EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement Enters Into Force

On 1 March, the European Union-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) entered into force. It has now been ratified by the Republic of Armenia, all EU member states and the European Parliament. This represents an important milestone for EU-Armenia relations. This Agreement provides a framework for the EU and Armenia to work together in […]

An EU-China Deal for a Bygone Era

After four years of Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda, the European Union could be forgiven for attempting to go it alone. But, if history is any guide, no single economy can compel China to change its most problematic behaviors. WASHINGTON, DC – Late last month, the European Union and China released new details about the Comprehensive […]

George Woloshyn: Clearing the cobwebs from the Budapest Memorandum

The Budapest Memorandum guaranteed  Ukraine’s security in exchange for its nuclear weapons.  Out of the four signatories, only Ukraine has kept its pledges.  Even in the face of overt hostility, aggression, and invasion of Crimea by Russia, not one of the other three signatories has come even close to fulfilling its explicit and implied guarantees […]

Anatoly Shariy subversive actor working for Russian intelligence on European soil

Anatoly Shariy, who recently starred on a Catalan separatist TV channel, voicing false accusations against Ukraine, has further confirmed his affiliation with the Russian intelligence. Russia has long been implementing a large-scale campaign to have their assets penetrate the Western media space — tailoring these assets’ emigration, bribing local actors (experts, news agencies, and outlets), […]

Russian-Armenian Ties Versus “One Nation with Two States”

The recent war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region has shown that Russia avoids a serious conflict while maintaining good relations with both South Caucasus states, as it is not in Moscow’s interests to ruin relations with them. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan–Turkey relations have always been strong with the two often being described as “one nation with two states” […]

Defense Capabilities of Baltic States

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, often referred to as the Baltic states, are close allies of the West, in particular, the U.S. Strong relations among the Baltic states on the one hand and the U.S. and European states on the other are rooted in history since they never recognized the forcible incorporation of the Baltic states […]

Russia keeps setting up and backing neo-Nazi fighting groups in the West

Russia keeps setting up fighting groups of neo-Nazi ideology under its sway in Western countries, providing training, supply and political lobbying for them. It came to light in 2020 that Moscow was training the combat wing for the German neo-Nazi Der Dritte Weg at a practice facility near St. Petersburg. Rinaldo Nazzaro, founder of the Base Nazi terror […]

EU court finds Poland’s judicial problems don’t always justify extradition bans

However, arrest warrants should be refused if there are doubts about fair trials. Problems with the rule of law in Poland or any other EU country shouldn’t automatically trigger the suspension of extraditions to that country, the EU’s top court said in a final judgment issued Thursday.  The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled that “systemic […]

Bosnia And Herzegovina-Croatia: Relations In The Shadow Of Recent History

The International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) [1] has analyzed the relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia in the context of local elections in Mostar, scheduled to take place on 20 December 2020. We bring the most important and interesting parts of the analysis titled “2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina- Croatia: Relations […]