Independent comment about politics in Northern Ireland will resume. Likewise content about the rest of the UK. And you'll get news and views on Russia and Eurasia, as well as stuff about football and culture.
Soon, I'll be heading to the Caucasus for a short while. Georgia has suffered floods recently, which caused a number of fatalities, and the media responded by publishing multiple photographs of hippos on the loose in Tbilisi. In Yerevan, Armenia, protests against a hike in electricity prices have prompted comparisons to the Ukraine and its Maidan 'revolution', helpfully dispelled by Anatoly Karlin.
It's an interesting time to visit the region and I'll be writing about it all on the blog.
Do please pay me a visit.