Abkhazia, Transdniestria, and northern Cyprus exist on maps but are not full nation states. Life goes on, but it is all a little more complicated than elsewhere in the world.
Better engagement with Europe’s de facto states by international actors within a framework of nonrecognition should benefit all sides, yet it remains a big challenge.
Merkel should bury Nord Stream 2 and speed up renewable energy. That could be one of the Chancellor’s signature legacies: breaking Russia’s energy grip on Germany and on Europe.
The Turkish Stream pipeline will make Ankara more energy dependent on Moscow. It will also give Russia a bigger energy foothold in Europe.
Similar to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, Western powers have been confined to watching events from the sidelines without finding an effective response—so far.
A naval skirmish between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov further strains an already strung-out relationship. Ultimately, Moscow cannot afford to escalate the tensions—neither can Kyiv.
A young democracy in the Caucasus has adopted a very aggressive style of campaigning.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Asia-Europe meetings have been held for over a decade, but they are becoming increasingly relevant. Partners from both continents want to work together more closely, so they can combat challenges to globalization and multilateralism.
What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.