Category Archives: National Endowment for Democracy

Balkans are Europe’s soft underbelly?


Controlled crisis would give Russia bargaining tools and distract from Ukraine, says Ivan Krastev. Could the Balkans be the next playground for Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, and his politics of destabilisation? he… Read more »

Azerbaijan: still U.S. ‘strategic partner’ despite suppression of independent voices


The United States wants to engage with Azerbaijan “more vigorously” and at higher levels, a top State Department official said on January 12, RFE/RL reports: Thomas Melia (left), who is… Read more »