Eastern Partnership: Different Speeds, Different Understandings
24.11.2017
On the one hand, a lot of nice words have been said, and on the other, unrealizable dreams persist. This is the mood of the Eastern Partnership summit. The European Union is cautious about the crisis

Expert: 
Gábor Stier
Working Under the Radar: The Stealth Alternative in Russia's Foreign Policy
24.11.2017
The new cold war between Russia and the West is characterized by the absence of a clear ideological confrontation. This constitutes its fundamental difference from the era of bipolarity, when the

Expert: 
Ivan Timofeev
Eastern Parnership: Europeanization Without Accession
24.11.2017
On November 24, 2017, the fifth summit of the Eastern Partnership kicks off in Brussels. For the first time since the programme began in 2009, the summit will take place not in one of the Eastern

Expert: 
Irina Bolgova
GECF Members Discuss Place of Gas in Global Energy Balance
24.11.2017
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is often portrayed as a “Gas OPEC,” which has never been the case. Although its member-states’ positions, initially rather competing, tend to converge

Expert: 
Danila Bochkarev
Sochi Summit: Common Will of Three Guarantors Brings Expected Success
23.11.2017
The summit in Sochi on the future of Syria brought new hope for stability and peace. Russian president Vladimir Putin was the ‘’locomotive’’ of the summit where Turkey and Iran were the ‘’first class

Expert: 
Hüseyin Bağcı
Sochi Summit and Fate of Assad
23.11.2017
Russia played a vital role during the Syrian civil war, which is a proxy war in the Middle East. Through Astana process, Russia first assured the ceasefire and later in Sochi the door to peace was
Sochi Summit: A Face-to-Face Talk with Putin
23.11.2017
Russia, Turkey and Iran are cooperating genuinely, but their position are not identical either: Turkey does not want the biggest Kurdish political party in Syria, Democratic Union Party (PYD),

Expert: 
Yaşar Yakış
Saudi Arabia and Hariri’s Resignation: A Lebanese Explosion Delayed, Not…
22.11.2017
The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced in Riyadh on November 4, 2017 has provoked a rumor that he was being held hostage by the Saudis. It has also disrupted the internal

Expert: 
Wassim Kalaajieh
Despite Grave Times, Merkel May Still Come Out on Top
22.11.2017
History is full of bad outcomes and there is nothing that signals that a good outcome is guaranteed after Angela Merkel’s CDU-CSU bloc failed to form a government in Germany, Michael Stürmer, Chief

Expert: 
Michael Stürmer
Syria: “Putin’s Middle East Miracle”
22.11.2017
The developments in Syria and the Middle East as a whole are truly a miracle that was not envisioned two years ago, when Russia started its operations in September 2015. At that time, terrorists
Trump in Asia: Is the United States in Retreat?
22.11.2017
American power is in important respects declining, in large part as a result of its own policies. U.S.-led globalization has benefited corporate America, but has contributed to the devastation of

Expert: 
Alan W. Cafruny
Probability Above Zero: What Can Be Expected from New German Elections?
22.11.2017
According to polls, about 47% of German citizens are in favor to hold new elections. However, if they were held today, we would not see big changes, Valdai Club experts say.