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.
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.
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.
Washington’s acceptance of Russia’s annexation of Crimea would have far-reaching implications for the world’s nuclear nonproliferation regime.
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.
Despite their appealing promises, oligarchs do not offer a viable form of governance in countries such as Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Visa-free access to EU countries is a major attraction for Ukrainians. But delays in the process risk eroding the much-needed support of pro-EU movements in Ukraine.
Moldova’s election of a pro-Russian president may be symbolically important but is unlikely to assuage the conflict in the country’s breakaway region of Transdniestria.
A new database detailing the private assets of state officials, although imperfect, is a major step change in Ukrainian politics.
Antipopulist liberals in Georgia and other Eastern European countries have lost voters’ support. They need the wheel of history to turn again to realize their potential.
European leaders should exploit the way in which Russia’s attempts to divide the EU and get sanctions lifted have backfired.
Neither the Euromaidan revolution nor reform efforts have succeeded in undermining Ukraine’s oligarchic system, which still shapes the country’s politics.
With sufficient numbers, individuals and civil society movements can bring about change and dismantle corrupt institutions—but it demands huge courage.
Across Ukraine, there are plenty of examples of local dynamism that contrast vividly with the country’s stalled reform efforts at the national level.
There will be no closure to the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 until those who gave the order to down it are identified.
Georgia’s parliamentary election on October 8 will be the first in the country’s history in which no big charismatic figure is dominating the headlines.
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.
Dialogue between Brussels and Minsk has intensified, but the ongoing rapprochement does not represent a sufficiently strategic or comprehensive policy.
If Georgia’s prime minister wants to be reelected later in 2016, he’s going to need something from the EU and NATO.