The Polish-Ukrainian Memory Quarrel and Its Repercussions

Ukrainians pushed their country westward with the Euromaidan revolution, but instead of closer ties with Poland, Ukrainian-Polish relations continue to be strained by historical events.

Kremlin Blocks Political Opposition Websites

A number of websites belonging to pro-democracy organization Open Russia have been blocked by an order from the Russian prosecutor general’s office in another move to censor opposition.

A Proxy for the Kremlin: The Russian Orthodox Church

The Russian Orthodox Church has become a valuable soft power tool in the Kremlin’s strategy to exploit divisions and dismantle European and transatlantic ties.

What Putin Isn’t Learning From His Role Model, Alexander III

Vladimir Putin recently unveiled his eighth monument to Czar Alexander III, whose legacy demonstrates how rolling back democratic reforms can make democratic upheaval inevitable.