What's Behind The Diplomatic Catastrophe Between Czech Republic and Russia?
Czechs expelled 18 Russian diplomats over suspicions that the Russian security agents who were involved in the Salisbury poisoning were also linked to the deadly explosion of ammunition depots in Czech Republic in 2014. Moscow denies the accusations and ordered that 20 Czechs depart, while the tensions between Russia and the west continue to rise
Spring Escalation in Donbass: Moscow Wants Concessions
Russian media are threatening a new "great war" in Donbass. Although there is a lot of exaggeration in these claims, the situation has clearly escalated since the beginning of January. The ceasefire introduced at the end of July last year is just an illusion. Negotiations are in a deadlock, and the latest proposals from France and Germany are unlikely to change this
The Blooming Relations between Hungary And Azerbaijan
For more than a decade, Hungary and Azerbaijan have developed excellent bilateral relations. A foreign policy choice at odds with Budapest claims to defend the ‘persecuted Christians’ in the East but is in line with the EU’s pragmatic diplomacy with Baku
Is There Anything Left of The Velvet Revolution? Armenia Is Looking for The Scapegoat for The Loss of Nagorno-Karabakh
After the defeat in the second Karabakh War, in an age-old custom, the people and their tribunes in Armenia are demanding a scapegoat. Prime Minister Pashinyan, who is responsible for the disgraceful peace, is the one to take the blame. However, all the achievements and the potential of the Velvet Revolution may be buried together with him
The Father That Doesn't Want To Leave: Between Authoritarian Violence And Social Anger in Belarus
Lukashenko is no longer a "batska", the father of all Belarusians. His supporters used this nickname because of their affirmation and his opponents – because of patriarchal nature for his rule. He himself accepted the name without a shred of modesty and at times spoke about his role in the third person. However, after 26 years, the children have rebelled and disowned their authoritarian father. By lying and using brutal violence, the long-term leader of the Belarusian state has irrevocably lost his legitimacy among the people. However, this only encourages him to stay in power – by any means necessary
Jens Stoltenberg: "NATO Is Ready If Russia Wants To Clash, But It Will Be Delighted If It Wants To Cooperate"
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discusses what the organisation was like in the days of the Cold War. The Atlantic alliance has a growing number of enemies, and the world is now a more hostile place, but Stoltenberg says that there is a plan grounded in unity
A Blow to Political Opponents, a Message for Biden: What is Behind Zelensky's Shutdown of the pro-Russian TV Channels?
Volodymyr Zelensky decided to shut down the pro-Russian television channels in Ukraine. What is at stake - domestically and internationally - in the fight against the multi-headed hydra of Russian disinformation?