Eastern Europe

 
  • Article
    The EU’s Ukraine Test
    Shi Zhiqin, Lai Suetyi July 22, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis is not only a test for the EU and Germany but also a significant opportunity for China to usher in a new relationship among large powers.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Ukraine and the Aftermath of the Downing of Flight MH17
    Dmitri Trenin July 19, 2014 Guardian

    An independent inquiry into the Malaysia Airlines plane crash over eastern Ukraine and an immediate ceasefire by all sides could be the first step in a process to reverse the trend toward mutual destruction within Ukraine and beyond.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Slaughter of Innocents
    David Rothkopf July 17, 2014 Foreign Policy

    When innocents die, standard military metrics for success or failure pale in comparison with the human costs depicted so graphically in the media.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran, Russia, and the Ukrainian Crisis
    Alexei Arbatov July 17, 2014 National Interest

    The fundamental dilemma of Moscow’s policy lies in whether it is worth cooperating to achieve a comprehensive agreement with Iran, which would primarily be a success for the United States, under conditions of confrontation with the West over Ukraine.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Blurred Lines Between War and Peace
    Lilia Shevtsova July 11, 2014 American Interest

    Allowing Kiev to restore the country’s territorial integrity is the best way to bring real peace to Ukraine. At the same time, pressuring Kiev to declare a new ceasefire that will give the rebels another break will only prolong the conflict.

     
  • Article
    How the EU Sleepwalked Into a Conflict With Russia
    Ulrich Speck July 10, 2014

    The EU and Russia are fighting over their joint neighborhood, and the stakes are too high for either side to back down. Can they bridge their divides?

     
  • Op-Ed
    Time for NATO to Look Inward
    Eugene Rumer July 8, 2014 European Leadership Network Русский

    The Wales summit will be NATO’s most difficult test in a generation, but in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, NATO is finally treating the issue of enlargement with the seriousness it deserves.

     
  • Op-Ed
    U.S. Sanctions May Aid Russian Reform
    Dmitri Trenin July 7, 2014 Global Times Русский

    Russia could use the U.S.-led sanctions to begin its long-delayed re-industrialization and to start building a modern economy.

     
  • Article
    The EU and Global (Dis)Order
    Richard Youngs July 2, 2014

    With the current liberal world order under threat, it is high time the EU fine-tuned the ways in which it defends its core principles.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Moscow’s Task is to Build a Nation Not an Empire
    Dmitri Trenin July 1, 2014 Financial Times Русский

    If Russia wants to stay in the game of global competition, it has no choice but to work toward becoming a civic nation, a rules-based polity, and a modern economy.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Is There a Solution?
    Sergei Aleksashenko July 22, 2014

    Ukraine’s position as an important transport corridor for Russian gas has resulted in various periods of conflict between Ukraine and Russian-state owned gas companies. But, even though both recognize they will not reach a long-term agreement quickly, one can easily see that the number of disagreements between them is not great. Both realize the need to compromise.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s Self-Imposed Blindness Toward Russia
    Judy Dempsey July 21, 2014

    When European foreign ministers meet on July 22 they might finally understand what the downing of MH17 means for their policy toward Russia.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Midsummer Blues
    Dmitri Trenin July 21, 2014

    MH17 may well be a turning point in the Ukraine conflict, but President Putin remains unlikely to back down despite economic pressure from the West. Russians may look back to the summer of 2014 years from now as a game changer.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Tragedies of Ukraine and Gaza
    Judy Dempsey July 18, 2014

    Two catastrophic events—the shooting down of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine and an Israeli ground offensive in Gaza—have left the West floundering.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Malaysia and Ukraine
    Dmitri Trenin July 18, 2014

    The downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane over Eastern Ukraine catapults the crisis there onto the global plane. The tragic and sudden loss of so many innocent lives should put a final point to the armed conflict—or it may put the international conflict over Ukraine on a much higher and more dangerous level.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s Weakness Over Russia
    Judy Dempsey July 17, 2014

    European leaders should pull together and impose tougher sanctions on Russia. That would give important reforms in Ukraine a greater chance of succeeding.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    EU and Ukraine: Bumpy Road Ahead
    Balázs Jarábik July 16, 2014

    Ukraine is certainly a different country compared to seven months ago. The challenges of implementing the EU Association Agreement that it signed on June 27 are still tremendous, though. Reform, management of expectations, and reality is what is needed now.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Putin’s U(kraine)-Turn
    Balázs Jarábik July 8, 2014

    It seems the Kremlin is making a U-turn in its Ukraine policy. Although it appears that Putin has acquired a legitimate partner in Poroshenko with whom he can reach agreements, both must walk a very fine line given their respective domestic political situations. Ultimately, the ball is in Putin’s court.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Kick-Starting Ukrainian-Russian Relations?
    Gwendolyn Sasse July 4, 2014

    For the first time in months, diplomatic links have been established between Ukraine and Russia. Do the two sides have the perseverance to continue this dialogue?

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Stop the Decline of the BBC World Service!
    Judy Dempsey July 3, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis has shown the weakness of the EU’s soft power in countering Russian propaganda. Europeans must understand the value of providing independent information.

     
  • Article
    The EU’s Ukraine Test
    Shi Zhiqin, Lai Suetyi July 22, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis is not only a test for the EU and Germany but also a significant opportunity for China to usher in a new relationship among large powers.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Is There a Solution?
    Sergei Aleksashenko July 22, 2014

    Ukraine’s position as an important transport corridor for Russian gas has resulted in various periods of conflict between Ukraine and Russian-state owned gas companies. But, even though both recognize they will not reach a long-term agreement quickly, one can easily see that the number of disagreements between them is not great. Both realize the need to compromise.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s Self-Imposed Blindness Toward Russia
    Judy Dempsey July 21, 2014

    When European foreign ministers meet on July 22 they might finally understand what the downing of MH17 means for their policy toward Russia.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Midsummer Blues
    Dmitri Trenin July 21, 2014

    MH17 may well be a turning point in the Ukraine conflict, but President Putin remains unlikely to back down despite economic pressure from the West. Russians may look back to the summer of 2014 years from now as a game changer.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Ukraine and the Aftermath of the Downing of Flight MH17
    Dmitri Trenin July 19, 2014 Guardian

    An independent inquiry into the Malaysia Airlines plane crash over eastern Ukraine and an immediate ceasefire by all sides could be the first step in a process to reverse the trend toward mutual destruction within Ukraine and beyond.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Tragedies of Ukraine and Gaza
    Judy Dempsey July 18, 2014

    Two catastrophic events—the shooting down of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine and an Israeli ground offensive in Gaza—have left the West floundering.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Malaysia and Ukraine
    Dmitri Trenin July 18, 2014

    The downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane over Eastern Ukraine catapults the crisis there onto the global plane. The tragic and sudden loss of so many innocent lives should put a final point to the armed conflict—or it may put the international conflict over Ukraine on a much higher and more dangerous level.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Slaughter of Innocents
    David Rothkopf July 17, 2014 Foreign Policy

    When innocents die, standard military metrics for success or failure pale in comparison with the human costs depicted so graphically in the media.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s Weakness Over Russia
    Judy Dempsey July 17, 2014

    European leaders should pull together and impose tougher sanctions on Russia. That would give important reforms in Ukraine a greater chance of succeeding.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran, Russia, and the Ukrainian Crisis
    Alexei Arbatov July 17, 2014 National Interest

    The fundamental dilemma of Moscow’s policy lies in whether it is worth cooperating to achieve a comprehensive agreement with Iran, which would primarily be a success for the United States, under conditions of confrontation with the West over Ukraine.

     

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Carnegie Experts on Eastern Europe

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

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  • Thomas Carothers
    Vice President for Studies

    Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, rights, and governance and on comparative democratization as well as an expert on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence

    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.

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  • Thomas de Waal
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    De Waal is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, specializing primarily in the South Caucasus region comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia and their breakaway territories as well as the wider Black Sea region.

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  • Judy Dempsey
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Carnegie Europe
    Editor in chief
    Strategic Europe

    Dempsey is a nonresident senior associate at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.

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  • Balázs Jarábik
    Visiting Scholar
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    Jarábik is a visiting scholar focusing on Ukraine and Eastern 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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  • Maria Lipman
    Scholar in Residence
    Society and Regions Program
    Editor in Chief, Pro et Contra
    Moscow Center

    Lipman is the editor in chief of the Pro et Contra journal, published by the Carnegie Moscow Center. She is also the expert of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Society and Regions Program.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the co-chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Eugene Rumer
    Director and Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council, is a senior associate and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.

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  • Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Carnegie Europe

    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.

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  • Lilia Shevtsova
    Senior Associate
    Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program
    Moscow Center

    Shevtsova chairs the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, dividing her time between Carnegie’s offices in Washington, DC, and Moscow. She has been with Carnegie since 1995.

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  • Ulrich Speck
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Speck is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the European Union’s foreign policy and Europe’s strategic role in a changing global environment.

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  • Jan Techau
    Director
    Carnegie Europe

    Techau is the director of Carnegie Europe, the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the implications of Turkish foreign policy for Europe and the United States, particularly with regard to Turkey’s regional stance and its role in nuclear, energy, and climate issues.

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  • Andrew S. Weiss
    Vice President for Studies

    Weiss is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.

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