Michael Lambert

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Ph.D. in History of Europe & International Relations, Sorbonne University - INSEAD Business School, (Geo)political scientist working on Sino-European/Russian relations and soft power in the 21st century

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The Belarusian Irony of Fate in Abkhazia

Will Abkhazia's Christmas present this year be a long-awaited diplomatic recognition by Belarus? Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, the authorities in Minsk...

Understanding the Debate about Cryptocurrencies in Central Asia

In February 2020, the World Bank Group released a report entitled “FinTech in Europe and Central Asia: Maximizing Benefits and Managing Risks” highlighting the...

A Glimpse at China’s Nuclear Build-Up

The People’s Republic of China is now the second largest military spender after the United States, and the country has proven that it has...

The CIA’s Strategic Thinking in Afghanistan: 1979 to 2021

Afghanistan has been a priority area for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) since the 1950s as a result of the growing influence of the...

Power without Soft Power: China’s Outreach to Central Asia

The People’s Republic of China has become increasingly interested in the Central Asian countries—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—for both internal and external motives....

Abkhazia- Syria relations: Towards a Domino Effect with Belarus and North Korea?

Following Syria’s diplomatic recognition of Abkhazia in 2018, Abkhazia opened its embassy in Damascus in October 2020, attesting to the strengthening of relations between...

Nuclear Energy is not Dead! The Drivers Underpinning the Ongoing Nuclear Renaissance

As a result of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in the Soviet Union of 1986 and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011, public opinion remains...

The Turkish Konrul: How Ankara Uses the Turkic Council to Re-Engage in Central Asia

The countries of Central Asia — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan — are divided between the remaining influence of Russia, the heir of...

Blue Ocean Strategy for South Caucasus

The recent arrival of Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh has underlined the difficulties for a number of international institutions–the United Nations (UN), the Organization for...

From the Soviet Riviera to Bitcoin’s Paradise: The Unforeseen Case of Abkhazia

Abkhazia holds numerous advantages when it comes to the production of renewable energy, having a territory that is propitious for the deployment of solar...

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