2,000 years ago, the Roman poet Horace said: “You too are in danger, when your neighbour’s house is on fire” (nam tua res agitur, paries cum proximus ardet). Today, when states seem to prefer to retract into their shells like turtles rather than fight global…
A virus has redefined power politics. On the big stage, the European Union needs not only to prop up the multilateral order, but also to promote a multipolar order and develop into a power among powers.
It took President Joe Biden nearly five months before he made his first trip abroad in June, to Europe; he had more important things to do. Arguably, that is still the case today.
Nord Stream 2 bypasses Ukraine, reducing the value of Ukraine’s gas transit system to Europe, increasing the probability of military threats from Russia, decreasing the reliability of gas supply to Ukraine and hurting the Ukrainian economy.
According to President Kersti Kaljulaid, establishing a NATO battlegroup was ingenious. And she often reminds her colleagues that their strategic patience should at least match that of their political ancestors, that is, 50 years.
Much of the hullabaloo about the future of the United Kingdom’s (UK) international orientation resulting from the Brexit referendum has now subsided.
Dealing with a Russia of multiple voices is a challenging task since each incident might quite easily become political and cause further damage to bilateral relations. Yet it also creates opportunities.
In a mid-July interview, Roman Dobrokhotov, founder and editor-in-chief of the investigative outlet The Insider wondered why his website wasn’t declared an “undesirable organisation” or a “foreign agent”. Shortly after the interview, as has happened with other Russian independent media outlets critical of the Kremlin,…