Moldova’s election of a pro-Russian president may be symbolically important but is unlikely to assuage the conflict in the country’s breakaway region of Transdniestria.
A new database detailing the private assets of state officials, although imperfect, is a major step change in Ukrainian politics.
Antipopulist liberals in Georgia and other Eastern European countries have lost voters’ support. They need the wheel of history to turn again to realize their potential.
The small bizarro worlds on both sides of the Caspian shore are laboratories for economic and social transformation in an unstable but critically important region of the world.
European leaders should exploit the way in which Russia’s attempts to divide the EU and get sanctions lifted have backfired.
A new gas deal offers a tactical advantage for Turkey and a strategic boon for Russia, which will continue to dominate energy supplies to the EU.
Neither the Euromaidan revolution nor reform efforts have succeeded in undermining Ukraine’s oligarchic system, which still shapes the country’s politics.
With sufficient numbers, individuals and civil society movements can bring about change and dismantle corrupt institutions—but it demands huge courage.
Across Ukraine, there are plenty of examples of local dynamism that contrast vividly with the country’s stalled reform efforts at the national level.
There will be no closure to the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 until those who gave the order to down it are identified.