The sensational appointment of Mikheil Saakashvili to run Odessa will shake up both Ukraine and Georgia.
Non-government organizations have become “undesirable” in Russia, along with Russian experts and specialists. In fact, they are not undesirable for Russia, which actually needs them very badly, but undesirable for the current regime.
The Victory Day parade in Moscow has sent a number of important messages, which outsiders would do well to reflect upon.
A space has opened up which has allowed diaspora Armenians to travel to their former homeland and citizens of Turkey to own up to their formerly hidden Armenian grandparents.
Either Putin has realized that the expansionist project overextended itself or perhaps the Russian president simply lost interest in Novorossiya in his “pivot to the East.”
As it attempts to step back from the brink of a new Cold War, the West will have to make sure that Putin does not interpret backtracking as a reward for bad behavior
The Ukraine showdown is even scarier and more dangerous than most people think: President Putin is making it up as he goes along.
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