Russia and Caucasus


    • Policy Outlook

    (Re)Engaging Russia in an Era of Uncertainty

    Russian policy makers need to open space for public debate and engage in substantive discussions on critical global issues, and Western governments and institutions need to open the door to independent Russian voices.

    • Op-Ed

    Talking to Moscow

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's proposed European security treaty has its flaws, but it is a first step toward an important conversation that must take place if a viable and undivided Euro-Atlantic security space is to be created.

    • Event

    NATO and Russia: A New Beginning

    In his first major foreign policy address, NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, presented the basis for a new strategic partnership with Russia, laying out the specific areas where practical cooperation could be extended.

    • Op-Ed

    Moving Beyond Strained Relations

    When Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO's secretary-general, addresses an audience at Carnegie Europe on Friday, 18th September, he will speak about the possibility of a new dialogue between two former foes – NATO and Russia. Dmitri Trenin suggests that these discussions could initially take place through the NATO-Russia Council of 2002, but in time, that they might spawn a new framework altogether.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    G20 Leaders to Tout Competing Ideas on Recovery

    China wants to look like a leader at the G20 summit by highlighting the extent of its stimulus package ($586 billion) as well as the relative health of its financial system.

    • Event

    A Common European Security Space?

    A panel of experts on Russia, Europe and NATO discussed what a common European security space would look like, and how it could be created.

    • Event

    Russia's Relations with the World: The Aftermath of the Georgian Conflict, New Vision Conference Session 2

    Experts discussed how the West can move forward with its relationship with Russia in the aftermath of the Georgian conflict.

    • Op-Ed

    A Time for Restraint and Reflection

    • James Collins, Alexander Bessmertnykh, Yuri Dubinin, Arthur Hartman, Jack Matlock, Thomas Pickering
    • September 29, 2008
    • International Herald Tribune

    New leadership in Moscow and Washington will soon face decisions that will reshape the U.S.-Russia agenda and set new priorities. The governments both countries should not succumb to the political inertia that has followed the Caucasus conflict. Instead, they must show reflection and restraint.

    • Op-Ed

    The Arab world's cold war patron seems to be back

    Almost undetected, Russia is regaining much of the influence that it lost in the Middle East after the Soviet Union collapsed. Ever since Russia invaded Georgia in August, Arab satellite television and websites have been rife with talk about the region's role in an emerging "new cold war." Is the Arab world's cold war patron really back, and, if so, what will it mean for peace in the region?

    • Event

    Carnegie Live... The Longterm Implications of the Russia-Georgia Conflict

    The Russia-Georgia conflict has not only re-defined the balance of power in the Caucasus but also Russia’s relations with the world. To understand what a re-emergent Russia wants, Carnegie Europe has hosted the first of its new ‘Live from…’ video briefing with leading Russian foreign policy expert, Dmitri Trenin.

Carnegie Experts on
Russia and Caucasus

  • expert thumbnail - de Waal
    Thomas de Waal
    Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    De Waal is a senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region.
  • expert thumbnail - Dempsey
    Judy Dempsey
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Editor in chief
    Strategic Europe
    Dempsey is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.
  • expert thumbnail - Lehne
    Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.
  • expert thumbnail - Sasse
    Gwendolyn Sasse
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Sasse is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.

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