Dr. Andrew Anzur Clement, based in Slovenia, writes alternate-history novels set in the hot seat of current Eastern-Europe tensions. The unspoken, game-of-chess dynamics of “trip wires” and “spheres of influence” underlying current Russia–NATO, U.S. relations–are the plot-instruments of his books.
What could we really expect from NATO and U.S. if Russia does invade Ukraine? And how much control does Russia continue to exert over certain countries of the former Soviet Union.
What’s behind Kazakhstan’s call on Russia to quell the ‘violent protests’ that had erupted there? And what does this tell us about who’s really driving the domestic and foreign politics of this former Soviet Bloc country?