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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Western sanctions never affect those who dominate politics in Minsk and Moscow
By Tim Ogden
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in her own words
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia has been entirely dependent on Russian support
The Caucasus region still has a strategic importance as the gateway between Europe and Asia
Turkey is making fewer attempts to disguise its increasingly Islamist and authoritarian tendencies
Russia faces some difficult choices with few attractive consequences
As in World War One, it will not take much for the conflict to really heat up
The EU and Nato have expressed ‘deep concern’ but the most decisive actors remain Turkey and Russia
He has never made any attempt to hide his Russian nationalist sympathies
A defeated Armenia descends into turmoil
The West should worry about Georgia’s broken democracy
What does Belarus’s opposition leader want?
Why Lukashenko keeps getting away with it
Why Navalny may not be a friend of the West
It’s time to expel Turkey from Nato
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