To Fix It

As the conflict continues in Ukraine with international media outlets painting an unequivocally pessimistic situation, Anders Aslund argues that Ukraine’s political class is facing an opportunity to make things right on the

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

International Politics The Week Ahead

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Chinese Premier Keqiang plans tour to South America. Indian PM Modi prepares a visit to South Korea to discuss ties. The US Treasury Department considers market risks. Nigeria sets interest

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

Europe Security

Despite Minsk II agreement, fighting continues near Mariupol, Ukraine

In Ukraine, ongoing localized violence along Mariupol periphery highlights risk of conflict expansion via indirect attacks in southern coastal region. Since the enactment of the Minsk II agreements on February 12th

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