Russia Reinforces Black Sea Navy with Caspian Warships

On April 6, Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu announced that the Russian...

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Do Russian Military “Drills” Invite a War in Ukraine?

The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine has been steadily rising in stakes and intensity...

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Another Failure of E.U. Mediation Talks in Georgia: Implications for Conflict Resolution

Georgia, which has been hailed for its democratic development during in the post-Soviet...

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Will Russian Influence in Moldova Decline as Country Heads for Snap Parliamentary Elections?

On March 25, the Moldovan Parliament failed to confirm Igor Grosu, Moldovan President Maia...

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Another Donetsk Diplomatic Mission is Shuttered in Western Europe

On March 23, France’s Court of Appeals ordered the closure of the Donetsk People’s...

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Does the Minsk Group Still Have a Role?

Is there still a role for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Minsk...

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Slovak PM’s Sputnik Procurement Erodes Solidarity with Ukraine and EU

Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic offered the Ukrainian Transcarpathian region in return...

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Romanian Unionist Party to Open in Moldova

The Romanian populist party, the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), will be...

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The Normandy Format Has Failed – For Ukraine and For Europe, Biden Should Administer the Coup de Grace

One week into March, Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky called to convene the Normandy...

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Should Georgia and Ukraine Join NATO? Yes, Just Not Now

In a late January interview, Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky said he would like to...

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Russian Passportization Poses Long-term Threat to Ukrainian Sovereignty

A major component of Russia’s hybrid warfare strategy is ‘passportization.’...

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The Road to Karabakh: Russia’s New Role in Border Control

When the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire Agreement went into effect on November...

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The Vaccine Waiting Game: Why Ukraine Banned Sputnik V

The Ukrainian government bans the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in hopes to limit Russian...

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Moldova’s Political Standoff Jeopardizes Pro-Western Progress

In the, November 2020 Moldovan presidential election, the pro-Western/EU and...

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Moscow Steps Up Russification Campaign Against Tatarstan

On February 3rd, the non-profit All-Tatar Public Center’s chairman Farit Zakiyev began...

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