Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood

    • 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.

        • Russia’s Energy Politics and Its Relevance for the EU

          • Marc Pierini
          • October 03, 2019
          • IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2019

          Russia continuously uses energy politics as a foreign policy instrument, thwarting EU diversification efforts, setting foot in the MENA region, and establishing itself as a major supplier of energy to China.

          • Strategic Europe

          Who Is Who in the Ukrainian Parliament?

          Government and parliament are accepting President Zelenskiy’s proposals and orders too readily, thereby turning the Ukrainian political system into much more of a presidential system than it has ever been.

          • Strategic Europe

          Judy Asks: Is the Détente Between Ukraine and Russia Real?

          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.

          • Transdniestria Today

            A final political solution of the conflict over Transdniestria remains elusive and dependent on wider geopolitical trends. However, in contrast to other conflicts, it is peaceful.

          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.
          • expert thumbnail - Lehne
            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.
          • expert thumbnail - Sasse
            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 - Valášek
            Tomáš Valášek
            Senior Fellow
            Carnegie Europe
            Valášek is a senior fellow at 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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