Category: Analyses

  • The Changing Tides оf Black Sea Power Dynamics. Freedom of Navigation and Connectivity in the Black Sea Region

    Ten years after the illegal annexation of Crimea and two years after the start of the war in Ukraine, the Russian ambition of establishing dominance over the Black Sea is more apparent than ever. By launching attacks on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, improvising a naval route which hugs the coasts of NATO member-states and utilizing…

  • European Elections: What Will Be the Key Issues for European Voters?

    European Elections: What Will Be the Key Issues for European Voters?

    More than 400 million Europeans will have the opportunity to vote in the European Parliament elections in June. What are the issues that will drive them to the polls? The European Green Pact, support for Ukraine, energy independence and security are just some of the issues that have dominated public discourse in the final years…

  • The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria

    The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria was approved by 165 Members of the National Assembly on the 20th of December on the third and final reading. The amendmends to the Constitution include significant changes, such as to the functions and structure of the judicial system, the structure and authority of…

  • The Future of American Aid to Ukraine

    Ukraine’s success in resisting the occupiers is largely due to Western assistance, which is expressed in diplomatic pressure, humanitarian and financial aid, weapons, and the imposition of various sanctions packages against Russia. U.S. military and financial aid is one of the most important components of the campaign to help Ukraine. The U.S has allocated nearly…

  • The Future of EU Enlargement Policy and the 2024 European Parliament Elections

    The Future of EU Enlargement Policy and the 2024 European Parliament Elections

    The enlargement of the European Union is a key topic for the future of regional security and cooperation in Europe. Our policy brief offers some insight into current matters leading to the European Council meeting on 14-15 December, which will be a critical moment for the future of the Union.