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.
Despite their appealing promises, oligarchs do not offer a viable form of governance in countries such as Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Visa-free access to EU countries is a major attraction for Ukrainians. But delays in the process risk eroding the much-needed support of pro-EU movements in Ukraine.
A new database detailing the private assets of state officials, although imperfect, is a major step change in Ukrainian politics.
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.
European leaders should exploit the way in which Russia’s attempts to divide the EU and get sanctions lifted have backfired.
Neither the Euromaidan revolution nor reform efforts have succeeded in undermining Ukraine’s oligarchic system, which still shapes the country’s politics.
With sufficient numbers, individuals and civil society movements can bring about change and dismantle corrupt institutions—but it demands huge courage.
Across Ukraine, there are plenty of examples of local dynamism that contrast vividly with the country’s stalled reform efforts at the national level.
There will be no closure to the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 until those who gave the order to down it are identified.