Ukraine Crisis

Belarus After Lukashenko: The Next Ukraine?

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Anything is possible when Belarus’ long-serving president steps aside, including a repeat of the Ukraine crisis.

Backgrounder: Ukraine Politics

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

The Geopolitics of the Black Sea


Long the site of great power competition, the Black Sea region appears to be heating up once again.

Geopolitics and Conflict Potential in Central Asia and South Caucasus

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How has Central Asia avoided the protracted territorial disputes of Ukraine and the South Caucasus? In a word: geography.

Interview: Bret Schafer on Putin’s Internet Propaganda Push

GPM-Interview-Propersize sits down with the Alliance for Securing Democracy's Bret Schafer for an in-depth look into Russia's ongoing disinformation campaign against the West.

Can the EU Shake Its Russian Energy Habit?

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Diversified LNG imports could be the answer to the European Union’s energy puzzle.

Trump Approves Lethal Arms Sales to Ukraine

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Will greater parity along the ceasefire line deescalate conflict, or trigger a wider arms race?

The Corruption Fight Gets Ugly in Ukraine

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The political elites in Ukraine have set about defanging the anti-corruption institutions they created just a few years ago.

Temperature Rises in Ukraine’s New Political Season

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The governing coalition is hemorrhaging support and trying desperately to silence any whispers of early elections.

Nagorno-Karabakh: Small Conflict, Big Repercussions

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Nagorno-Karabakh is one frozen conflict in the post-Soviet space that periodically melts into violence.

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