The Paradox of Renzi’s Referendum Defeat
A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.
Did Moscow Botch a Coup in Montenegro?
A murky tale of spycraft, diplomacy and intrigue in the Balkans suggests that Russia’s secret services are ratcheting up their efforts to an unprecedented degree.
How Moscow manipulates the Russian diaspora in Eastern Europe to gain influence and sometimes territory.
Pipeline Politics What TurkStream Means
Turkey gets discount gas, but Russia gets to turn the screws on Ukraine while securing its hold on the European market—for now.
The Sanctions Dance The Battle Lines are Being Drawn
Putin’s threat of violence is triggering an appeasement reflex across European capitals: Slovakia’s Fico says EU sanctions on Russia should be lifted.