It is time for Europe’s supranational organizations to take a stand against countries that undermine the continent’s values of democracy, transparency, and human rights.
Moscow has overcome its shock over the Cypriot bailout, even finding the deal useful domestically. But the crisis has profoundly changed Russian attitudes toward Europe.
If Germany really wants to defend its interests and values vis-à-vis Russia, it will need to garner industry’s support. This year’s Hanover Fair is a good place to start.
A new EU bailout deal for Cyprus has been agreed. But with Russian depositors footing the bill, the result may be a worsening of relations between Berlin and Moscow.
The decision to endorse a bailout deal that included a levy on bank deposits was legally dubious, morally unjustifiable, managerially inept, and economically foolish.
Two years into the Syrian conflict, the United States and Russia are realizing that it is unlikely to end with a clear victory for either side. They must now push for peace talks.
Whatever the costs to democracy and transparency, Russia is fighting hard to retain its influence in Eastern Europe by controlling the energy sector. The nexus between energy and corruption needs to be broken.
Preserving Europe’s monuments is not about bricks and mortar, or even nostalgia—it’s about retaining historical memory and ensuring long-term reconciliation.
In Moscow’s view, there is little chance that the European Union will emerge from the crisis as a strategic player. Yet Europe continues to have huge influence on Russia.
Russia is stuck in a Cold War mentality, saying "No" to Western efforts to build security in the 21st century.
To become a world player, Europe needs to start defining its collective interests.
Why Dmitri Trenin thinks that Europe needs a Russia strategy after all.
Why the former U.S. diplomat and business man thinks that Carnegie’s Moscow director is mistaken about Europe’s future with Russia.
The relationship between Russia and the European Union has changed and now is the time to assess the new reality.
Russia, Ukraine, and the EU’s other neighbors will have to learn that ultimatums are counter-productive and alienate the EU, forcing it to reject proposals coming from the east.
Seven years after she became German chancellor, Angela Merkel has ended the Schröder era in German policy toward Russia.
Should Russia and the European Union decide to go separate ways, both will lose.
In the guise of a strictly legal procedure, the Gazprom case has brought into focus a geopolitical issue of the highest importance for Europe and Russia.
If Germany changes its attitude now, the EU might finally find itself in a position where it could adopt a coherent and value-oriented strategy on Russia.
In an interview with Judy Dempsey, Tedo Japaridze outlined his party’s plans for a more modest, regionally-oriented foreign policy strategy for Georgia.