Breakaway Republics

Moldova’s February Elections and Regional Geopolitics

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With recent elections producing a political stalemate, we can expect more of the same from Moldova’s foreign policy.

Backgrounder: Ukraine Politics

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A backgrounder on the internal politics of Ukraine, a country caught in an East-West geopolitical crossfire.

Russia Slowly Tightens Its Grip on Georgia’s South Ossetia

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Russia has expanded the military demarcation line in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia.

Ukraine Crisis: Stalemate Drags on in Donbas

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The Ukraine crisis is increasingly looking like Europe’s newest frozen conflict.

Ukraine Nationalism Pushes Minsk to the Background

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A popular blockade of a rail corridor between the east and west illustrates the ongoing struggle at the heart of Ukraine’s politics.

Four Empires on the Rise, Part One

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In part one of a two-part series, Andre Ishii explores how classical geopolitics will increasingly manifest in the years to come.

Flash: EU Russia Sanctions a Casualty of President Trump?

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The Trump presidency is a game-changer for EU sanctions on Russia.

Ukraine Crisis: Outcomes of the Berlin Summit

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The recent Berlin Summit may not have achieved much on the surface, but it did clarify some important aspects of the Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine Crisis: A New Peace Plan for Donbas

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A new peace plan is being tabled to end the Ukraine crisis. But will the government in Kiev sign on?

Ukraine Conflict Heating Up Again

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It would appear that Russian leaders aren’t ready to put the Ukraine conflict on ice.

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