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Nikola Mikovic

Armenia is Turning its Back on Russia

, 20 September 2022
The era of Russian dominance in the South Caucasus is coming to an end, reports Nikola Mikovic

Ukraine’s Counter Offensives: Is Putin Disconnected from Reality?

, 8 September 2022
As the Russian army is pushed back around Kharkiv and Kherson, Nicola Mikovic looks at why the Kremlin still holds to its narrative of a multi-polar world, with itself a major player

Serbia-Kosovo Tensions: How Likely is Another War in Europe?

, 1 August 2022
If Putin is trying to stoke conflict in the Balkans, he’s going to have to contend with the influence of NATO, the US and the EU in the region, reports Nicola Mikovic

Winter is Coming: Can Europe Win the Energy Battle with Russia?

, 29 July 2022
With the Kremlin disrupting supplies of gas to the EU as part of its war effort against Ukraine, Nikola Mikovic looks at who will suffer most in the coming showdown

Will Belarus Invade Western Ukraine?

, 13 June 2022
Nikola Mikovic considers the evidence for whether Russia is set to mobilise its only close European ally in the Ukraine war

Oil, Gas and War: Putin’s Choices in Kazakhstan and Ukraine

, 11 January 2022
Nikola Mikovic looks at the Kremlin's response to two crises on the borders of Russia, and sees strategic energy reserves as a key factor in its decision making
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Could the Migrant Crisis on the Belarusian-Polish Border Lead to a Major War in Europe?

, 16 November 2021
Nikola Mikovic explains how the weaponisation of refugees by the Belarus dictator Alexander Lukashenko is a serious new escalation in the conflicts between the EU and Russia over recognition, energy supplies and the frozen war in Ukraine

Oil Well Hunt in the Shadow of Ethnic Clashes in Montenegro

, 6 September 2021
The inauguration of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro was met with protests and accusations that the Church is a tool for Russian interests

State Kidnapped Belarusian Dissident Roman Protasevich is the Victim of a New Cold War

, 25 May 2021
Nikola Mikovic reports on how the West's reaction to a new wave of suppression in Belarus could drive it closer to Putin and the Kremlin

Is War Between Russia and Ukraine Just a Matter of Time?

, 6 April 2021
Nikola Mikovic analyses the military build-up in Eastern Ukraine as tensions mount again between Kyiv and Moscow

Will Putin’s Russia Set Its Sights on Destabilising Moldova?

, 7 December 2020
Nikola Mikovic reports on developments around Transnistria, Moldova’s Russian-sponsored breakaway region

Russia and Belarus: The Power Play

, 30 November 2020
Nikola Mikovic discusses how energy will define relations between Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko

Russia Could Have Betrayed Armenia for Oil and Gas

, 23 November 2020
Nikola Mikovic examines whether Russia's decision not to support Armenia could have been linked to lucrative energy deals with Azerbaijan

Putin Forced Armenia to Capitulate to Azerbaijan

, 10 November 2020
As the US remains preoccupied with the presidential elections, Nikola Mikovic reports on how Russia appears to be resolving the conflict over the Armenian enclave

The ‘Lukashenko Must Go’ Campaign Faces its Final Crusade

, 26 October 2020
If a national strike fails to bring down Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, opposition forces will be forced to play the long game, reports Nikola Mikovic

Who is the Legitimate Leader of Belarus?

, 25 September 2020

Is It Game Over for Montenegro’s 30-Year Autocrat?

, 1 September 2020

Belarus: Are the Russians Coming?

, 28 August 2020

Does Putin Really Want to Destabilise Belarus?

, 3 August 2020

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