A long unresolved crisis explodes again. Russia’s (and the world’s) indifference hint to the most obvious result, at the expense of thousands of civilians.
- Church and State have always been intertwined in Russia: under Tsarism God was inextricably linked to the Tsar. However recently all this has begun to change. Last year many Orthodox supporters took part in the pro democracy protests in Moscow: religious opposition to Putin is growing, there can be no doubt of that, but what this means for a government that is so intimately intertwined with the Russian Orthodox church is unclear.
- From Khodorkovsky to Navalny, the invisible hand behind an endless series of political aggressions
- As EU foreign ministers meet in Berlin, they have no easy option to respond to the double crisis at its Eastern doors. ECFR’s Gustav Gressel explains why.
- With the US completely out of the scene, the military operation against the Kurds consolidates the two clear protagonists of the new Great Game: Turkey and Russia. The Kurdish question remains, once again, unanswered.
- The “special mould” of PCI leaders: truth or illusion? Siegmund Ginzberg looks back at some of the protagonists ot Italy’s Left
- As the fall season starts to kick in in Russia, the streets of Moscow and other major cities are still heated up by activists and demonstrators that over the past couple of months have been contesting the power of President Vladimir Putin.
- On the edge of the most prosperous part of Europe, the Republic of Moldova is nonetheless one of the poorest countries of the Old Continent. Crushed between Romania and Ukraine, the country is experiencing a severe and ongoing political, economic and social crisis.
- In parliamentary elections taking place on July 21st, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky aims at winning an absolute majority with his TV-born Servant of the People party. If he succeeds, he may shape new domestic and foreign policies for the country.
- The economic and politic synergy between Italy and Russia is based on the strong complementarity.