Lukashenko’s Death Match

Here is one of several pieces I published last week on Alexander Lukashenko’s disgraceful stance on COVID19 epidemic for Emerging Europe. Recent news that Covid-19’s mass cancellation of sports fixtures has led gambling companies to offer bets on some of the only soccer matches still being played (in Belarus) is neither a wild-card punt forContinue reading “Lukashenko’s Death Match”

Igor-nomics brings Moldova to the brink of disaster

This article was first published by BNE Intellinews on October 6th 2019. NR Investments Ltd, via Avia Invest, has since been forced to abandon its investments in the Republic of Moldova, following concerted pressure from President Igor N. Dodon. Moldovan President Igor Dodon has sought to rebrand himself as neutral between east and west andContinue reading “Igor-nomics brings Moldova to the brink of disaster”


With Ceban’s election in Chișinău, is a ‘Dodonarchy’ nigh? Christina Petru, Ph. D. Contributor, Emerging Europe. The following analysis was published November 5th 2019 by Emerging Europe On November 4 socialist Ion Ceban won the mayoral election for Moldova’s capital, Chișinău, with 52.39 per cent of votes cast – narrowly defeating his opponent Andrei Nastase, whoContinue reading “#FlashPointMoldova”