Georgia’s parliamentary election on October 8 will be the first in the country’s history in which no big charismatic figure is dominating the headlines.
Azerbaijani society is changing more rapidly than the authorities realize. The country will face political turbulence if the elites do not bridge the gap between rulers and ruled.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Dialogue between Brussels and Minsk has intensified, but the ongoing rapprochement does not represent a sufficiently strategic or comprehensive policy.
Keeping open the option of NATO membership is key for Finland. But it is also a line in the sand for Russia.
If the concept of resilience is to have any relevance, it should first and foremost mean energy security. But some EU countries’ policies are undermining that resilience.
The Russian and Turkish presidents are more comfortable with a world in which alliances are transient and traditional great powers set the agenda.
While the causes of Turkey’s failed coup remain shrouded in mystery, Ankara’s policy shift toward Moscow could have played a role.
The Baltic states are enthusiastic members of NATO, the EU, the eurozone, and the Schengen passport-free travel area. They deserve the West’s unequivocal support.
The Nagorny Karabakh conflict and Armenia’s inability to find a path out of it remain a heavy legacy that blocks the country’s development.