European energy security policy reached a milestone in early June when the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP, after its Turkish initials) was opened. As the name indicates, the pipeline runs east-west across Turkey (1,850 kilometres) from the Georgian to the Greek border. It will carry, in the first instance, natural gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Read More…
Tag: Eastern Europe
Crisis in Macedonia: Democracy, Geopolitics, and Ethnic Tensions
Aidan Simardone explores the ongoing political crisis in Macedonia, its ramifications, and how countries in the Euro-Atlantic should respond.
Belarus: The Protests of the Social Parasites
Rejeanne Lacroix investigates the implementation of the social parasite tax in Belarus and the subsequent nationwide protests. She reflects upon possible political strategies for the former Soviet country.
Growing Tensions Between Serbia and Kosovo in the Western Balkans
As tensions grow in the Western Balkans and Russia appears to be expanding its influence in the region, Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview of the situation.
Eastern Europe’s Other Conflict, Part 2: How can NATO Prepare for Conflict in Moldova?
In the second part of a two-part series on the Moldovan-Transnistrian conflict, Aidan Simardone considers how NATO could respond to a potential reemergence of conflict between Moldova and Transnistria.
Eastern Europe’s Other Conflict, Part 1: Why Should Moldova Concern NATO?
In the first part of a two-part series on the Moldovan-Transnistrian conflict, Aidan Simardone covers the background of the conflict, the recent rise in tensions between Moldova and Transnistria, and the ramifications for security in the surrounding region.
Canada’s One Percent
We are having the wrong conversation about Canadian defence spending.
The Rising Populist Tide Across Europe
Will NATO change as Europe shifts right? Matthew Rae reports
Exploring the Russia – NATO Military Escalation in Eastern Europe
Following the recent deployment of US troops in Poland, Léo-Paul provides an overview of the military escalation currently going on between NATO and Russia
Protecting Lithuania from Hybrid Warfare
In addition to reinforcing Lithuania’s conventional defence, what are other effective ways of facing hybrid warfare threats? Léo-Paul Jacob explores