Brad Blitz and Alexandra Lewis explain how Russia’s mass deportation of Ukrainians is not an accident, but central to the ‘Ru.Lag’ – the Kremlin’s new form of political and economic control. Continue reading Putin’s Gulag-Based Empire of Abduction, Deportation, & Modern Slavery
With a close election looming in Hungary, prime minister Viktor Orbán faces a tough challenge. Thomas Lorman discusses Hungary’s ambiguous loyalty to Ukraine and Orbán’s tightrope walk between Brussels and Moscow. Continue reading Hungarian election: for Viktor Orbán, Ukraine is close but the elections are closer
Apostolos Thomadakis considers conflicts of interest in countries’ responses to Putin’s attack on Ukraine, and discusses an apparent void in effective and strategic European or global leadership on this crisis. Continue reading The Ukrainian invasion: the world stage without a lead?￼
Kristóf Papp discusses the importance of meaningfully engaging young people and proposes the implementation of a Youth Test to improve participation in policy making. Continue reading The EU Youth Test: Investing Now in the Union’s Future
Michael Wilkinson compares how Europe is responding to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine to European responses to the Iraq war and the multiple crises it faced in the last 20 years. Will this new war bind Europeans together, and will this make Europe more, or less, democratic? Continue reading February 24th, or what binds Europeans together?