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A deal built to last post-Brexit? The sustainability of the new UK-EU relationship

November 27, 2020

The West is worried about Turkey’s drift towards Russia heralding the birth of a new strategic partnership. It needn’t be

November 25, 2020

Trump’s ‘America First’ approach has targeted international institutions – but they have proved to be resilient

November 25, 2020

Polish citizens protest against the new abortion law – while civil society itself becomes ever more divided

November 23, 2020

If cultural (r)evolution in Poland is inevitable, political (r)evolution must wait its turn: the protests against the near-total ban on abortion

November 23, 2020
November 20, 2020

Putinomics and Covid-19 is slowly killing Russia’s economy

Albrecht Rothacher The impact of Covid-19 has laid bare the structural weaknesses of the Russian economy, dependent as it is upon nefarious practices and long-term assumptions about perennial growth in the world market for oil and gas, writes Albrecht Rothacher. And in the face of rising Chinese competition, future prospects are bleak Read more
November 17, 2020

Belarus is in an unprecedented political crisis with no resolution in sight

Hanna Vasilevich In August 2020, following a hotly disputed presidential election, Aliaksandr Lukashenko was declared President of Belarus. Since then, the country has experienced relentless street protests against electoral fraud, writes Hanna Vasilevich Read more
November 16, 2020

Biden's narrow victory means power-sharing with the Republicans

Richard Johnson Joe Biden won the American presidential election, but by such a narrow margin that, when combined with the outcome of the congressional elections, and especially the possibility of a Republican-controlled Senate, his power to achieve much is likely to be severely constrained, writes Richard Johnson Read more
November 16, 2020

The resignation of Kosovo’s President Thaçi has highlighted the lost trust in the EU as an impartial mediator in relations with Serbia

Engjellushe Morina Engjellushe Morina explains how EU-led processes in Kosovo have lost legitimacy and the trust of the Kosovar population Read more
November 16, 2020

Headline data suggests low-income states are coping better with the pandemic than high-income states. But is this true?

Rachel Gisselquist States with fragile state health systems have been commended for effective responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. But if we take into account factors such as favourable climate and the age structure of the population, the Covid-19 impact is, in fact, greater on states with weak institutions, explain Rachel M. Gisselquist and Andrea Vaccaro Read more

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