21 September 2015
Nord Stream Two in Ukrainian Perspective
At Russia’s initiative, the Nord Stream Two natural gas pipeline project has advanced from agreements of intent to a binding agreement; and Gazprom...
17 September 2015
Nord Stream Two: The Project’s Implications in Europe
Russia, Germany and a consortium of Western European companies have re-activated the Gazprom-led Nord Stream Two gas pipeline project. Parallel to the...
14 September 2015
Nord Stream Expansion Agreed, Wintershall Swapped to Gazprom
Germany is leading Western Europe’s return to business as usual with Russia in the natural gas sector, notwithstanding Russia’s war in Ukraine. On...
9 September 2015
Toppling Moldova’s Government: Popular Movement or Political Operation?
Since September 6, protesters have set up a tent city—it has grown to at least 150 tents to date—in Chisinau’s main square, outside the Moldovan...
3 September 2015
Action Plan to End War in Ukraine Charted at Berlin Meeting
An overall consensus, in broad outline, seems to have taken shape among the main European players, pre-eminently Moscow and Berlin, to accelerate a...
2 September 2015
Putin Absent, His Agenda Dominates at Normandy Group Meeting on Ukraine
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French President François Hollande, on August 24, in Berlin...
31 August 2015
On the Usefulness of Polite Green Men
On the web site of the Institute of Modern Russia, a New York-based think-tank, Matthew Bodner published on August 26 an analysis of Russia’s military...
28 August 2015
Finns Move Back Toward Realpolitik
On Tuesday, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö delivered a speech to the country’s ambassadors. Among other things, the president said Finland could not...