Nearly two years after Russia and Turkey signed a series of energy cooperation protocols, the two countries remain unable to reach a breakthrough in their energy relations.
Amid growing concern over Viktor Yanukovych’s policies, the question remains to what extent the current political set-up in Ukraine can withstand international and domestic pressure.
Although U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden’s visit to Moldova can do much to highlight the country’s potential and to support progress already under way, the solutions to the country's lingering problems will depend on political will and creative thinking from Chisinau.
There is widespread concern both inside Ukraine and in the international community about the country’s course as fears grow that Viktor Yanukovych’s policies are rolling back Ukraine’s political freedoms.
Although France's opposition to Turkish accession creates tension in the two countries' relations, events in the Southern Mediterranean offer a unique opportunity for strategic cooperation between the EU and Turkey.
The fundamental lesson that the aspiring democracies of the Arab world can learn from Turkey is that the sustainability of democracy depends largely on the quality of a nation's democratic institutions.
While the EU and the United States enacted strong repercussions for the violent crackdowns following Belarus' December presidential elections, long-term stability will require moving beyond the current political stalemate.
While the obsession with global rebalancing stokes currency and protectionist tensions, it diverts attention from what is really needed—reforms at home.
The EU's approach to economic development in North Africa has been handicapped by a failure to focus on private-sector development and a refusal to open its markets to agricultural exports from the region.
Russia is both a resurgent power on the international stage and a key partner for Europe. However, the country still faces a myriad of social and economic challenges.