While Ukraine’s leadership continues to emphasize the importance of the country’s alignment with Europe, recent domestic developments paint a very different picture.
Vladimir Putin’s plans to create an economically integrated Eurasian Union could give Russia an opportunity to become a real regional leader, so long as Eurasian economic is voluntary and Moscow’s partners do not see the process as an attempt at political domination.
If Kyiv does not reconsider its course on the political trial and verdict of Yulia Tymoshenko, it could mean an end to Ukraine's possibilities of deeper integration with the EU.
The short documentary Made in Berdsk explores regional elections in Russia and tracks the unexpected 2011 mayoral race in the Siberian town of Berdsk.
Corruption remains a serious hindrance to increased trade and investment between the United States and Russia, and the two countries must work together to build strong institutions, develop better business practices, and enforce compliance.
While the Eastern Partnership summit is unlikely to deliver many positive results, there are still important lessons that leaders from both sides can take away from the summit.
Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, Moscow should drop the notion of creating an exclusive power center in the post-Soviet space.
While dialogue between the European Union and Russia on Moscow’s foreign policy typically focuses on hard power topics, the West’s expansion has prompted the Kremlin to develop its soft power toward post-Soviet states.
The criminal prosecution of Ukraine’s former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, and her associates reveals the fragility of Ukraine’s democracy and the weakness of rule of law in the country.
Georgia is entering a critical period of political transition in 2012 and 2013, as the country faces fundamental choices about its strategic direction and long-term development model.