Smoke rises on April 15, 2022, above 400 new graves in the town of Severodonetsk, Ukraine.
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The West’s new approach to Russia – bar it from international organizations, restrict international trade, prevent further military moves – looks just like how it treated Russia in the 20th century.
Helping forge a post-Cold War identity for the United States.
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A memorial took place on April 27, 2022 for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who died in March at age 84. Many of the foreign policy concepts she helped bring to the post-Cold War world remain.
Over there, over there (again).
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The Pentagon has announced that as many as 8,500 troops have been put on standby to be deployed in Europe as a counter to the threat of the Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s eastern border.
A wolf in the Białowieża Forest, Poland.
Historians and scientists discovered how colonisation in eastern Europe changed ecosystems – and the societies embedded in them.
The Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria all showed early signs of success but have since seen their COVID-19 cases rise.
Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev on a visit to Beijing in 2019. Now China and eastern Europe are going separate ways.
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After a decade of cooperation, central and eastern Europe increasingly sees China as a threat.
Death rates are low in the region but this has largely gone ignored.
The government now has the power to do whatever it deems necessary to manage the crisis, effectively for an unlimited period of time.
A third landslide victory leaves the right-wing leader on a collision course with Europe.
The Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán speaks on March 15 in Budapest. He’s running for reelection.
This Sunday Hungarians vote whether to return prime minister Viktor Orbán to office. The choice they make will affect the future of their country, and Europe.
The story began when police discovered the bodies of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé – both had been shot dead.
Miloš Zeman celebrates victory on January 27.
Miloš Zeman, who has been re-elected for a second five year term at the Czech president, is not a run of the mill national populist.
Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
Andrej Babiš, riding high.
A lurch to the right in central Europe runs into a familiar obstacle: the tricky maths of coalition.
He’s been charged with fraud and is under investigation by the EU, so how did this former finance minister become the most likely candidate for prime minister?
What do you mean you can’t stick your hands up? DVA security operative at Poland’s private European Security Academy.
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Politicians are promising to advance their countries’ international positions through nationalist militarisation and celebration of virile men.
China’s road to global influence runs through Europe.
European countries are competing against Brussels and each other for China’s affections. And that is undermining the EU.
A rally protests against a new law that could force the Soros-founded Central European University out of Hungary.
The Central European University will challenge a law just passed by the Hungarian parliament that could force the closure of the school founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.