A new English-language biography offers a fresh insight into the inspiring life of the assassinated Armenian-Turkish editor and civil rights leader Hrant Dink.
Georgia’s defense minister spoke candidly about her expectations for the July 2016 NATO summit and about the security vacuum in Eastern Europe.
The current confrontation between the West and Russia will continue. Within that confrontation, however, a degree of cooperation is possible.
Despite German attempts to put the refugee crisis at the heart of debates at the 2016 Munich Security Conference, the issue that tops all others is Syria.
Moscow is working hard to break the EU’s unity on sanctions against Russia, even though they are the only instrument Europeans have to apply pressure on the Kremlin.
The positive political relations that provide security depend on cooperation, and cooperation needs common instruments like the EU, NATO, and the OSCE.
The Kremlin and the Russian media are using Europe’s refugee crisis to sow further divisions in the EU and weaken Angela Merkel.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Rising prices, a collapsing currency, international turbulence, and a nervous elite. Azerbaijan is starting 2016 in the middle of what looks like a perfect storm.
As the new chair of the OSCE, Germany wants to rebuild dialogue, trust, and security with Russia in the vain hope of reviving its old policy of rapprochement.
To the EU’s detriment, its policy toward its Eastern neighbors is neither creating an arc of stability nor encouraging democracy.
Lifting Western sanctions against Russia will not change a country that is rejecting globalization and modernity.
Georgia tries to distance itself from the rest of the South Caucasus through a process of integration with the West. But that process is far from plain sailing.
The immediate reaction to Armenia’s new constitution is critical. But in the longer term, the introduction of a parliamentary system of government may be a positive step.
NATO’s open-door policy for admitting new members is inconsistent, selective, and influenced by Russia.
The EU’s problem in Azerbaijan is that it lacks leverage. Smart and targeted sanctions against certain government figures would help.
Ukraine should not be used as a pawn in Western cooperation with Russia in fighting the so-called Islamic State.
Armenia needs to find its own voice on foreign policy and ensure that its international partnerships do not limit the country’s ability to make sovereign decisions.
In his powerful novel Oblivion, Sergei Lebedev is confronted by a past so painful and so physical that it has an immense emotional impact on how he sees his world.
Russia’s intervention in Syria will increase the flow of refugees to Europe, putting further pressure on Merkel’s asylum policy.