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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.

The Yunus Affair Continues: Who Watches the Watchers?

The questions we asked — and the answers we found — are obvious and troubling. They demand further investigation before Yunus could be seriously considered for the prestigious Sakharov Prize.

Cloud of Allegations Hangs Over Yunus During Sakharov Prize Nomination

Yunus is potentially one of the most flawed candidates to be nominated for the Sakharov Prize in its history; and the sudden spotlight on her raises more questions than it answers.

Azerbaijan Looks to Thaw Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Through Targeted Diplomacy

Azerbaijan is taking its turn as the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, and is attempting to put its own stamp on the body’s policy and pronouncements.

The Dawn Still Hasn’t Broken for Eastern Europe

Within five years, Russia’s power — military and economic — will have no real check from the West.

What Next for Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership?

What we are seeing today is a slow unwinding of the wildest aspirations of the European dream, of permanent peace on the Great European Plain, of brotherhood forged of ties of trade and culture and shared progress, hardened by weariness of war and conflict. Europe had its moment to seize those dreams, and failed.

Toward a Unified Theory of Russian Empire

Reports from Ukraine’s security services that known fighting elements from Moldova’s breakaway Transdniester region have been active in Eastern Ukraine are a sign of several, related, ominous developments.

Georgia’s Mixed Signals and the Eastern Partnership’s Future

Over the course of the last ten days, Margvelashvili has made the circuit of every major Western wire service, extolling the virtues of the West and reassuring Russia that everything will be just fine.