Sport, Integrity, Tajikistan and Belarus: Call off Bets on Dictatorships

I wrote this piece for BNE Intellinews along with a further analysis for Emerging Europe to reaffirm my belief that by allowing sports matches to continue in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko is responsible for a public health disaster. Covid-19 has provided the smokescreen for further human rights violations to take place, in states which are alreadyContinue reading “Sport, Integrity, Tajikistan and Belarus: Call off Bets on Dictatorships”

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”

Moldova is being lost to Moscow: Analysis, U.S News and World Report

This is an excerpt of a lengthy analysis written with my colleague Olga Kousi for U.S News and World Report, about how a new regime in Moldova has seen the country turn away from Brussels and move instead towards Moscow. Christina Petru Ph. D, Olga L. Kousi, MPhil THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA was once the posterContinue reading “Moldova is being lost to Moscow: Analysis, U.S News and World Report”