Free Markets, Free People

Christmas Approaches

Regardless of the reason, as this blessed season comes to a close, we wish you all the best.

Russia Stretches, The World Bends

The time for dithering is over. It is time for a strategy in the West that recognizes this at long last.

Estonia’s Break with the Soviets is Complete: A Government that Promotes Doing Business

This is the future for which so many former Soviet Republics strive, even now: A world where the past is honored, but new frontiers are broken, where men voluntarily work together to make a better world.

Moldova’s Elections Carry Mixed News

There seems to be no real understanding in the West of how the world has changed in a mere twelve months.

How Will Moldova Decide?

Moldova’s political and economic futures can only come to be, no matter the short-term pain, with Europe.

The Customs Union’s Strength is Its Weak Link: Oil Prices Threaten Putin’s Project

Russian economic and military power is heavily dependent on high oil and natural gas prices. Cut the floor beneath those prices and a Communist superpower crumbles, and a revanchist Empire buckles.

Elections in a World Falling Down

Vladimir Putin merely wants every nation within Moscow’s reach to accept that the center of gravity in their region lies roughly at the doors to the Kremlin.

The Sakharov Prize: Awarded to the Deserving Mukwege

Paeans to Dr. Mukwege abound, and he competed for the Nobel Prize. Why, then, were EuroMaidan and Leyla Yunus ever in the running for this prize; and why did they lose seemingly out of nowhere?

More Questions on the Yunus Nomination for the Sakharov Prize Arise

Today, we have even more questions than answers — questions that pose real hurdles to Yunus’s nomination.

As the West Turns to Azerbaijan, Armenia Turns to Russia

Azerbaijan and the West are growing closer, while Armenia has chosen the path of Russia and Vladimir Putin’s vassal state.