Georgi Gotev

Armenia 27-04-2016

In Nagorno-Karabakh, politicking ramps up as fighting draws down

In the coming weeks, the level of diplomatic activity on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue will continue to be higher than usual, writes Stratfor.

14-03-2016

Why Syria’s government has survived the war

Thanks to military and police control inherited from the French colonialism, Bashar al-Assad's rule went almost completely unchallenged, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.

Global Europe 18-11-2014

EU communication versus Russian propaganda

Russian propaganda is taking the EU off-guard. Some who still remember the Communist days say it is reaching heights unknown, since the end of the Cold War. Thirty years ago, this propaganda was on the defensive, while now Moscow is on the offensive, writes Georgi Gotev.

Europe's East 05-09-2014

Georgia and the Saakashvili criminal charges conundrum

The decision by the Georgian prosecutor to press charges against former President Mikheil Saakashvili was not unexpected, but it nonetheless has the potential to change Georgia’s relationship with Europe and the US as well as to stoke domestic political tension, writes Lincoln Mitchell.

Europe's East 05-09-2014

Personal appeal of Ukraine’s Ambassador to Europe

In the light of the tragic developments unfolding in Mariupol, Ukrainian Ambassador to the EU Kosiantyn Yielisieiev calls upon the Union to preserve its unity in face of a new threat to peace and security. 

Global Europe 01-09-2014
EU Priorities 2020 29-08-2014

Herman’s handbook for the new Council President

Despite a reputation for having the “charisma of a damp rag”, as Nigel Farage once put it, Van Rompuy made European Council meetings more efficient and his successor should learn a lot from him, writes Agata Gosty?ska.

Lumos

Child protection: from façade engagement to genuine care

For those who have worked to improve the lives of vulnerable children, particularly those locked away in institutions, the challenge is to move from façade engagement to genuine care, writes Georgette Mulheir.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will play a decisive role in negotiating the European Council's nomination choice for the European Commission presidency. [EC]
Europe's East 22-08-2014

What kind of gift will Merkel give Poroshenko on Ukrainian Independence Day?

What is Ukraine expecting from the visit of the German Chancellor? The answer is simple – a lot. However, if Merkel confines herself only to calls for the peaceful settlement of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, this will be the dead-end of European diplomacy on Ukraine, writes Bohdan Sumenko.