In recent months, Azerbaijan has manufactured a green movement to choke off the contested region’s supplies via the Lachin corridor. The move reveals loopholes within the 2020 ceasefire agreement.
Despite hopes of a second referendum on independence being dashed, many Scottish nationalists look to Slovakia as an example of how a small nation can stand on its own.
The Energy Charter Treaty allows fossil fuel investors to sue governments over climate action – prompting EU countries to withdraw.
Caught between reliance on the Kremlin and strong antiwar sentiments at home, Alexander Lukashenko is treading a fine line on Russia’s war against Ukraine.
A scholar of Russian history breaks down what Putin’s aim might be in threatening military invasion, and why that might backfire.
Ukraine was once known as the breadbasket of Europe, yet it suffered a devastating famine as a result of collectivist plans. That and other Soviet-era grievances have bred resentment toward Russia.
A former US ambassador to Kazakhstan explains the strategic and economic importance of Kazakhstan to the US.
Negotiations between Western democracies and Russia over the fate of Ukraine took place against a backdrop of Russia troops entering Kazakhstan. It’s a reminder that Russia is willing to play tough.
Recent actions against critics of the Belarusian government show that Lukashenko’s crackdown on dissent is extending beyond the country’s borders.
Russia may not be a foreign policy priority for the incoming Biden administration. But its promise to foreground democracy will put the Kremlin on edge.
Renewed conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh is rooted as much in the past as it is the present.
Belarus’s economy is closely linked to Russia. Could Putin’s support for Lukashenko during ongoing protests be in turn for more integration.
People have lost all faith in Lukashenko to fix the country’s economy.
Russia’s reaction to previous unrest in its neighbours provides clues on how Vladimir Putin may respond to protests in Belarus.
Opposition candidates have been arrested amid mass protests and a worsening coronavirus pandemic ahead of the August 9 election.
When Russia transitioned from a command economy to a market-based one, many thought it would lead to huge unemployment. It didn’t – but that’s because much of it was hidden.
The fifth episode of a series from The Anthill Podcast on how recoveries from major crises throughout history focuses on what happened after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Censorship, repression and disinformation have characterised Central Asian responses to COVID-19.