• Undermining Georgia’s Sovereignty

    The Kremlin has many times attempted to establish Georgians in Russia as an anti-Georgian power. There are several odious people, such as a billionaire Mikhail Khubutia who is a member of Russia’s United Russia party, claiming to represent a Georgian minority in Russia.

  • Ukraine: Towards a frozen future?

    Despite negotiations the political dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains unresolved to this day. A similar flawed negotiating dynamic is currently happening in Ukraine. Once again Minsk has become the centre of diplomatic efforts.

  • Civil Society: The Engine for EaP States Reform

    When the Baltic States expressed their interest in joining the European Union and NATO many foreign representatives were skeptical, however their determination and implementation of reforms helped them reach the aims.

  • Russia Will Want War in Ukraine to Stop

    An interview with Richard Farkas, a professor at DePaul University in Chicago: "Putin came to power with no political experience. If you work in the KGB, you do not ever make policy."

  • Eastern Partnership: From Association to Mobility

    Interview with Konrad Pawlik, Undersecretary of State for Eastern Policy, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "The European Neighbourhood policy is an offer to the countries. The offer is on the table and they can take as much as they want."

  • A Critical Summit

    For the European Union, as for the partner countries including Georgia, this Summit will therefore be critical. We must make sure it delivers a strong message of joint commitment to the European future of our region.

  • The Unheard Voices on the Eve of the Riga Summit

    The EU continues to focus on the positive long-term results. This is actively exploited by Russia which cannot offer a viable long-term development model, but manages to “buy” the neighbour countries with short-term benefits.

  • The Foreign Policy Wiseman Speaks Again

    A review of World Order: "Even though Kissinger’s peak years of influence were nigh on half a century ago, he still remains a significant thinker in international relations to this day, if not a direct shaper of policy."

  • In Russia, Nothing is Certain

    An interview with Sergei Davidis, a Russian opposition politician and human rights activist: "Zaur Dadayev and Anzor Gubashev seem to be the true killers of Boris Nemtsov but because the Russian law enforcement agencies have a very bad reputation, nothing is sure."

  • A Businessman’s Arrest and the Decline of a Regime

    The arrest of a leading hi-tech entrepreneur revealed the nature of the Belarusian political system, which appeared to be unable to not only supply democratic accountability and rule of law but also the presence of a functioning state.

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