Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood


    • Whither the South Caucasus?

      Twenty-five years after Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia became independent states, the South Caucasus remains a strategically sensitive region.

      • Strategic Europe

      What the EU Can Do for Belarus and Russia

      Protests in Belarus and Russia reveal the power of ordinary people. There are many steps the European Union can take to support citizens in Europe’s East.

      • Strategic Europe

      Belarus, the EU’s Neglected Eastern Neighbor

      Protests across Belarus sparked by the country’s deteriorating economic situation are being met with studied indifference from the EU.

      • Strategic Europe

      Azerbaijan’s Lost Transparency

      Azerbaijan’s suspension from a coalition of energy-extracting countries will harm Baku’s international brand and image as a reliable place to invest.

      • Report

      Global Civic Activism in Flux

      • Richard Youngs, Youssef Cherif, Hafsa Halawa, Vijayan MJ, Adams Oloo, Natalia Shapovalova, Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, Marisa von Bülow, Özge Zihnioğlu
      • March 17, 2017

      Case studies from eight countries show how civic activism across the world is evolving and reveal crosscutting themes relevant to the future of civil society support.

      • Op-Ed

      Revisiting the 2014 Annexation of Crimea

      • Gwendolyn Sasse
      • March 15, 2017
      • Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)

      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.

      • Strategic Europe

      Ukraine Takes Russia to Court

      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.

      • Article

      Ukraine’s Slow Struggle for Decentralization

      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.

      • Strategic Europe

      Judy Asks: Can the Minsk Agreement Succeed?

      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.

      • Strategic Europe

      A Belarusian Balancing Act

      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.

    Carnegie Experts on
    Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood

    • expert thumbnail - de Waal
      Thomas de Waal
      Senior Fellow
      Carnegie Europe
      De Waal is a senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region.
    • expert thumbnail - Dempsey
      Judy Dempsey
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Carnegie Europe
      Editor in chief
      Strategic Europe
      Dempsey is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.
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      Stefan Lehne
      Visiting Scholar
      Carnegie Europe
      Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.
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      Gwendolyn Sasse
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Carnegie Europe
      Sasse is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.
    • expert thumbnail - Shapovalova
      Natalia Shapovalova
      Visiting Fellow
      Carnegie Europe
      Natalia Shapovalova is a visiting fellow at Carnegie Europe, where her research focuses on Eastern Europe, with particular focus on Ukraine and EU policy toward the Eastern neighborhood.
    • expert thumbnail - Valášek
      Tomáš Valášek
      Carnegie Europe
      Valášek is the director of Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on security and defense, transatlantic relations, and Europe’s Eastern neighborhood.
    • expert thumbnail - Vimont
      Pierre Vimont
      Senior Fellow
      Carnegie Europe
      Vimont is a senior fellow at Carnegie Europe. His research focuses on the European Neighborhood Policy, transatlantic relations, and French foreign policy.
    • expert thumbnail - Youngs
      Richard Youngs
      Senior Fellow
      Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
      Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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