Baltics Call for Unified European ‘Frontline’ Against Russian Disinformation

In light of the three Baltic States’ and other Central and Eastern European countries’ continued struggle against Russian disinformation, Latvian President Egils Levits emphasized that international law needs to be improved to promote cyber security and limit sovereign countries’ vulnerabilities to information warfare (, February 14).  Speaking at this year’s Munich Security Conference (February 13–16), […]

Macron’s One-Way Street To Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron is leading the charge in Europe to set out a new strategy with Russia. His goal is to end Russia’s sense of isolation and alienation, as he explained during the 2020 Munich Security Conference, which took place on February 14–16. Macron believes Russia is essential for Europe’s security. Without engaging its […]

EU’s Recent Resolution Again Supports Azerbaijan’s Territorial Integrity

The restrained criticism by President Ilham Aliyev of the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) project, voiced by him in an interview at the end of 2019, had its impact on decisions of European institutions. We should recall that speaking about the future of the EaP, the president raised serious questions regarding the non-obviousness of the prospects […]

Germany may delay Nord Stream 2 construction over bird migration issues

The pipeline route goes through the wintering areas in the Baltic Sea. German environmentalists say the government should turn down the request by the Nord Stream 2 operator to pursue with construction through the winter, a time when migrating birds choose their wintering grounds. Kim Detloff, an activist with the Union for Conservation of Nature […]

Embroiled In Russian-backed Separatist Conflicts, Azerbaijan, Ukraine Set To Deepen All-Out Ties

On an official visit to oil-rich Azerbaijan – the largest economy of the South Caucasus – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who was given the red-carpet treatment by his Azeri counterpart, encouraged businesses of the host nation to invest in his country. Though the spotlight was on expanding and further deepening business relations, the two leaders, whose […]