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Conspiracy abounds

John B. Dunlop, The Moscow Bombings of September 1999: Examinations of Russian Terrorist Attacks at the Onset of Vladimir Putin’s Rule, (July 2014: second, revised and expanded edition) Book review by Paul Hansbury One of the least credible claims made following the downing of Flight MH17 originated with separatist leader Igor Girkin, a.k.a. Strelkov. On 18 … Continue reading

Transdniestria and Ukraine: allies or foes?
Analysis

Transdniestria and Ukraine: allies or foes?

Levon Nikolyan explores the complicated geopolitical triangle between Russia, Ukraine and Transdnietria. Given the current geo-political tensions in Eastern Europe, many fear that under Russian influence, Transdniestria could become a threat for Ukrainian border security. Indeed, there are concerns that Russian troops and Special Forces may cross into Ukrainian territory through its border with Transdniestria, which is … Continue reading

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has a new leader, but will it see a new beginning?
Analysis

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has a new leader, but will it see a new beginning?

Mihail Mikov was elected Leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party on 27 June 2014, following the resignation of Sergey Stanishev who had just become a Member of the European Parliament. Mikov won the position after two attempts, beating the former Minister of Economy and Energy Mr Dragomir Stoynev by just 44 votes. Here, Nikolay Manov … Continue reading

Warsaw Heroes
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Warsaw Heroes

Today, 1 August, is the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, one of the most celebrated and contested events in Polish popular memory. Here, Warsaw resident Krzysztof Kokoszczyński gives a personal view of the Uprising, 70 years on. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising – the most recent and, hopefully, … Continue reading