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Though the opposition to the current regime in Belarus faces a long struggle with many challenges ahead, its supporters show no signs of quitting
Tension with Azerbaijan dies down but underlying differences are likely to widen
Poland’s most recent government “reforms” to exert political control over the judiciary are the latest in an ongoing effort to fundamentally change the nature of the EU.
Beyond these basic similarities in encouraging cybersecurity, the two sides disagree on key points
The U.S. must now stand, unbending, with Ukraine to reassert the rules-based international order
Poles may sour on a government whose actions are perceived to jeopardize their EU membership for the sake of policies that few believe are working
Czech Communists shuffle off into history. High time
The glory days of Russia’s Roscosmos are behind it; the agency is now engaged in an arid blame game
Recurrent internal troubles create fertile ground for malign influence in Georgia
China’s communists have every intention of dominating the West and the world; the reinforcement of democratic values and the lure of fundamental rights can help stop them.
As EU leaders move towards a more independent foreign policy in the wake of AUKUS, the U.S. will need to reassess its strategy in order to include long-term allies
The measures effectively remove the chance to vote for anti-regime candidates
Incredibly, the United States may throw away its victory
The Trade and Technology Council avoids key transatlantic challenges
The Czech Republic’s billionaire prime minister may follow the Polish-Hungarian path if he wins this week’s parliamentary vote, upsetting the European Union.
Navalny not only exposes a mirror to the destruction of human rights in Russia, but he also holds a mirror up to our own complicity in his persecution
Villig’s own success, and that of Estonia, offers the continent a beacon of hope
The EU must be consistent about its messaging, lest it lose its ability to help build a Europe whole, free, and at peace.
Your columnist returns to his roots
The security of the Baltic Sea region will continue to be determined by the climate of east-west relations and EU-NATO cohesion.
In the Baltic Sea region Russia has strengthened its quantitative and qualitative advantage.
The United States and its allies are in the process of a contentious, protracted, and belated effort to assess and respond to the threats from Russia and China, amid disruptive economic, technological, and public health challenges.
The Kremlin aims to be the dominant power in Eurasia, using Russia’s size to exert strong influence over its neighbors and to bargain with big countries on an equal basis.
Russia’s military capabilities and plans, coupled with the changing nature of warfare and the disadvantageous topography of the Baltic states, shape the strategic outlook for the Baltic Sea region.
Alliance credibility — or lack of it — is, therefore, the key factor in regional security. It should not be taken for granted.
The operational and strategic roles of the different headquarters involved in the Baltic Sea region are unclear, and to outsiders even bewildering.
The security of the Atlantic alliance and all its member states is only as strong as that of its weakest and most peripheral members.
The building blocks of a seamless digital society
As sectors continue to grow more dependent on data flows, cybersecurity threats are becoming a bigger priority for the United States and the European Union.