ZOiS Spotlight

ZOiS Spotlight features analyses, insights and background information on current developments in Eastern Europe by ZOiS researchers and guest contributors. ZOiS Spotlight is published each Wednesday in English and German.

ZOiS Spotlight 23/2018 by Tsypylma Darieva

Azerbaijan celebrates its secular legacy

ZOiS Spotlight 22/2018 by Timm Beichelt

The Politics of Football in Russia: Repressive and Rational

ZOiS Spotlight 21/2018 by Silvia Stöber

Armenia, a textbook case of a peaceful uprising

ZOiS Spotlight 20/2018 by Anja Tippner

Svetlana Alexievich and nostalgia

ZOiS Spotlight 19/2018 by Elza-Bair Guchinova

Sobibor today

ZOiS Spotlight 18/2018 by Richard Mole

The politics of homophobia in Eastern Europe

ZOiS Spotlight 17/2018 by Gwendolyn Sasse

Linking language and security in Ukraine

ZOiS Spotlight 16/2018 by Caroline von Gall

Russia and the European Convention on Human Rights

ZOiS Spotlight 15/ 2018 by James Hughes

Turning Russians into Balts?

ZOiS Spotlight 14/2018 by Bernd Greiner

A new Cold War?

Spotlight 13/2018 by O. Gulina and O. Pozniak

Migration flows from Ukraine: changing trends

ZOiS Spotlight 12/2018 by Chris Hann

Hungary’s parliamentary election: a bottom-up perspective

ZOiS Spotlight 11/2018 by Viktor Voronkov

Russia’s independent sociology under pressure

Spotlight ZOiS 10/2018 by Elisa Satjukow

The NATO air strikes in Serbia’s memory politics

ZOiS Spotlight 9/2018 by A. Kolesnikov and D. Volkov

Do Russians want change?

ZOiS Spotlight 8/2018 by Ann-Sophie Gast

Central Asia and Russia’s presidential election

ZOiS Spotlight 7/2018 by Nikolaus Katzer

Brest-Litovsk: A Peace Deal in Wartime

ZOiS Spotlight 6/2018 by Jochen Krüger

Unloved Soviet reformers and the Russian longing for stability

ZOiS Spotlight 5/2018 by Beate Eschment

All obstacles removed?

ZOiS Spotlight 4/2018 by Tatiana Golova

Political spaces of Russian opposition

ZOiS Spotlight 3/2018 by Olga Onuch

Protests and political coalitions in Ukraine

ZOiS Spotlight 2/2018 by Tsypylma Darieva

Migration and a new patriotism in Armenia

ZOiS Spotlight 1/2018 by Tina de Vries

Deconstruction of justice in Poland?

ZOiS Spotlight 36/2017 by Regina Elsner

Are two Christmases better than one?

ZOiS Spotlight 35/2017 by Nadja Douglas

A challenge of diverging interests

ZOiS Spotlight 34/2017 by Markku Kivinen

Finland’s relationship with Russia

ZOiS Spotlight 33/2017 by Julia Langbein

No fuss, no glory

ZOiS Spotlight 32/2017 by Alexander Libman

Lev Gudkov and the Levada Centre

ZOiS Spotlight 31/2017 by Nina Frieß

‘Dear Ivan Denisovich...’

ZOiS Spotlight 30/2017 by Julian Waller

The early run-up to the Russian election

ZOiS Spotlight 29/2017 by Beate Eschment

Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election

ZOiS Spotlight 28/2017 by Regina Elsner

A loss of control and the politics of memory

ZOiS Spotlight 27/2017 by Nina Frieß

Kazakhstan on the map of Russian literature

ZOiS Spotlight 26/2017 by Jan C. Behrends

Russian history and realities in 2017

ZOiS Spotlight 25/2017 by Tatiana Golova

Russian Germans after the Bundestag election

ZOiS Spotlight 24/2017 by Nadja Douglas

Postscript to Zapad-2017

ZOiS Spotlight 23/2017 by Tomila Lankina

Managing regional elections in Russia

ZOiS Spotlight 22/2017 by Gwendolyn Sasse

A UN Mission for Ukraine’s Donbas?

ZOiS Spotlight 21/2017 by Anna Litvinenko

Is democratic rhetoric in Russia just a decoration?

ZOiS Spotlight 20/2017 by Nina Frieß

A cautious look back

ZOiS Spotlight 19/2017 by Pavla Homolová

The populists’ prospects in the Czech election

ZOiS Spotlight 18/2017 by Gwendolyn Sasse

The G20 and Eastern Europe: more than a handshake?

ZOiS Spotlight 17/2017 by Hannah Heyenn

Emergency volunteers

ZOiS Spotlight 16/2017 by Dominique Arel

The illusion of terrorism in Crimea

ZOiS Spotlight 15/2017 by Julia Glathe

Russia’s response to football hooliganism

ZOiS Spotlight 14/2017 by Neil MacFarlane

Ambition versus Achievement

ZOiS Spotlight 13/2017 by Gwendolyn Sasse

New hope in Ukraine conflict?

ZOiS Spotlight 12/2017 by David Cadier

Macron's Russia policy

ZOiS Spotlight 11/2017 by Nadja Douglas

Is the NATO-Russia Founding Act still relevant?

ZOiS Spotlight 10/2017 by Robert Deam Tobin

An incomplete rainbow

ZOiS Spotlight 8/2017 by Félix Krawatzek

Enraged young Russians?

ZOiS Spotlight 7/2017 by Nadja Douglas

Armenia after the elections

ZOiS Spotlight 6/2017 by Nina Frieß

It’s Pushkin’s fault

ZOiS Spotlight 5/2017 by Tatiana Golova

East European Migrants

ZOiS Spotlight 4/2017 by Grigore Pop-Eleches

Romanian Protests

ZOiS Spotlight 3/2017 by Nadja Douglas

Moldovan President Dodon and the Russian role model

ZOiS Spotlight 2/2017 by Nina Frieß

Russia’s tentative approach to the revolutionary year of 1917

ZOiS Spotlight 1/2017 by Gwendolyn Sasse

The Annexation of Crimea in 2014