The Kremlin’s foreign policy is subordinate above all to the domestic political aims of the ruling elite.
The Swedish government commissioned the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration to begin negotiations with the US government to purchase the Patriot defence system.
The regional elections in Slovakia on 4 November were a success for the coalition of centre-right opposition parties.
Despite the fact that more than 60 years have passed since the death of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the USSR from 1922 to 1953, the memory of him remains alive.
The official discourse accompanying the anniversary of the October Revolution reveals the Russian ruling elite’s ambivalence about the events of 1917.
Over the past three years, a distinct change has become visible in the ideological discourse of the government of Belarus.
On 18 October Germany’s acting government adopted guidelines for the country’s participation in permanent structured cooperation (PESCO) in the EU.
The elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic on 20–21 October ended with an unambiguous victory for the ANO 2011 political movement.
In September, three out of five members of the supervisory board of Naftogaz, Ukraine’s largest gas company, announced their resignation.
According to preliminary results, the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan held on 15 October, was won by the former prime minister, Sooronbay Jeenbekov.