Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood

    • Paper

    New Directions for EU Civil Society Support

    The EU’s assistance for civil society partners in Turkey, the Western Balkans, and Eastern Europe needs to evolve in response to the more challenging environments activists in these countries now face.

    • 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.

    • Strategic Europe

    How to Predict Violent Conflict in Mali and Ukraine

    • Håvard Mokleiv Nygård, Siri Aas Rustad, Andreas Forø Tollefsen, Jonas Vestby
    • January 28, 2020

    By using state-of-the-art early-warning models, the recent outbreaks of deadly violence in Mali and Ukraine could probably have been predicted.

    • 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.

        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 - 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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