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 on the ZOiS website each Wednesday in English and German.


ZOiS Spotlight 33/2020 by Karina Shyrokykh

Russian state-sponsored media and disinformation on Twitter

ZOiS Spotlight 32/2020 by Nina Frieß

Russia’s other history

ZOiS Spotlight 31/2020 by Alina Jašina-Schäfer

Russia’s compatriots abroad: a resource or lost potential?

ZOiS Spotlight 30/2020 by Félix Krawatzek and Maryia Rohava

Belarus’s presidential election: an appetite for change

ZOiS Spotlight 29/2020 by Jeanne Kormina

Religion and decentralisation in Russia in times of Covid-19

ZOiS Spotlight 28/2020 by Diana Bogishvili

Divided lifeworlds of Georgian migrants during the pandemic

ZOiS Spotlight 27/2020 by Renata Gußmann

Smekalka, the perpetual solution to any problem

ZOiS Spotlight 26/2020 by Issy Sawkins

Holocaust education in Russia

ZOiS Spotlight 25/2020 by Julia Langbein

The Eastern Partnership at risk of falling into oblivion

ZOiS Spotlight 23/2020 by Bernhard Braun

In search of Russia’s middle class

ZOiS Spotlight 22/2020 by Piotr Goldstein

Poland’s creative civil society in times of Covid-19

ZOiS Spotlight 21/2020 by Gwendolyn Sasse

Covid-19 buys time for the Ukrainian president

ZOiS Spotlight 20/2020 by Tsypylma Darieva

Religion and State in the South Caucasus during the Covid-19 pandemic

ZOiS Spotlight 19/2020 by Olga Gulina

The coronavirus causes difficulties for foreigners in Russia

ZOiS Spotlight 18/2020 by Félix Krawatzek

Poland’s viral election

ZOiS Spotlight 17/2020 by Sandra Dahlke

9 May: Contested remembrance of the war’s end

ZOiS Spotlight 16/2020 by Ann-Sophie Gast

A tactical partnership: Russia and Iran

ZOiS Spotlight 15/2020 by Mihai Varga

Hungary’s rule by decree again defies the EU

ZOiS Spotlight 14/2020 by Elżbieta Korolczuk

Poland’s LGBT-free zones and global anti-gender campaigns

ZOiS Spotlight 13/2020 by Nadja Douglas

Belarus’s increased vulnerability in times of crisis

ZOiS Spotlight 11/2020 by Sergiy Solodkyy

Ukraine’s decentralisation at a critical stage

ZOiS Spotlight 10/2020 by Gwendolyn Sasse

Russia: constitutional reform as both safeguard and risk

ZOiS Spotlight 8/2020 by Regina Elsner

Domestic violence in Russia: The tough battle for protection

ZOiS Spotlight 7/2020 by Altay Goyushov

A snap parliamentary election in Azerbaijan

ZOiS Spotlight 6/2020 by Tom Junes

Polish youth, nationalism, and the far right

ZOiS Spotlight 5/2020 by Merey Otan

Q-pop: a cultural phenomenon in Kazakhstan

ZOiS Spotlight 4/2020 by Kostiantyn Fedorenko

Belarus and Russia: turbulent relations

ZOiS Spotlight 3/2020 by Liana Fix

Russia in German public opinion

ZOiS Spotlight 2/2020 by Sabine von Löwis

Contested post-Soviet borders: Ukraine as a case in point

ZOiS Spotlight 1/2020 by Beate Eschment

“New Uzbekistan, new elections”?