• Bulgarian anti-immigrant fence

    Von am 29. November 2013

    A year after Greece completed its border fence with Turkey, Bulgarian authorities announced their own 30 kilometer fence. It is an effort to combat a spike in illegal migration following bloody fighting in Syria. This heavy handed approach will only lead to thousands more deaths and human suffering on the periphery of Europe. For many, the promised land becomes a kind of hell on earth

  • Russia has carrots too

    Von am 4. September 2013

    Russia's relationship with her ex-Soviet neighbours is just as much defined by soft power tactics as it is strong-armed energy diplomacy