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Mon, Jun 10, 2019

Political gridlock in Moldova

Although representatives from the pro-Russia Socialist Party and the pro-European Union ACUM bloc reached an agreement on June 8 to form a coalition government, the deal was challenged by the Democratic Party, which argued to the Constitutional Court that it was formalized after the official deadline, meaning snap elections needed to be called.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Democratic Transitions Elections

Mon, May 13, 2019

Will Ukraine become a giant Moldova?

Enter Ukraine’s sparkling new passport service center on the third floor of a shabby 1990s Kyiv shopping center and you feel you have entered Ukraine’s world of the future: bright lights, a digital ticket system, and 60 stylishly uniformed young men and women. They are all devoted to giving you, the Ukrainian citizen, a new […]

UkraineAlert by James Brooke

Future of Work International Markets

Tue, May 7, 2019

Anti-LGBT Facebook Posts Proliferate in Georgia Before Tbilisi Pride

Anti-Western and far-right Facebook pages began to disseminate anti-LGBT content following the announcement of Georgia’s first-ever large-scale pride event.

Article by Eto Buziashvili

Disinformation English

Thu, May 2, 2019

Armenia Assailed by Deceptive “Fact-Checking” Groups, Part 2: The Coordination

Two Armenian Facebook pages masqueraded as impartial fact-checking organizations to discredit the government of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

Article by Zarine Kharazian, Eto Buziashvili, and Yulia Reshitko

Civil Society Disinformation

Thu, May 2, 2019

Armenia Assailed by Deceptive “Fact-Checking” Groups, Part 1: The Players

The DFRLab has uncovered a sophisticated influence operation with the aim of discrediting Nikol Pashinyan and his supporters under the hashtag #SutNikol.

Article by Zarine Kharazian, Eto Buziashvili, and Yulia Reshitko

Civil Society Disinformation

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

US international broadcasting: recommendations from the Eurasian experience

Russian information operations are carefully curated for each country that Moscow targets. For their own citizens, Russian media describe their country as all-powerful, yet the victim of constant plots and slander. Moldovans are told a predatory European Union (EU) is impoverishing the country and tearing it from Moscow’s benevolent orbit. The message to Ukrainians is […]

Report by Thomas Kent

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Apr 9, 2019

It’s time to invite Georgia to join NATO

Leaving Georgia with a promise as protection in an increasingly dangerous neighborhood may only encourage Russia to exploit the West’s hesitation and retard the tenuous progress made in Tbilisi thus far.

New Atlanticist by Colby Galliher

Democratic Transitions NATO
US Senator Chris Murphy

Wed, Apr 3, 2019

US Sen. Chris Murphy warns allies to be vigilant about the ‘quiet things’ Russia is doing

Murphy says Russia funding "fight clubs and biker clubs" in the Baltic States to exploit domestic instability.

NATOat70 by Ashish Kumar Sen

China NATO

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Black Sea natural gas games: A fork in the road for the BRUA Pipeline project

Hopes were riding high on the discovery of Romania’s Black Sea natural gas deposits in 2012, which were expected to provide a cheap and local source of the fuel for Central and South Eastern Europe (CSEE). ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom would carry out the offshore production, and the Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria (BRUA) pipeline project, formally conceived in […]

EnergySource by Nolan Theisen and John Szabo

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Fri, Mar 15, 2019

A European view: Europe, Nord Stream 2, and diversification

Preface During his 2019 State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump claimed credit for getting European NATO members to pay an additional $100 billion in military outlays to the alliance by the end of 2020. Similarly, instead of raising the specter of further sanctions on Russia that would impact European allies, the United States […]

EnergySource by Friedbert Pflüger

Central Europe Eastern Europe