Pavel Andreev argues that settling the differences with the West and building a new basis for partnership in Europe remains the Kremlin's preferred option, and his Valdai Club could play a role in that.
The partial ceasefire in Donbass and Lugansk has done little to ease the East-West information war and diplomatic argy-bargy relating to Russia and Ukraine. But sanctions will soon come to an end for several reasons.
Radek Sikorski has made a career out of being very well connected and very visible – which means that his successor as foreign minister will have to scramble to maintain Poland's international position.
September 19, 2014
- Dr Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy
While last year’s sell-off was about the “fragile five” group of economies in various EM regions, the next bout of turmoil – which has already begun to some extent – is likely to centre around Emerging Europe.
Jakub Vagner, the Czech presenter and extreme angler, is the record holder for catching the longest freshwater fish. Now he's trying to reel in an equally big fish – a fishing conglomerate ranging from media to resorts.