The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has a decades-old reputation for strong-arm tactics, but its silencing of dissent has become especially brazen over the past several weeks. At the end of August, SBU officers ejected a number of journalists from the country, including two Spanish reporters removed for anti-Ukrainian “propaganda” after reporting Ukrainian government shelling of civilian areas in the fight against separatists.
The levels of economic growth are again those achieved in 2007, but, after the Brexit, the neighboring country will become extra-EU. Although the Irish are the most Europeanist on the continent, the market in the Republic is very integrated with the United Kingdom (part of which, Northern Ireland, is on the island).
Strange how few, clear, words can be misled with dull budding. This is the case with the analysis by Michael Elleman, a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), who points to arms dealers and international smugglers operating in Russia and Ukraine as responsible of North Korean missile technology leap.
If it hadn’t been for Brexit, the UK would have been starting its six-month term in the rotating presidency of the EU’s Council of Ministers this month. Instead, the schedule shifted and the Baltic nation of Estonia is in the driver's seat, where it has a rare opportunity to set the tone for the EU’s broader agenda. In the case of Estonia, that primarily means preaching the benefits of digital governance to its neighbours.
When I was a high school student, nothing appealed to me more than the prospect of studying in the United Kingdom. I had visited London a few times, and I was at the time drawn by seductive yet vaguely defined ideas of career and success.