The map of Eastern Europe contains a number of de facto separatist states created by conflict. How can the EU enhance its engagement with these territories?
A descent into renewed fighting in the South Caucasus is the last thing anyone wants—least of all the ordinary Armenians and Azerbaijanis who will be caught in the middle of it.
U.S.-Russian relations under Trump might largely stay the same as before, which would make arms control solutions for Europe more urgently needed but at the same time much harder to achieve.
The EU’s policy of non-recognition and engagement in the South Caucasus has been modestly successful and may offer useful lessons for other parts of Eastern Europe.
There is a paucity of Ukrainian opinion poll data at a time when this should be vital information for anybody interested in helping Ukraine’s reform process.
A recent decision by the OSCE to revive arms-control talks is unlikely to achieve much without simultaneous efforts to resolve protracted conflicts in Eastern Europe.
The year 2016 witnessed the breakup of the common identity that had held Europe together for over seventy years. Two notable examples come from Britain and Russia.
The European Union is no longer wedded to transforming its Eastern and Southern neighbors. Stabilization is the new priority.
To resolve the deepening polarization in the Baltic region, the West needs to engage frankly and directly with Russia on the future status of the Kaliningrad exclave.
For years to come, the former Soviet Union will be home to some of the world’s most impregnable borders.