Russia’s proposal for a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas must be taken seriously. It could provide momentum for more meaningful Minsk process negotiations.
Without renewed domestic commitment to reforms, the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement will bring about little change in Ukraine.
Russian energy is still one of the Kremlin’s geostrategic weapons in Europe, but it need not be.
A recent declaration of independence in Ukraine’s eastern occupied territories, while far from credible, provides some clues about the political situation in the region.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to change Moscow’s position on the conflict in Ukraine should be accompanied by bolder support for Kyiv.
Developments before and after the 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg have brought new elements into East-West relations, and the Minsk peace process.
Western governments should take a number of measures to more resolutely support Ukraine’s national security and economic prospects.
The insistence of some NATO allies on maintaining commitments made to Russia twenty years ago risks undermining stability and security in Europe.
New visa-free arrangements for Ukrainians traveling to the EU will have several practical and, more importantly, symbolic impacts.
Has the EU managed to contain the Eastern crisis—or set up new conditions for more instability in the future?