Politics, Political Systems & Governance

UN Compact and Foreign Policy Sour Grapes

While the UN Global Compact on Migration has very limited direct relevance for Estonia, a refusal to endorse it would undermine the country’s reputation, relationship with its allies and partners, as well as multilateral cooperation, writes Kristi Raik, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS).

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What’s behind Moldova’s massive protests?

As Moldovans continue to protest the judicial nullification of mayoral election results in the capital city of Chișinău, the Atlantic Council asked a panel of international experts–including ICDS non-resident research fellow Emmet Tuohy–to weigh in.

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Poland: the End of Democracy?

In April, cinemas across Poland began to screen a new black comedy film Mug (Twarz in Polish), a relatively obvious criticism of the power of the church in Polish society that paints a vivid picture of small towns and villages—the so-called Poland B.

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The First Days of Putin’s New Term

It is meaningless to analyze the outcomes of the Russian presidential election, given that such an analysis was just as possible before the voting took place. Vladimir Putin has been reelected with a record-high amount of votes. No other candidate campaigned in any significant or meaningful way, making this arguably the most pointless run-up to any election in the history of contemporary Russia.

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