In a sensational combination of power, wealth, and financial secrecy, the now ubiquitous ‘Panama Papers’ revealed a treasure trove of previously inaccessible information about the…View More Barely Legal: The Ethical Implications of the Panama Papers
In a brazen public attack on 26 February 2016, Alexey Patriashvili, the leader of Georgia’s Our Georgia-Free Democrats opposition party, was beaten and shot three…View More Georgian Dream Deferred: The Shooting of a Prominent Politician & the State of Georgian Politics
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If you’re looking to read the newest spy thriller, try picking up the Litvinenko Inquiry. This stranger-than-fiction report details the assassination-by-poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a…View More The Litvinenko Inquiry: Russian to Conclusions?
In Finland, the election of a new centre-right coalition government in this past April’s parliamentary elections brought renewed debate over Finland’s position as one of…View More Mixed Signals: The Changing Nature of Finland’s Non-Alignment and its Relationship with NATO
Russia and China have not made any secret of their seemingly budding romance in recent months. Speaking ahead of a visit to Beijing 3 September…View More Putin’s Prolonged Pivot to China
In the wake of last month’s groundbreaking agreement between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over the rights to develop a dam on a main tributary of…View More Water Diplomacy in the Nile Basin: A Breakthrough at Last?
In the aftermath of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, one could hardly doubt Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ability to show off his extravagant pet-projects. But…View More The Eurasian Economic Union: A Dead End?
In this past month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has attracted the attention of headlines around the world. Not only did he make controversial remarks…View More Recep Tayip Erdogan’s Nice House and Bad Foreign Policy
Is something rotten in the state of Europe? Cynical economists and financial analysts might certainly find significance in the prophetic lines from Shakespeare’s Hamlet –…View More What the European Central Bank’s Stress Tests Revealed about Europe’s Economic Recovery