Eastern Europe / Opinion

STOLYPIN: Is Putin’s trolling “making Russia great again”?

Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations Prague January 17, 2018

While there are numerous concerns and frustrations, the Kremlin appears to be going into 2018 relatively happy with its geopolitical situation.

MACRO ADVISER: Investors into Russia should brace for a turbulent 2018

Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory December 21, 2017

The big question is whether conditions for a sustained asset valuation rally in the second half and into 2019 can be put in place before the World Cup final whistle.

STOLYPIN: The weaponisation of tedium is Putin’s new strategy

Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations Prague December 18, 2017

The Russian president wants voters to believe that the world is too dangerous, the opposition too flaky, and the job too tedious and complex to contemplate any alternative.

KRUK REPORT: Ukraine’s Old Guard strike back

Kateryna Kruk in Kyiv December 6, 2017

An attempt to detain ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili sparked a protest in Kyiv, calls for President Petro Poroshenko's impeachment and US and EU criticism that Ukraine is failing to follow the Western direction. Is that really the case?

OPINION: Ukraine heads into choppy political waters as economy continues shaky recovery

Oleksandr Valchyshen in Kyiv December 5, 2017

The recent wave of protests are bound to fade, partly due to their own irrelevance, and partly due to successful micromanagement by the Poroshenko administration.