Southeast Europe / Opinion

COLCHIS: Nato’s return on investment

Michael Cecire of New America January 6, 2017

Trump appears to have little sense of Nato’s history or purpose. It was formed not merely as a military bulwark against an aggressive Soviet Russia, but as part of a positive agenda to secure and expand a liberal, democratic space.

INVISIBLE HAND: Trump’s impact on the world will be dramatic

Liam Halligan in London January 3, 2017

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election is often characterized as a surprise. The rural and semi-urban swing-voters who backed him are probably also right to suspect that many of Trump’s campaign pledges won’t actually come to pass.

FILM REVIEW: Slovenian “Houston, We Have a Problem!” is an entertaining ‘post-truth’ exercise

Vadim Dumesh in Paris December 19, 2016

“Houston, We Have a Problem!” is a ‘docu-fiction’ that audaciously and masterfully develops the myth of the Yugoslavian space programme sold to the Yanks.

COMMENT: Parting ways – equity market outlook 2017 for Russia, Poland and Turkey

Peter Szopo of Erste Asset Management December 15, 2016

Among the big three European equity markets, Russia will likely turn out to be the clear winner in the new conditions of 2017.

COMMENT: Romania's Social Democrats need to try harder to hook foreign investors

James Wilson of the EU-Romania Business Society December 12, 2016

PSD leader and keen angler Liviu Dragnea needs to find new ways to reel in investors who have started to spurn Romania's murky business waters.

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