Poland's efforts to influence politics in Ukraine are fading fast. It's time for a rethink.
Europe needs Germany to build a new strategic relationship with Russia, and soon.
Azerbaijan's energy resources are no excuse for Europe's disregard for human rights. Values and interests can be separated.
In both Europe and Russia, things will probably need to get worse before they start getting better.
With sanctions allowing Russia to increase its influence in Belarus, the EU may need to adopt a more sophisticated, step-by-step approach to this small European country.
The political space is slowly opening in Russia and now is the time for Germany and others to use it.