Eastern Europe

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Weak Ruble Exchange Rate Represents Political Bargaining Challenge
    Yuval Weber November 19, 2014

    The financial troubles of the ruble represent the most striking and dangerous strategic challenge facing the Russian state since the conflict in Ukraine began.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Can Romania’s New President Revive EU Enlargement?
    Judy Dempsey November 19, 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
    Putin Is Merkel’s (and Europe’s) Biggest Security Challenge
    Judy Dempsey November 17, 2014

    As European diplomacy with Russia fails, Angela Merkel’s options are limited. She and other Western leaders must accept that they are in for the long haul.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Frozen Donbas?
    Balázs Jarábik November 17, 2014 Русский

    Ukraine is in the process of forming a new government. President Putin has a say in the development of this process by threatening an invasion. And now he can be almost certain that the West will not go to war with Russia over Ukraine.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Poland’s Foreign Policy Needs More, Not Less, Germany
    Judy Dempsey November 10, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis shows that Poland’s special foreign policy toward its Eastern neighbors is needed more than ever—together with support from Berlin.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why Nations Don’t Fail
    Jan Techau November 10, 2014

    Over the next few years, the European Union will have to revamp its neighborhood policies completely. The ambition is not only to prevent state failure, but to help build functional political systems that can strive economically, provide essential services, guard individual freedoms, and maintain social peace.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s Incomplete Unification
    Judy Dempsey November 6, 2014

    The tearing down of the Berlin Wall twenty-five years ago was only the beginning of Europe’s reunification, which is far from complete. The EU should continue to help that process.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Can Poroshenko Reform Ukraine?
    Judy Dempsey November 5, 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
    Naftogaz Is Ukraine’s Achilles’ Heel
    Judy Dempsey November 3, 2014

    Ukraine’s state-owned energy giant is a source of corruption that oligarchs and Russia can exploit. The EU should consider becoming a major stakeholder in the network.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Ukraine’s “European” Parliament
    Gwendolyn Sasse October 31, 2014

    The pro-European result of Ukraine’s parliamentary election paves the way for structural reforms, but it does not point toward a resolution of the conflict with Russia.

     
  • Event
    Understanding Hungary’s Political Path
    Stefánia Kapronczay, Péter Krekó, Andrej Nosko, Thomas Carothers November 19, 2014 Washington, DC

    Hungary offers an important example of the problems that an apparently consolidated democracy can encounter. It also poses a test for the European Union and the United States on how to respond when democracy comes under stress in an EU member state.

     
  • Event
    National Insecurity
    David Rothkopf, Joshua Bolten, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft October 30, 2014 Washington, DC

    From the Middle East to Eastern Europe, crises grip the globe. A growing group of rivals and dangerous non-state actors now pose an array of new threats to the international order.

     
  • Event
    Exploring the Prospects for Russian-Turkish Cooperation
    Dmitri Trenin, Memduh Karakullukçu, Nigar Ağaoğulları, Ümit Pamir, Alexey Malashenko, Evgeny Buzhinsky, Irina Zvyagelskaya, Pavel Shlykov October 16, 2014 Moscow

    Russia and Turkey share many important interests, providing them with opportunities for valuable collaboration and cooperation in their common neighborhood, which stretches from the South Caucasus and the Levant to Central Asia and Afghanistan.

     
  • Event
    The End of Convergence?
    Uri Dadush, Vikram Nehru, Carl Dahlman October 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    Convergence, the narrowing of the income gap between poor and rich countries, is one of the great stories of our time. A recent report shows that convergence has slowed in recent years, and that productivity in developing countries is not rising rapidly enough in key sectors.

     
  • Event
    TTIP and Third Countries: Multilateralization or Balkanization?
    Uri Dadush, Sinan Ülgen, Miriam Sapiro, Martin Raiser October 7, 2014 Washington, DC

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership initiative is a grand plan for revitalizing economic growth and enhancing international competitiveness. While Brussels and Washington work to reach a deal, large numbers of interested third countries—even major EU and U.S. trade partners—are left out.

     
  • Event
    The Prospects for EU/Germany-Russia Relations
    Ulrich Speck, Petr Topychkanov September 29, 2014 Moscow

    The current conflict between the European Union and Russia is a clash between a postmodern world, in which states prefer to use soft power to achieve their foreign policy goals, and a modern one, in which the use of force in foreign policy is considered acceptable.

     
  • Event
    Transatlantic Trends 2014
    Constanze Stelzenmüller, Lev Gudkov, Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 Moscow

    According to this year’s Transatlantic Trends survey, Russians have an increasingly unfavorable view of the United States and the EU. Americans and Europeans also had more negative outlooks toward Russia in 2014 than previous years.

     
  • Event
    Al-Qaeda Transformed: The Core, Its Affiliates, and Their Splinters

    This conference brought together leading scholars and practitioners from the United States, Europe, and the Arab world to examine the complex dynamics underway within al-Qaeda.

     
  • Event
    Perspectives of the Next Generation: Challenges to Security in the OSCE
    James Collins, Zeynep Alemdar, Petri Hakkarainen, Rem Korteweg, Matthew Rojansky May 27, 2014 Vienna, Austria

    Representatives from Carnegie’s EASI Next Generation Network will summarize the results of the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative Next Generation Leaders Conference and deliver their recommendations to the broader Euro-Atlantic community.

     
  • Event
    After Annexation: Assessing Crimea’s Future With Mustafa Dzhemilev
    Mustafa Dzhemilev, Andrew S. Weiss April 2, 2014 Washington, DC

    Renowned leader of the Crimean Tatar National Movement and member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Mustafa Dzhemilev, discussed the latest developments in the Ukraine crisis.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Weak Ruble Exchange Rate Represents Political Bargaining Challenge
    Yuval Weber November 19, 2014

    The financial troubles of the ruble represent the most striking and dangerous strategic challenge facing the Russian state since the conflict in Ukraine began.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Can Romania’s New President Revive EU Enlargement?
    Judy Dempsey November 19, 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.

     
  • Event
    Understanding Hungary’s Political Path
    Stefánia Kapronczay, Péter Krekó, Andrej Nosko, Thomas Carothers November 19, 2014 Washington, DC

    Hungary offers an important example of the problems that an apparently consolidated democracy can encounter. It also poses a test for the European Union and the United States on how to respond when democracy comes under stress in an EU member state.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Putin Is Merkel’s (and Europe’s) Biggest Security Challenge
    Judy Dempsey November 17, 2014

    As European diplomacy with Russia fails, Angela Merkel’s options are limited. She and other Western leaders must accept that they are in for the long haul.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Frozen Donbas?
    Balázs Jarábik November 17, 2014 Русский

    Ukraine is in the process of forming a new government. President Putin has a say in the development of this process by threatening an invasion. And now he can be almost certain that the West will not go to war with Russia over Ukraine.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Russia, Ukraine, and the Visegrad: Time to Get Real
    Balázs Jarábik November 14, 2014 Visegrad Revue

    The crisis in Ukraine has betrayed fault lines in the Visegrad Group. Unless Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic change course, the “golden age” of Central Europe may come to an end.

     
  • Article
    Countering the Forces of Fragmentation in Europe
    Cornelius Adebahr November 14, 2014 video

    The EU is afflicted by several splits, from a deep economic divide to a sharp populist rift. Broadening its membership to the entire continent would help address them all.

     
  • Op-Ed
    On EU Enlargement
    Cornelius Adebahr November 13, 2014 Global Policy

    Countries in and outside of the EU should consider reforms as continuing regardless of any official ascension date.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Poland’s Foreign Policy Needs More, Not Less, Germany
    Judy Dempsey November 10, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis shows that Poland’s special foreign policy toward its Eastern neighbors is needed more than ever—together with support from Berlin.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why Nations Don’t Fail
    Jan Techau November 10, 2014

    Over the next few years, the European Union will have to revamp its neighborhood policies completely. The ambition is not only to prevent state failure, but to help build functional political systems that can strive economically, provide essential services, guard individual freedoms, and maintain social peace.

     

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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 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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  • Gwendolyn Sasse
    Nonresident Associate
    Carnegie Europe

    Sasse is a nonresident associate at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.

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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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  • 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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