14 January 2016
Plahotniuc Reshuffles Moldova’s Parliament, Claims Prime Minister’s Post
Moldova’s wealthiest businessman and shadowy politician, Vladimir Plahotniuc, finally stepped into the limelight on January 13 and announced his...
12 January 2016
Plahotniuc’s Power Base in Moldova: Allies and Instruments
The political influence of billionaire businessman Vladimir Plahotniuc expanded seemingly unstoppably in Moldova’s state institutions and political...
11 January 2016
Moldova Ungoverned, Close to State Failure
Literally in the final days of 2015, a new political constellation has emerged on the center-right of Moldova’s party spectrum that might yet open a...
10 December 2015
The End of Russia’s ‘International Isolation’: Potential Implications for Ukraine
The Islamist terrorist assault in Paris on November 13, traced in part to the Syria crisis, has conclusively broken what the Barack Obama...
10 December 2015
Russia’s Intervention in Syria: Potential Implications for Ukraine
Russia is angling for recognition as the West’s ally in combating “international terrorism.” This, ostensibly, is the rationale of Russia’s military...
23 November 2015
France is at war
On Tuesday 17 November 2015, France invoked Article 42.7 of the Treaty of the European Union (the “Lisbon Treaty”). Shortly thereafter, the French...
16 November 2015
Paris Attacked, Once Again. How to Deal with Islamic Terrorism?
Paris, the city of lights, arts, romance, fashion and fine cuisine is turning since the beginning of 2015 into a zone of terror and horror. A...
4 November 2015
On Ukraine’s Frontline: The Role of the Volunteer Spirit in Rebooting the Ukrainian Army
Strengthening Ukraine’s Defence is Still Highly Compelling