Conflict & Diplomacy

20 February 2019
‘The Republic Lives on and Is Managed by Rumors’

After a series of sudden departures and murders in the ‘People’s Republics,’ is Russia finally formalizing its control in eastern Ukraine? From openDemocracy.

By Yulia Abibok
18 February 2019
Central European Summit in Jerusalem Called Off

Benjamin Netanyahu hoped to cement ties with fellow nationalists, boost campaign for European recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

12 February 2019
Suspected 9/11 Planner Sues Lithuania

Lithuania, along with Romania and Poland, have been held accountable for the detention and abuse of 9/11 suspects at secret CIA prisons.

8 February 2019
More Claims About ‘Third Man’ in Skripal Poisoning

Bellingcat say a Russian military intelligence agent may have helped plan poison attacks in the UK and Bulgaria.

5 February 2019
Bishkek Hints at Beefed Up Russian Military Presence

America’s imminent exit from Afghanistan could give impetus for a second Russian base in Kyrgyzstan.

1 February 2019
Russia Ordered to Compensate Georgians for Deportations Premium

Georgia wins its case at ECHR over Russia’s expulsion of more than 4,000 Georgian nationals in 2006.

23 January 2019
Mr. President, Lend Me Your Ear! Premium

Bulgaria considers how to attract Trump's attention, given that Melania might not be the best conduit.

By Boyko Vassilev
22 January 2019
Germany Probes Journalist’s Alleged Role in Ukraine Arson Premium

Did the editor of a German far-right paper mastermind the firebombing of a Hungarian cultural center, and why?

18 January 2019
Karabakh Belligerents Agree to ‘Prepare the Population for Peace’ Premium

While promising, the statement masks the problem of reversing a quarter-century of virulent rhetoric, analysts say.

17 January 2019
Turkmenistan May Boost Size of Army: Report Premium

The neutral Central Asian state rarely comments on reports of tension along its border with Afghanistan.



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