Though Iran’s reformist leader secured an emphatic re-election victory, the country’s investment prospects remain bleak.
The independence of Ukraine’s energy market remains of fundamental importance to the country’s stability and prosperity.
From breaking the grip of the oligarchs to curbing inflation, acting governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, Yakiiv Smolii, sees landmark progress since the Euromaidan revolution.
Ambitious plans to overhaul the country's decrepit and corrupt healthcare system must survive parliamentary intrigues and a likely government reshuffle.
It is hard to see any real mileage in this relationship because neither side can offer the other what they would want.
The euphoria that occurred when Crimea was annexed has passed, and the pendulum of the public mood could now swing sharply in the opposite direction.
The economic slowdown and currency depreciations have added stress to many of the region’s already overburdened, highly-dollarised financial sectors.
Cautious optimism in Ukraine after centrist Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential elections, but temperature of relations between Elysee Palace and Kremlin to determine Paris' position on Eastern Europe.
After a decade of largely unfulfilled promises, Ukraine and its people must battle their way out of a post-Euromaidan Catch-22.
Chances of PM Medvedev lasting to next year’s presidential poll and the consequent change of government appear slender - and his replacement will inevitably be seen as a potential successor to Putin.
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