The current Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko seems to have enough campaign cards up his sleeve to win the upcoming Ukrainian election, despite the damage caused by a fresh corruption case in the defense sector.
Bordered by great powers but with their own distinct cultures, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia lie at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. In his book, The Caucasus: An Introduction, Thomas de Waal explains this fascinating region.
The continuing war in Ukraine plays an important role in shaping politics and public perceptions in the run-up to this year’s elections. It turns out that identity issues are much more nuanced than the campaign rhetoric suggests.
Ukrainians are deeply ambivalent about the 2019 presidential election. A widespread atmosphere of discontent has created an opening for an unlikely dark horse candidate: the comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy.
Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.