There’s an enemy stalking the post-Soviet states of Eastern Europe — undermining governments, attacking the economy and sowing instability.
Russia? No. The greatest threat to countries like Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine lies in their own poor governance and abuse of informal power.
And while these weaknesses make them more vulnerable to their powerful eastern neighbor, the blame for their consequences ultimately lies at home.
To be sure, Russian military aggression poses a major threat to Ukraine. Its brazen seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew in the Azov Sea last year is a prime example. But this type of open affront …read more
Source: European Voice