I am a Swedish specialist on politics and security in Russia and “Eastern Europe.” I have been dealing with the region on and off since the early 1990s and been around quite a lot.
At Vilhelm Konnander's Weblog I blog about all the thoughts and reflections within my field that I need to get out of my system. No wonder, given the theme of my blog: Politics & Security in Russia, Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia. On Twitter @vkonnander.
Latest posts by Vilhelm Konnander from February, 2009
Russia: Blood feuds increasing problem in Ingushetia
WindowsonEurasia writes about the increasing problem of blood feuds in Ingushetia.
Russia: George Soros on effects of economic crisis
A Step At A Time comments on an article by international financier and philantropist George Soros on the economic crisis and world affairs.
Belarus: The case of external liberalisation
LJ user Plaschinsky begins [RUS] a series on the externally driven liberalisation and transitional democratisation of Belarus.
Estonia: National author as gay icon
Itching for Eestimaa reflects over the Estonian 19th century author Kristjan Jaak Peterson and his potential as a gay icon.
Ukraine: History of Anarchism
Der Spiegelfechter writes about [GER] anarchism in Ukraine during the Russian 1917-21 civil war.
Russia: Tension in Dagestan pressures Moscow
LJ user sunlike77 writes about [RUS] rising tensions in Dagestan as violence and human rights’ concerns increase, making it a major hotspot in the north Caucasus.
Russia-EU: Relations at a low
Russlandblog comments on [GER] deteriorating relations between Brussels and Moscow following Russia's war with Georgia and its gas crisis with Ukraine.