Category: Europe

The invisible hand of Russia

Introduction In recent years, Russia has taken the practice of using private military companies to a new level, demonstrating that they can carry out offensive missions and actually form the occupying army’s backbone. Russia...

Did Putin “Vote” for Biden?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: After four years of supporting Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to curry favour with Joe Biden days before the US presidential election. He did this despite Biden’s sharp anti-Russian rhetoric...

Erdoğan as Merkel’s Protégé

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey’s relations with Germany have always been privileged, but Angela Merkel took that relationship even further by treating Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a protégé in the international arena. Their relationship strengthened in...

The Belarusian Tug Of War

“I have done this for the well-being of my children”, said Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya after she fled from Belarus to avoid the government crackdown and crossed over the border into Lithuania. She was the main...