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Putin-Media: (In)decisive Confrontation

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Each era has its own peculiar media wars. The recent attacks by the regime on the independent media – or at least those which aspire to – is like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut compared to the wars that were waged against the media by the Kremlin a decade ago.

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Syria: Why Russia Rebuffs the Sheikhs

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The diplomatic tug of war over Syria is being presented as a classic UN confrontation between the democracy promoting West and an anti-interventionist Russo-Chinese “veto entente.” This is a mistake.

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The Future of EU-Russia Relations – just a dream?

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Fraser Cameron, Director of the EU-Russia Centre

The EU-Russia summit of spring 2025 was about to conclude. Presidents Medvedev and Bildt signed the accession treaty and smiled for the cameras. Few could have thought even a decade ago that Russia would be on the verge of joining the European Union.

 

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Ukraine: United to protect human rights, or pirates' rights?

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The attempt by authorities to shutdown Ukraine's largest file-sharing resource, ex.ua, has caused, perhaps, the greatest mass protest since the 2004 Orange Revolution.

 

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A Political Black Hole in the Middle of the Balkans

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What is the strangest political entity in the whole of Europe? North Kosovo perhaps? From the perspective of the Albanians it is a country within a country. But from the perspective of the Serbs, it’s a country within a country within a country.

 

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    New Eastern Europe's Continuing coverage of the Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government’s decision to put the country’s European integration on hold was met by a spontaneous protest of middle class and students. Three days later the rally organised by political parties attracted the biggest turnout since 2004 Orange revolution events.

     

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