Unless European leaders change their mind-set, the United States and Russia will break up the European Union.
A recent decision by the OSCE to revive arms-control talks is unlikely to achieve much without simultaneous efforts to resolve protracted conflicts in Eastern Europe.
The year 2016 witnessed the breakup of the common identity that had held Europe together for over seventy years. Two notable examples come from Britain and Russia.
To resolve the deepening polarization in the Baltic region, the West needs to engage frankly and directly with Russia on the future status of the Kaliningrad exclave.
For years to come, the former Soviet Union will be home to some of the world’s most impregnable borders.
NATO must make clear to Moscow that a cyberattack aimed at undermining an ally’s institutional integrity will be met with retaliatory measures.
Despite their appealing promises, oligarchs do not offer a viable form of governance in countries such as Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
The future of a controversial Russian gas pipeline rests with the German chancellor and her predecessor.
The West is in dire need of a new, comprehensive strategy toward Russia. But none is likely to emerge anytime soon.
Antipopulist liberals in Georgia and other Eastern European countries have lost voters’ support. They need the wheel of history to turn again to realize their potential.