What better time than the eve of the World Cup for Vladimir Putin to reshuffle his team? However, if his tweaks of the Presidential Administration are anything to go by, he no change in direction is needed. He'd better think again.
It has become something of a truism that among the Euro-Atlantic aspirants, Georgia is the “leader of the pack” in terms of political and civil reforms, but reform fires have faded somewhat and the coals need stoking.
The extraordinary and engaging character of Professor Srbijanka Turajlic is at the epicentre of Serbia’s turbulent recent history in this subtle documentary.
US pressure prompts anti-money laundering measures but also exposes the limitations of European regulatory oversight.
Bulgaria has become a poster child for the limits of Europe’s capacity to integrate new members, especially when it comes to the European Commission’s energy priorities.
Russia’s largest oil company state-owned Rosneft started drilling at a natural gas at a field off of Vietnam’s coast and cross one of Beijing’s red lines in the process.
The cooperation between Moscow and Tehran has been strengthened as Russia’s Middle East role grows and both powers find themselves squeezed by US sanctions. But they remain geopolitical rivals. And that hampers their partnership potential.
At this point, there is no need to repeat details of the staged murder of Arkadiy Babchenko by Ukrainian Security Service (SBU). The news of his death crossed the world in the speed of light but the operations brought a lot of criticism too.
Moscow, rather than a US Presidential tweet, is the initiator of the expected revised Russia-OPEC production deal. The Kremlin has made it clear for some time that it is a lot less happy with high, and rising, oil prices of late.
If Kyiv squanders this opportunity, it will have to muddle through to end-2019 without any material support from IFIs.
Uzbekistan's new President Shavkat Mirziyoyev met his counterpart US President Donald Trump in Washington on May 16 where his reforms were praised. But how far as the most populous country in Central Asia actually come?
Wracked by revolutions and crippled by poverty, Kyrgyzstan nonetheless created the conditions for Bishkek’s Dordoi bazaar to become a giant trading hub for the Eurasian region.
Countries like Romania and Moldova need to act now to entice back migrants and encourage the use of remittances for investment rather than consumption.