Estonia jails citizen for spying for Russia
An Estonian court has jailed a former employee of the Baltic state's counter-intelligence service for spying for Russia, according to court documents seen Friday by AFP.
The road to Sochi 2019: Russia’s influence in Africa
Sochi, the Black Sea resort in the Russian Federation, has hosted many international events. Sochi 2019 refers to the first Russia-Africa Summit to be held on 23-24 October 2019 in that city.
A new shepherd in the land of vultures
At the height of his power as the leader of the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin regarded members of the Catholic Church, the Jews and those denounced as rich farmers, landowners, and capitalists, as his enemies. At the height of his power when millions of his opponents were being sent to Siberian labour camps, Pierre Laval,…
NATO says no progress in Russia talks on arms treaty
Senior NATO and Russian officials failed to make a breakthrough Friday in talks on saving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, raising the spectre of a renewed arms race in Europe. Western capitals allege that Russia's latest generation of medium-range missiles breach the terms of the Cold War era INF treaty, and put European cities at…
Can we turn this ship around?
In the past two weeks, I have written two articles about the importance of government and state capacity. The first was on the phenomenon commonly referred to as the “tragedy of commons”.