25 years ago, the Russian historical empire melted down. Although often underreported, this also marked the end of alternative society in Europe. Collapse of the II world, made the 3rd way (of Yugoslavia and further, beyond Europe – globally, of the Nonaligned Movement) obsolete.

“These Chechens…They are like wolves coming down from the mountains… I am afraid they will come after me…”, the Turkish character of Vigo Mortensen’s Eastern Promises movie ushered.

Perhaps you've never traveled to southwestern Ohio. But you've probably heard of the Dayton accords, the 1995 agreement that ended the Bosnian war.

Alexander Borodai (allegedly a former high ranking officer in the Russian successor to the KGB, the FSB) has recently stood down as ‘Prime Minister’ of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic (DNR: Donets'ka Narodna Respublika).

Following famous words of my professor Anis Bajrektarevic that: “the Atlantic Europe is a political power-house (with the two of three European nuclear powers and two of five permanent members of the UN Security Council, P-5), Central Europe is an economic power-house, Russophone Europe is an energy power-house, Scandinavian Europe is all of that a bit, and Eastern Europe is none of it.”

A draft of the Vilnius summit declaration acknowledges the European "aspirations" of its six Eastern Partnership countries, includes wording on Belarusian civil society that Minsk wants to delete, and has left a blank space regarding EU-Armenia relations.

The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner says he wants Azerbaijan to implement a series of reforms before Baku takes over the chairmanship of the Council of Europe (CoE).

Georgia's President-elect Giorgi Margvelashvili says his country hopes to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union next year.

Belarus plans to launch a joint project with Turkmenistan to build aerial drones.

The World Economic Forum hosted its first Strategic Dialogue on the Future of Ukraine on 5 and 6 November, bringing together senior policy-makers from Ukraine, neighbouring countries and international organizations.

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