Mateo Szlapek-Sewillo is a Melbourne-based freelance speechwriter who has a keen interest in the politics of Eastern Europe.
Europe must fully embrace nuclear energy
With Russia’s stranglehold on the region’s energy, it is time to add a second shade of green.
History, one tribute at a time
Reactions to the Queen’s death reflect our complex attitudes to the United Kingdom.
China, Russia and North Korea: the wars that never end
A new book explores pride and defiance as weapons of history in the world’s socialist and autocratic bloc.
Could NATO cope without the United States?
No one living in a country that calls itself an American ally can ignore the perilous state of America’s social fabric.
Is Vladimir Putin sick?
What rumours about the Russian president’s health reveal about the Kremlin – and the rest of us.
The time is right for Australia to forge stronger ties with Europe
A new world has created new opportunities in energy, security and diplomacy that Canberra should grab without delay.
As Hungary nears an election, Brussels and Moscow will be watching
Viktor Orbán looks likely to win re-election and continue posing problems for European policymakers.