Eastern Europe

 
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s Saunter Toward Losing Ukraine
    Judy Dempsey August 1, 2014

    As Strategic Europe prepares takes a two-week break, the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine reveals an EU unable to exert a strong political will in dealing with Russia.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Proxy War in Ukraine?
    Alexandra McLees, Matthew Kupfer July 31, 2014

    During the Cold War, both Washington and Moscow actively encouraged, financed, and supported proxy wars across Asia, Africa and Latin America. In the eyes of many influential figures in Moscow, that is precisely what is happening in Ukraine today.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Battle For Russia
    Dmitri Trenin July 28, 2014

    The Kremlin now sees the U.S. goal as the toppling of the Putin regime. That said, expecting Putin to back off betrays a lack of understanding of the gravity of the situation. It is no longer just a struggle for Ukraine, but a battle for Russia.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Do Interests Trump Values in Europe?
    Judy Dempsey July 24, 2014

    Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europeans Shun Even Their Soft-Power Tools
    Judy Dempsey July 23, 2014

    Sanctions can be one of the EU’s most effective instruments of soft power. Yet EU governments are unwilling to make full use of this resource and put values before interests.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Heirs of the ’93 Russian White House
    Thomas de Waal July 23, 2014

    The leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Borodai and Igor Strelkov, are both Russian citizens who worked for the intelligence services, fought in Chechnya, spent time in Transnistria and worked for the ultra-nationalist newspaper, Zavtra. Putin must know that they have become a toxic liability.

     
  • 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.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Russian View of What Happened to Flight MH17
    Dmitri Trenin July 21, 2014 WBUR’s Here and Now

    With the international investigation of the Malaysian plane crash yet to begin in earnest, the West will base its understanding on evidence supplied mainly by the United States and Russia will see Western actions as punishment not for shooting down the plane, but rather for Moscow’s position on Ukraine.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Link Between Government Corruption and the Rise of Terrorist Groups
    Sarah Chayes June 12, 2014 WBEZ’s Worldview

    Government corruption is an important factor in the rise of violent extremism. Syria, Ukraine, and Nigeria are important contemporary examples.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    After Ukraine
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews June 9, 2014 UN Dispatch

    The post-Cold War era is over and the West is back into a standoff with Russia.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukraine’s Chocolate King Is Presidential Front-Runner
    Balázs Jarábik May 24, 2014 NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday

    Oligarch and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko was one of the biggest supporters of the protests in Ukraine. With the government breaking down, people are now turning to him and other oligarchs.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    India’s Ruling Party Concedes Defeat
    Moisés Naím May 16, 2014 NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

    India’s recent election was the longest and most expensive general election in the history of the country.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Big EU, Big Success?
    Judy Dempsey May 1, 2014 Deutsche Welle

    On May 1, 2004, ten countries joined the European Union. Ten years on, many people in both the East and the West retain a skeptical view of that historic enlargement.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukraine Crisis Hits a New Phase
    Eugene Rumer April 15, 2014 Bloomberg TV

    The Ukraine crisis has reached a new phase that could lead to outright conflict between Ukraine and Russia. However, it is not clear what Russia’s strategy is in Ukraine and what it hopes to achieve.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Empire Takes Back: It Could Happen Here
    Andrew S. Weiss April 9, 2014 Daily Show with Jon Stewart

    The people of Crimea, many of whom see themselves as either ex-Soviet or ethnically Russia, made the region ripe for Russian invasion and claims of human rights violations against the Russian minority living in Crimea were then used as justification for Russia’s invasion.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Putin’s Perspective Abroad Swayed by Quest for Popularity at Home
    Lilia Shevtsova March 21, 2014 NPR’s All Things Considered

    All of Putin’s actions, such as annexation of Crimea, trying to suffocate Ukraine, and trying to contain the United States and West in general, are a response to his domestic agenda. To survive, Putin wants to return to the old militaristic Russia and to become a war president.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Putin Addresses Parliament on Crimea Independence
    Maria Lipman March 20, 2014 ABC

    Vladimir Putin’s policy is to do what he sees right, regardless of what others think about it. He is ready for sanctions and to accept the costs.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s Saunter Toward Losing Ukraine
    Judy Dempsey August 1, 2014

    As Strategic Europe prepares takes a two-week break, the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine reveals an EU unable to exert a strong political will in dealing with Russia.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Proxy War in Ukraine?
    Alexandra McLees, Matthew Kupfer July 31, 2014

    During the Cold War, both Washington and Moscow actively encouraged, financed, and supported proxy wars across Asia, Africa and Latin America. In the eyes of many influential figures in Moscow, that is precisely what is happening in Ukraine today.

     
  • Op-Ed
    China’s Victory in Ukraine
    Dmitri Trenin July 31, 2014 Project Syndicate

    China will study U.S. strategy toward Russia and draw its own conclusions. Its interests are in keeping Russia as its stable strategic hinterland and a natural-resource base.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Ukraine Talks in Belarus: ‘Don’t Expect Miracles’
    Andrew S. Weiss July 30, 2014 Deutsche Welle

    The Ukraine talks being held in Belarus, which will focus on access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, are unlikely to result in any serious breakthroughs or resolutions.

     
  • Article
    Saving Ukraine’s Defense Industry
    Alexandra McLees, Eugene Rumer July 30, 2014

    Defense-industrial cooperation between Ukraine and Russia is in jeopardy. Washington and Moscow need to act now to help Kyiv secure its most sensitive defense resources.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Battle For Russia
    Dmitri Trenin July 28, 2014

    The Kremlin now sees the U.S. goal as the toppling of the Putin regime. That said, expecting Putin to back off betrays a lack of understanding of the gravity of the situation. It is no longer just a struggle for Ukraine, but a battle for Russia.

     
  • Article
    Crying Genocide: Use and Abuse of Political Rhetoric in Russia and Ukraine
    Matthew Kupfer, Thomas de Waal July 28, 2014

    The word “genocide” has long been abused in Eastern Europe. In the current Ukraine crisis, such fiery rhetoric is fueling a dangerous conflict and hindering reconciliation.

     
  • Op-Ed
    MH17, Part of Larger Ukraine Crisis, Likely to be Politicized
    Dmitri Trenin July 27, 2014 Global Times

    The MH17 crisis within the larger Ukraine crisis is likely to lead to the politicization of the conflict.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Do Interests Trump Values in Europe?
    Judy Dempsey July 24, 2014

    Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europeans Shun Even Their Soft-Power Tools
    Judy Dempsey July 23, 2014

    Sanctions can be one of the EU’s most effective instruments of soft power. Yet EU governments are unwilling to make full use of this resource and put values before interests.

     

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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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  • 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, nuclear policy, and the security and economic aspects of transatlantic relations.

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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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