Senior Eurasia Analyst Eugene Chausovsky previews our upcoming series on Russia's hybrid warfare strategy and its impact on the Moscow-West standoff. The series will be published in five installments beginning on Aug. 7, 2017.
Europe's borderlands are in flux. From the shores of the Baltic to the Black seas, and from the peaks of the Carpathians to the Caucasus mountains, each country in the borderlands between Europe and Russia is re-evaluating its foreign policy position in response to major geopolitical changes.
A walk through Nicosia, the Cypriot capital, highlights the divided country's enduring challenges. Whether through economic pressures from the east and west or through the lingering divisions between its north and south, Cyprus must contend with challenges from all directions.
Like so many trading nations around the world, South Africa has been in difficult economic straits because of the plunge in global commodity prices. And though it has come a long way in the past two decades since apartheid ended, the country's journey is not yet finished.
Just days after the April 5 cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh, I visited the disputed territory. During my time there, I got a glimpse into life behind the veil of geopolitical tension that shrouds the area. I came away having learned a few things about a place and a people that have come to be defined by their long-standing conflict.
Much like Germany after World War II, Ukraine has become a symbol of the ongoing competition between two superpowers. Understanding Ukraine's role in the Russia-West rivalry is crucial to envisioning how Europe's future may evolve.
The United States and Russia may be moving closer to an understanding on the conflict in Ukraine. Diplomatic activity between U.S. and Russian officials has picked up, as have rumors of a political reshuffle in the separatist territories of Donetsk and Luhansk. There are even reports in both Ukrainian and Russian media that a "secret deal" is in the works.
A journey to Guatemala reveals the stark geographic -- and cultural -- divisions that have populated its history of ruptures and restorations, led by a succession of strongmen, military leaders and the occasional leftist.