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The US Midterms: Republican Control means more Focus on Eastern Europe

The US midterm elections for Congress and Senate are approaching. They will be held on 8 November, 2022 and will have an impact on Eastern Europe by shifting some foreign policy attention back to the region. The midterm elections might also have an impact

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Russian Court's Ban of Newspaper Novaya Gazeta is a Punch in the Face of Freedom of Speech

The recent ruling by a Russian court in Moscow to revoke the license of Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, is a punch in the face of freedom of speech. Globally, not just in Russia.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 7, 2022, Wednesday // 09:19 | Viewed: 2631

Can a Renewed Iran Nuclear Deal Solve Europe's Energy Problems

Last week, the EU delivered a "final" draft to the Iranian side and in response, the Iranians dropped a point which until recently was seen as a red-line demand. Previously, Iran demanded the removal of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps from the US St

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 23, 2022, Tuesday // 07:17 | Viewed: 3141

President Biden's Visit to Saudi Arabia: Saudi-US Relations in Freefall

In July of this year, Joseph Biden visited Israel and Saudi Arabia for the first time as US president. It is well known that the primary goal of the trip was to persuade Saudi Arabia to increase oil production to alleviate the pressure caused by soaring g

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 21, 2022, Sunday // 09:42 | Viewed: 2914

Anti-Americanism and Russian Propaganda in Greece

The foreign policy of Greek government towards Russia has sparked reactions among politically opposed parliamentary parties and from public opinion

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 7, 2022, Sunday // 13:07 | Viewed: 6481

Emotional Mobilization in Chinese Online bottom-up Populism

Populism is a buzzword of our time and has attracted the attention of politicians, commentators, and scholars alike

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 3, 2022, Wednesday // 15:55 | Viewed: 2937

Could PLA logistics sustain an Invasion of Taiwan?

It is too early to say whether the PLA is concentrating troops at locations opposite Taiwan, but it does raise the interesting topic of the capability of Chinese military logistics

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 1, 2022, Monday // 12:23 | Viewed: 2577

Is the Ukraine-Russia Grain Deal a "Beacon of Hope" or an Illusory Dream?

Are the two separate agreements signed in Istanbul last Friday by Russia and Ukraine with the United Nations and Turkey that pave the way for the export of 22 million of Ukrainian grain which remained blockaded in three Black Sea ports, as well as the exp

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 25, 2022, Monday // 08:49 | Viewed: 3319

2022 Open Balkan: The Future belongs to the Peoples of the Balkans

The European Union's treats Western Balkans states as a wicked stepmother. While this has not significantly changed even after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it did trigger a fundamental debate on whether the EU wants at all to admit the remaining six W

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 8, 2022, Friday // 16:02 | Viewed: 6008

Putin’s War and Beyond

The war in Ukraine goes painfully on

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 6, 2022, Wednesday // 18:42 | Viewed: 2904

It's Not Just Bulgarians: Why Half the World Likes Putin

Nearly half of Bulgarians approve of Russia (at an EU average of about 10%), and more than 25% even approve of Putin's war, according to several surveys, the latest of which is from Eurobarometer

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 30, 2022, Thursday // 16:55 | Viewed: 6118

Europe Is Sleepwalking Into Another World War

More than 100 years after World War I, Europe’s leaders are sleepwalking toward a new all-out war. In 1914, the European governments believed that the war would last three weeks; it lasted four years and resulted in more than 20 million deaths

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 5, 2022, Tuesday // 16:59 | Viewed: 15920

Natural Gas without Hysteria

The energy sector has retreated markedly from its highs in the first days of March but remains a hot topic for markets. Europe’s gas market survived several bouts of fear that it would be without Russian gas.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 4, 2022, Monday // 10:57 | Viewed: 11290

Racist Double-Standards persist at EU/Ukraine Borders and Beyond

Over the past weeks, there have been overwhelming accounts documenting students of African and Arab descent, and their family members, being prevented from crossing the Ukrainian border.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 31, 2022, Thursday // 10:39 | Viewed: 4273

Putin at the ICC - The Jurisdictional Issues

The International Criminal Court (ICC) used to be referred to as a dumping ground for rebels.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 27, 2022, Sunday // 12:33 | Viewed: 5163

Washington is Not Entirely Innocent of This Chaos

Last week, people in Italy and Bulgaria took to the streets in protest, refusing to load the deadly cargo which was set to be transported to US and NATO. They waved flags and chanted "NATO out." Why? Why have the economically and strategically unified nat

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 24, 2022, Thursday // 18:06 | Viewed: 14202

Staging US Troops in Bulgaria is Unnecessary and a Liability

This weekend, US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin visited Bulgaria and carried out a joint press conference with Bulgarian Prime Minister, Kiril Petkov. Lloyd also addressed US and Bulgarian troops in Bulgaria, speaking of building trust.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 22, 2022, Tuesday // 14:15 | Viewed: 5484

Central Asia Struggles With the Consequences of Russia

During the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Antalya, Turkey, which took place from March 11 to March 13, 2022, the Kyrgyz Republic’s Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev told Helga Maria Schmid, the secretary-general of the Organization for Security and Cooperatio

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 17, 2022, Thursday // 17:59 | Viewed: 4805

Is President Putin a Rational Actor? Yes, Of Course

It's a common question that has been asked every time Russian President Vladimir Putin's expansionist moods appear: Is Putin a rational actor? The short answer is: yes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 12, 2022, Saturday // 16:48 | Viewed: 6257

The Reality of War from the Point of View of a Ukrainian Student

Olena is a 20-year-old Ukrainian girl that endured the first days of the Russian invasion. She is in her 4th year as a student of International Relations at the Taras Shevcheko National University of Kyiv. A letter, detailing her days of horror, was sent

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 11, 2022, Friday // 15:16 | Viewed: 3476

There is Unjustified Hate Towards Ordinary Russians in Latvia Right Now

Valentina is a young girl from Latvia but her parents are Russian. She is against the war in Ukraine and doesn’t support Putin’s actions. However, she witnesses unfair treatment of Russians and Russian-speaking people in her home country and she doesn’t w

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 10, 2022, Thursday // 14:17 | Viewed: 5530
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