A naval skirmish between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov further strains an already strung-out relationship. Ultimately, Moscow cannot afford to escalate the tensions—neither can Kyiv.
A young democracy in the Caucasus has adopted a very aggressive style of campaigning.
President Poroshenko hopes to win votes from the issue of church autonomy. But it is a risky strategy, and some commentators are warning about potential violence.
The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo believe swapping territory will create stability in the western Balkans, but this proposal presents enormous risks for the broader region.
The 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine are not about reform and ending corruption but about the influence of the oligarchs.
A pact between Kiev and the leaders of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has limited violence and ensured stability, but at the cost of keeping in place corrupt governing practices and forestalling reform.
Moscow’s recognition of both Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states in 2008 has benefited no one—including the two territories and Russia itself.
The possibility of a grand bargain emerging from the Helsinki summit is low. The Russian president will not be making concessions to his U.S. counterpart.
The forgotten war in eastern Ukraine is intensifying again.
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.