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Andreas Umland: Towards a Kyiv-Berlin Axis?

Andreas Umland, a Nonresident Fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, Principal Researcher of the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv, Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Jena, as well as General Editor of the book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” and “Ukrainian Voices”, prepared counterintuitive deliberations on a possible future partnership between Ukraine and Germany.

Louis Wierenga: If the League and Italy Brothers will rule together, then Italy will form the most severe right-wing radical government since Mussolini's time

Conte announced his resignation on Tuesday, officially bringing an end to Western Europe's first post-war populist government. Louis Wierenga, a Junior Research Fellow of the University of Tartu and an expert on far-right populist parties, spoke about the potential consequences, the analytical value of this crisis and about the restructuring of the political landscape.

Putin the Great

Susan B. Glasser for Foreign Affairs explained why the West underestimated Putin

Digital transformation and connectivity: Prospects for economic interaction between the EU and Russia in times of sanctions?

EU-Russia Experts Network on Foreign Policy (EUREN) published the summary of the 9th EUREN meeting devoted to economic relations between the EU and Russia. The participants agreed that cooperation in the digital sphere could be advantageous for both the EU and Russia. How the first steps can look like? What are the main problems in economic relations between the EU and Russia? And what is the prospect of lifting sanctions? Read in the report.

Chernobyl on ice: Russia’s new floating nuclear plant

The Russian government granted an operating licence for the world’s only floating nuclear power plant. Greenpeace has called it “Chernobyl on ice”. So why have the Russians done it? Why Arctic zone is so crucial to Russia? Oscar Voss explains for ECFR.

Opportunities and Risks in Zelenskyy’s New Ukraine

The party of new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky secured a historic win in the recent parliamentary election. Why a high concentration of power in the hands of the “Servant of the People” party does imply enormous opportunities and risks? What is the major challenge for Zelenskyy? Will Ukraine’s almost three decades old habitual elite continuity be finally broken, with this new exchange in the composition of its political class? Andreas Umland provided answers to these questions. Andreas Umland is a Nonresident Fellow of the Institute of International Relations at Prague, Principal Researcher at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv, Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Jena, as well as General Editor of the ibidem Press book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” and “Ukrainian Voices”.

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