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

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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

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Geopoliticalmonitor.com 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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