The Georgian-Abkhaz ethnic conflict looks rather small and old-fashioned in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The two sides should seize the moment to start working more closely together.
Knowing the strategic goals of Russian foreign policy, the EU must prepare for Russian disinformation being a long-term tool for contesting the order in Europe.
In order to survive, authoritarian regimes undergo processes to adapt and reinvent themselves. Putin’s constitutional reform ensures that he will remain the key figure in Russian politics after 2024.
The next arms control agreement will have to include more actors and weapons platforms across multiple domains—as well as more effort from middle-sized powers to act where the so-called big ones won’t act anymore.
While several post-Soviet countries such as Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine now routinely hold free and fair elections, another democratic pillar—rule of law—has proved much more difficult to achieve.
By recycling conspiracy theories and distorted versions of the past, the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders only prolong their unresolved conflict over the territory of Nagorny Karabakh.
France wants a “reset” of relations with Russia, in which values are downplayed and Russia doesn’t have to deliver much in return.
The West will thrive only if its leaders embrace and learn to harness technology and digitalization in order to strengthen democracy.
The EU must help strengthen civil society in Ukraine to bring peace and solidify the Euro-Atlantic democratic space.
In February 1945, the leaders of the United States, the Soviet Union, and the UK hammered out the fate of postwar Europe in a bombed-out resort on the Black Sea. Seventy-five years later, how have their decisions held up?