A revisionist Russia resembling the USSR is back on the international stage, seeking to expand its geopolitical influence through the seizure of former Soviet states. Zihao Lui provides a timely examination of the liberalist doctrine of international relations in light of Russia’s invasion of Crimea.
Greece seems to be on the road to recovery - the fascist Golden Dawn party has been suppressed, the recent Greek bond placement was a success, and the erosion of its GDP is slowing. However, in the light of Baltakos-Gate, a scandal surrounding a high-powered Greek politician, and two studies published by Amnesty International, it appears that the judicial and policing systems are rife with corruption. Zander Abranowicz examines the allegations.