By Dionis Cenușa

Belarus, Minsk: Actors performing a theater play. © Pierre Crom

“The migration crisis caused by the Lukashenko regime on the border with Poland highlights that the EU’s external borders can be destabilized from all directions, including from the East…”

By Sidita Kushi

Kosovo, Mitrovica: A man walks past a mural reading “Never Surrender” over a Serbian flag in the shape of the map of Kosovo. © Pierre Crom

The EU’s policy of equalising blame in the Western Balkans has fuelled Serbian aggression against Kosovo, writes Sidita Kushi.

In the 1990s, as the Butcher of the Balkans, Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was committing ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Kosovo (admitted by Serbian officials), the West…

By Anastasia Magazova

Ukraine, Crimea, Simferopol, February 27, 2014: Local residents listen to a speech outside the regional parliament. © Pierre Crom

After Russia occupied Crimea in 2014, not only was the Ukrainian government ousted from the peninsula, but also freedom of speech, followed by professional journalism.

In addition to putting pressure on independent journalists, Russian…

By Dionis Cenușa

Moldova, Varnita: Moldovan activists note registration plates of vehicles entering Moldova from the Russia-backed and unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic during the early parliamentary elections on July 11, 2021. Photo © Pierre Crom

“It is true that the European agenda will be stronger than ever. The electoral success of the PAS will result in a pro-EU majority in parliament and a strong government anchored in the European vector …”

By Brian Whitmore

“Axis of autocrats: Belarus dictator Lukashenka backs Putin’s Ukraine war” by Brian Whitmore was originally published on Atlantic Council.

Ukraine, Crimea, Simferopol, February 28, 2014: Russian soldiers without insignia seize the international airport. © Pierre Crom

The axis of autocrats in Eastern Europe continues to solidify as Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka bends over backwards to please his patrons and masters in the Kremlin.

By Dionis Cenușa

Moldova, Chisinau: A photograph of a health worker made by Alex Iordache vandalized in the Cathedral Park.
© Pierre Crom

“At the background of Russia that is limping, Romania can articulate a robust “vaccine diplomacy “, which, in addition to increasing its popularity among Moldovan citizens, will contribute to diminishing Russian influence …”

By Brian Whitmore

“Putin’s stealth takeover of Belarus gains momentum” by Brian Whitmore was originally published on Atlantic Council.

Belarus, Minsk: Actors hug each other prior to a theater representation. © Pierre Crom

As the Russian and Belarusian armed forces launched back-to-back exercises this week, the two countries also announced plans to establish permanent joint military training centers.

And just days before the…

division, disinformation or destabilization?

Ukraine, Grabovo: Russia-backed fighters walk between the remains of the downed MH17 flight. © Pierre Crom

“The EU has the technical capacity, the financial power and the moral authority to play the role of objective arbiter that can prevent the movement of the local political actors in the wrong direction, which anyways favor the Russian factor …”

Subjectio examines influences exercised by the West and Russia in Southeast and Eastern Europe.

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