Russia and Caucasus


    • Strategic Europe

    It’s Technology, Not “Westlessness” That Matters

    The West will thrive only if its leaders embrace and learn to harness technology and digitalization in order to strengthen democracy.

    • Strategic Europe

    The Fundamental Challenge of a Free and United Ukraine

    • John C. Kornblum
    • February 06, 2020

    The EU must help strengthen civil society in Ukraine to bring peace and solidify the Euro-Atlantic democratic space.

    • Commentary

    The Yalta Conference Was More Than a Victors’ Feast

    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?

    • Strategic Europe

    How to Save the Open Skies Treaty

    • Dominik P. Jankowski
    • January 09, 2020

    The multilateral arms control agreement that allows countries to fly unarmed surveillance aircraft over each other’s territory cannot afford to be torn up—but only a big transatlantic effort can save it.

    • The Nagorny Karabakh Conflict in Its Fourth Decade

      The dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains the most dangerous conflict in the post-Soviet space. Even if political tensions have eased since 2018, the region remains dangerously militarized.

      • Op-Ed

      Chechnya’s Awkward Anniversary

      Twenty-five years ago, the Russian government went to war in Chechnya. Few will be marking this anniversary and the two following wars, which ultimately came to define Putin’s transformation of Russia.

      • Strategic Europe

      Georgia’s Dangerous Slide Away From Democracy

      • Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze
      • December 10, 2019

      The EU should help Georgia overcome its latest political crisis and in that way invest in the further democratization and stability of the wider region.

      • Strategic Europe

      What Hope for Ukraine and the Normandy Four Summit?

      Putin holds all the cards to maintain political leverage through a persistent low-intensity war in the Donbas.

      • Strategic Europe

      Is Change Afoot in Azerbaijan?

      Azerbaijan has long been an island of unchanging continuity, but a generational overhaul is underway. With mounting expectations and a resurgent opposition, 2020 will be a testing year for Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

      • The New Patchwork Politics of Wider Europe

        The political dynamics of the wider European space have changed dramatically in recent years. The directions of democratic influence now run multiple ways, and the core assumptions underpinning EU democracy support policies need to be rethought.

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        Thomas de Waal
        Senior Fellow
        Carnegie Europe
        De Waal is a senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region.
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        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.

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