ALACO DISPATCHES: Erdogan’s embrace of Western Balkans worries EU

Yigal Chazan of Alaco Dispatches August 10, 2018

The controversial Turkish leader has been building economic bridges with the region but is his engagement in its best long-term interests?  

VOX: Turkish stocks are cheap but volatile

Emre Akcakmak of East Capital August 2, 2018

Turkey’s stock market continues to witness elevated levels of volatility, with Borsa Istanbul losing 8% in lira and 13% in USD terms in just two days from 10-11 July. The index is now down by 14% in local currency and 29% in USD terms YTD

MACRO ADVISER: Russia’s August angst

Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory July 30, 2018

August is the month when unusual and trend changing events take place in Russia, and this year is shaping up to be one of those that confirms the sequence with a group of US senators determined to push new and dangerous sanctions legislation.

KRUK REPORT: Ukraine should fear the growing cracks in the transatlantic community

Kateryna Kruk in Kyiv July 18, 2018

The new reality where the EU is "a foe" and Vladimir Putin is "a partner" is not good for Ukraine.

KRUK REPORT: Poroshenko’s meetings with EU and Nato leaders deserved more attention

Kateryna Kruk in Kyiv July 16, 2018

Although without major breakthrough, the Ukrainian president's meetings were important milestones in Ukraine-EU and Ukraine-Nato relations.