The Ukraine war is making it much harder to be an open admirer of Putin’s Russia, and this is already reverberating in the continent’s populist politics.
Vaccine hesitancy is a complex and worrying phenomenon, and in Eastern Europe and elsewhere it could well stem from long-running political issues.
COVID-19 didn’t start the recent deglobalization trend, but it’s certainly contributing to it.
Europe’s populist parties haven’t thrived amid COVID-19 – but their ideas have.
While COVID-19 may not be an existential crisis for the EU, it does tick virtually all the boxes when it comes to hardening Eurosceptic attitudes throughout the bloc.
Small states seem better equipped to fight COVID-19 by design.
These two island democracies share several features that allowed them to weather the COVID-19 storm better than their peers.
Exploring the motivations behind various authoritarian responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Counter-protests have been a risky proposition for beleaguered governments through the 2010s. Will Belarus be any different?
The Bulgarian public’s suspicion of elite power is on full display during the COVID-19 pandemic.