- Daily Brief
- December 8, 2021
Fighting over the Azerbaijani-recognised, Armenian-held territory is the fiercest in decades.
Brussels may struggle to organise a collective response to the attack on the high-profile opposition leader.
President Lukashenko’s efforts to save his decades-long regime could tip Minsk towards Moscow.
President Lukashenko is running for his sixth term; no other leader has held power in the post-Soviet era.
China is encroaching on the space being vacated by the US in Afghanistan, but familiar challenges remain.
Beijing’s influence over the former Soviet states has grown in parallel with its economic investment.
One of Putin’s goals is the destabilization of the European Union. With Hungary, he is succeeding.
For the Kremlin, Crimea is a suitcase without a handle.
The Ukrainian church’s separation from Russia will not be an amicable divorce.
Despite warming relations with Moscow, Ulaanbaatar will maintain its ‘Third Neighbour Policy’.
Australia-Russia relations have soured further after Canberra expelled Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Despite diplomatic efforts to restore ties, Russia-UK relations will remain strained.