Nikola Mikovic

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Nikola Mikovic is a freelance journalist, researcher and analyst based in Serbia. He covers mostly the foreign policies of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. His area of focus is the ongoing conflict in the Donbass, as well as relations between Russia and former Soviet republics. Nikola also covers Russia's involvement in Syria and Libya. He writes for several publications such as CGTN, Byline Times, Informed Comment, Global Comment, Tsarizm, among others.

Turkey’s leverage over Russia – in Syria and beyond
Turkey’s leverage over Russia – in Syria and beyond
Ankara and Moscow are in an unusual power play where the Kremlin turns a blind eye to actions that aid its adversaries.
Azerbaijan watches closely the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Azerbaijan watches closely the Russian invasion of Ukraine
There are advantages to staying neutral in a clash destined to change the shape of Europe.
Novak Djokovic – a symbol for anti-vaxxers?
Novak Djokovic – a symbol for anti-vaxxers?
The ruling to deport the tennis ace could hamper his career but transform him into a different type of star.
Russia and Vietnam: An alliance of convenience
Russia and Vietnam: An alliance of convenience
Moscow’s interests in Hanoi’s arms and oil make for a tricky strategic juggling act with Beijing.
Ukraine: Balancing China and the rest
Ukraine: Balancing China and the rest
With strong links to Washington, Kiev finds itself economically bound to Beijing.
Nord Stream 2: Assessing Russia’s “serious geopolitical victory”
Nord Stream 2: Assessing Russia’s “serious geopolitical victory”
The US has realised the energy pipeline is nearly completed. But that might not be the end of the opposition.
Serbia’s vaccine diplomacy: Balancing China and the West
Serbia’s vaccine diplomacy: Balancing China and the West
The politics of Covid have tangled up countries across the world – but that’s not always a drawback.
The Donbass conflict: Waiting for escalation
The Donbass conflict: Waiting for escalation
The forgotten war involving Ukraine and Russia in the energy-rich region is simmering still.
Why Russia will not return the Kuril Islands to Japan
Why Russia will not return the Kuril Islands to Japan
More than 60 years of stubborn diplomatic stalemate stemming from the Second World War doesn’t appear likely to end.
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