• Regardless of faces: Russian provocations in UN Security Council continue
    Igor Solovey
    Moscow's repeat allegations about insufficient empathy among Ukrainians, this time prompted by the death of its UN envoy, sound especially cynical amid the ongoing Donbas conflict and may attest to a provocation ahead of an important UN debate.
  • Russia's interest in Libya
    Kseniya Kirillova
    The Maltese foreign minister has warned that Putin may wage a new "civil war" in Libya to provoke a new migration crisis in the EU particularly ahead of the elections in France and Germany. How realistic is this?
  • Masks off. What is behind Russia's recognition of separatist documents?
    Igor Solovey
    By recognizing the papers issued by Ukrainian separatists, Putin is escalating the situation and raising the stakes in a non-military way. His decree legitimizes Russia as a participant in the Donbas conflict.
  • Brain blockade
    Sonya Koshkina
    Is a "new era of Groysman" possible? It depends on whether the prime minister can groups MPs around so that in April they ensure a year-long immunity for him. Will Bankova let this happen? 
  • Does Flynn's resignation mean the White House is "ridding" of Kremlin clout?
    Kseniya Kirillova
    President Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn is neither the only nor the most important link between the new US administration and the Kremlin. A tough fight seems to be starting within the American establishment to expose any contacts with Moscow which can compromise the White House.
  • FSB and hackers. What we need to know about a cyber spying scandal
    Igor Solovey
    In Russia, there is a unique situation when proper "patriotic" hackers, wrong "opposition" hackers and any "unknown" hackers at all are operating at the same time, though under a caring eye of the FSB.
  • Conservation
    Sonya Koshkina
    Amid a noisy public discussion on a probability of early elections, President Petro Poroshenko is consistently building up his power. He is quite close to the absolute, all he has to do is to finally sideline the People's Front and "clip the wings" of Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.
  • Kremlin bait for "Great Serbia". What is happening in the Balkans?
    Kseniya Kirillova
    The Kremlin's failed attempt to stage a coup in Montenegro last year is obviously not the last one. The president of the Serb republic announced his intention to revise the state borders of at least four countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro.
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