By reminding themselves of 2014’s sequence of events, and of Crimea’s long and varied history, observers can avoid buying into the Russian narrative that legitimizes the annexation.
A pending court case between Ukraine and Russia is a political act by Kyiv to raise its international profile—and is more important than many might think.
Decentralization reforms in Ukraine have begun to deliver results, but the government in Kyiv needs to find creative ways to ensure successful completion of the process.
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.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has become Europe’s ultimate deal maker, by trying to keep his options open with the EU while not letting Russia take him for granted.
A new survey highlights the views of people displaced by the conflict in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.
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.