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.

Ukraine’s game of thrones
Ukraine’s game of thrones
It’s not surprising that political tensions are playing out at home amid frustration over progress in the war.
Putin steps abroad, even as an international warrant hangs over his head
Putin steps abroad, even as an international warrant hangs over his head
The Russian leader will use a regional summit in Kyrgyzstan in an attempt to show he's not isolated.
How long can Putin’s “special relationship” with Erdoğan last?
How long can Putin’s “special relationship” with Erdoğan last?
Despite mutterings about a Turkish “stab in the back”, Russia needs Türkiye – Putin’s reign may depend on it.
Russia’s ally Kazakhstan turns eyes to the West
Russia’s ally Kazakhstan turns eyes to the West
The Central Asian nation is hedging its bets with a foreign policy trifecta based on peace, balance and pragmatism.
Will China really funnel weapons to Russia through Belarus?
Will China really funnel weapons to Russia through Belarus?
With war on his doorstep, the Belarusian president is juggling Beijing and Moscow to reap the benefits of geography.
How Russia loses allies amid the war in Ukraine
How Russia loses allies amid the war in Ukraine
Setbacks in the Kremlin’s campaign are causing regional supporters to think twice about the Eurasian military alliance.
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.
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