Eastern Europe

    • Strategic Europe

    Poland’s Narrative of Victimhood

    Poland’s conservative government is squandering all the gains the country made since the overthrow of the communist regime in 1989.

    • Article

    Reforming Ukraine’s Energy Sector: Critical Unfinished Business

    • Anton Antonenko, Roman Nitsovych, Olena Pavlenko, Kristian Takac
    • February 06, 2018

    Transforming Ukraine’s energy sector is essential to strengthening the country’s economic and national security. Despite intensified efforts and some recent progress, the outlook is troubled.

    • Strategic Europe

    A Chance for Peace in Ukraine?

    • Dominik P. Jankowski, Liana Fix
    • February 05, 2018

    The proposed UN peacekeeping mission to Ukraine needs a combination of Western sticks and carrots. Diplomacy is not enough.

    • Cyber Mercenaries and the Crisis in Ukraine

      • Tim Maurer
      • January 30, 2018
      • Council on Foreign Relations

      Many states outsource their cyber operations to non-state actors, with varying degrees of control over their actions. The crisis in Ukraine is a perfect example of this phenomenon.

      • Strategic Europe

      The Legacy of Enlargement in Central Europe

      European integration is being challenged by countries that yearned to rejoin a Europe based on unity and liberal democracy.

      • Strategic Europe

      Ukraine’s Youth: Politically Disinterested and Low Trust in the EU

      The political apathy of Ukraine’s youth should come as a warning, especially at a moment when those in government are putting personal interests ahead of the country’s reform agenda.

      • Strategic Europe

      What Not to Expect in 2018

      Three kinds of trouble are bubbling under Europe's surface. The key to preparing for them lies in understanding where and how the political ground is shifting.

      • Strategic Europe

      What’s Driving Czech Populism?

      Populism in the Czech Republic is not an aberration from the prevailing EU trends, yet rumors of the death of democracy in Prague are greatly premature.

      • Op-Ed

      To Understand Ukraine

      The establishment of independent Ukrainian and Belarusian statehood facilitates the development of Russia’s own national project, which is oriented towards the future, rather than towards the restoration of the past. Its key foreign policy feature is real sovereignty and the freedom of geopolitical maneuvering.

      • Article

      Ukraine’s Civic Progress and Partial Reform

      Volunteer activities in Ukraine have decreased since 2014. While civic activists have not given up, serious concerns persist about Ukrainian civil society's impact.

    Carnegie Experts on
    Eastern Europe

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      Cornelius Adebahr
      Nonresident Fellow
      Carnegie Europe
      Adebahr is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie Europe. His research focuses on European foreign policy.
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      Erik Brattberg
      Europe Program
      Erik Brattberg is director of the Europe Program and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. He is an expert on European politics and security and transatlantic relations.
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      Saskia Brechenmacher
      Associate Fellow
      Democracy and Rule of Law Program
      Saskia Brechenmacher is an associate fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program, where her research focuses on civil society, governance, and institutional reform in post-conflict societies and hybrid political regimes.
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      Thomas Carothers
      Senior Vice President for Studies
      Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, human rights, governance, the rule of law, and civil society.
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      James Collins
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      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 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.
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      Balázs Jarábik
      Nonresident Scholar
      Russia and Eurasia Program
      Jarábik is a nonresident scholar focusing on Eastern and Central Europe with particular focus on Ukraine.
    • expert thumbnail - Kühn
      Ulrich Kühn
      Nonresident Scholar
      Ulrich Kühn is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a senior research associate at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
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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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      Andrey Movchan
      Senior Fellow and Director
      Economic Policy Program
      Moscow Center
      Movchan is a senior fellow and director of the Economic Policy Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
    • Philip Remler
      Nonresident Scholar
      Philip Remler is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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      Eugene Rumer
      Director and Senior Fellow
      Russia and Eurasia Program
      Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council, is a senior fellow and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.
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      Maxim Samorukov
      Deputy Editor of Carnegie.ru
      Moscow Center
      Samorukov is deputy editor of Carnegie.ru.
    • 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 - Shapovalova
      Natalia Shapovalova
      Visiting Fellow
      Carnegie Europe
      Natalia Shapovalova is a visiting fellow at Carnegie Europe, where her research focuses on Eastern Europe, with particular focus on Ukraine and EU policy toward the Eastern neighborhood.
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      Christopher Smart
      Senior Fellow
      Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
      Christopher Smart is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on the interaction of global financial markets and international economic policy.
    • expert thumbnail - Trenin
      Dmitri Trenin
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Ülgen
      Sinan Ülgen
      Visiting Scholar
      Carnegie Europe
      Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, nuclear policy, cyberpolicy, and transatlantic relations.
    • expert thumbnail - Weiss
      Andrew S. Weiss
      James Family Chair
      Vice President for Studies
      Weiss is the James Family Chair and vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.

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