By Jeremy Bowen - 07 March 17:00
The BBC’s Middle East editor on John Kerry striking the wrong tone over Ukraine, and remembering the Aleppo souks.
By Pawel Swidlicki - 07 March 14:47
Beyond the bluster and rhetoric, there is a surprising degree of consensus on the reforms needed.
By New Statesman - 06 March 13:36
Whatever the Kremlin apologists say – and regardless of the ancient historical and cultural affinities involved – there are few benefits for citizens of Crimea likely to result from their de facto annexation by Russia.
By Angus Roxburgh - 06 March 10:00
Why the former Czechoslovakian state, which gained its “Velvet Divorce” from the Czech Republic in 1993, is one of Europe’s quiet successes.
By Marcus Roberts - 05 March 14:34
Ukrainian and Georgian NATO membership should be fast-tracked and energy security pursued with far greater vigour and speed.
By KermlinRussia - 03 March 12:03
If you can’t improve people’s living standards, you can try to give them a sense of belonging to a great power.
By George Eaton - 03 March 9:00
The Foreign Secretary says Ukraine "is an entirely different situation" after John Kerry criticises Russia for "invading another country on completely trumped up pretext".
By George Eaton - 28 February 15:53
It will become harder for the PM to insist he can succeed when the europhile and the europhobe both declare he will fail.
By Mark Leonard - 28 February 8:08
There are three groups Nigel Farage and Ukip must win over: the settlers, the prospectors and the pioneers. Can he do it?
By Rafael Behr - 27 February 1:04
The Prime Minister can see the strategic as well as the economic logic that keeps Britain in Europe.
By Nick Tyrone - 25 February 15:54
After withdrawing from the centre-right European People's Party grouping, Cameron has no right to tell his MEPs not to flirt with the anti-Euro Alternative für Deutschland.
By David Clark - 24 February 10:50
The EU cannot afford a wait and see approach that creates the risk of economic divergence and renewed instability.
By New Statesman - 22 February 16:08
Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May.
By Agata Pyzik - 20 February 10:56
Ukraine finds itself in an impossible clinch, where it is alternately patronised (“those heroic Ukrainians!”) and refused serious help to counter Russia’s bailouts. With people dying on the streets as the violence intensifies, how much longer can this last?
By Daniel Trilling - 19 February 9:50
Neither of these two new books about the feminist art collective leave one optimistic about the immediate future of Russian politics, but they show the deep effect the saga has had.
By Lucy Ash - 18 February 14:23
“I don’t hide behind the title ‘journalist’ any more,” says Tetiana Chornovol. “My investigative reporting is just one of the weapons I use in my battle against Yanukovych and his clan.”
By Julia Ioffe - 18 February 13:41
Nadia Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, who were released from prison less than two months ago, say they were arrested in Sochi with a group of activists and journalists.
By Sophie McBain - 14 February 11:55
Belgium has lifted all age restrictions on euthanasia, despite concerns that the legislation has been rushed through.
By Andrew Mellor - 05 February 12:42
British commentators have been dismissing Scandinavian culture and politics using selective statistics and un-contextualised observations. But from smart young people to art and happiness: the qualities of Nordic life are well established.
By Andrew Hussey - 30 January 11:30
Dieudonné is no Bernard Manning or Frankie Boyle, whose humour is purposelessly offensive. In recent years, he has set out on a political mission to provoke the French state and test the limits of French law.
By Nicholas Lezard - 23 January 17:59
This is the place to which the Beloved is committed.
By Richard J Evans - 23 January 9:58
Old world decline, rogue empires, killing for God – looking at 1914, we can discover that there are many uncomfortable parallels with our own time.
By Sophie McBain - 16 January 12:24
A poll reveals that Francois Hollande's popularity among French women has increased following news of his alleged affair with an actress.
By Rhiannon and Holly - 16 January 8:54
Open your mouth and identify yourself as a human being while daring to be married to a high-powered politician, and the media is unlikely to look kindly upon you.
By John Gaffney - 15 January 10:27
When things are going well, the “private life” is deliberately on display for all to see. That is how the French presidency thrives.
By Sarah Karacs and Alan White - 14 January 12:57
Eva came from Hungary to London to work 21 hours a day as a nanny, but when she lost her job she had nothing. While we discuss the political issues of immigration, we can't forget the people who are being exploited on the black market.
By Nicholas Hillman - 08 January 16:52
It's a sweet irony that Margaret Thatcher is the heroine both of some of those who wish to come here and many of those who oppose their doing so.
By Michael Ignatieff - 03 January 9:16
One country saved its Jews. Were they just better people? <em>Countrymen</em>, a new book by Bo Lidegaard, seeks to explain how a small country tried to fight back.
By Matthew Goodwin - 02 January 13:17
While the more established parties, such as the Front National and the Sweden Democrats, look set to enjoy the next year, others are likely to remain firmly on the fringe.
By Ian Steadman - 26 November 13:19
The WHO's latest health inequity report made a startling claim that "about half" of those with HIV deliberately infected themselves in order to claim benefits, a claim not backed by the study cited.