Former U.S. ambassador to OSCE Dan Baer breaks down Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s second visit to the U.S. and warming relations between the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Israel.
The prospect of further enlargement presents the EU with multiple institutional, policy, and financial dilemmas. The successful integration of Ukraine and other candidate countries will require pragmatism, reforms, and transitional arrangements.
If the United States can finally provide the weaponry to really force a showdown in Crimea, the Ukrainians could achieve something that looks like victory; let’s hope that the Biden administration finally comes to understand this and acts accordingly.
Turkey is pursuing an increasingly autonomous foreign policy while consolidating its centralized system of government. Amid a changing global order, Ankara will need to balance its geopolitical ambitions with its core economic interests and relations with the West.
Both Moscow and Kyiv are counting on being able to use the grain market to inflict damage on the enemy without sustaining any losses themselves. In this situation, the resurrection of the grain deal is a far less likely outcome than escalation.
Ukraine’s ongoing counteroffensive–perhaps unfairly–has left some western policy circles disappointed. Nonetheless, the war continues seemingly with no end in sight.
The European Commission president’s remarks will be a guide for understanding how she might navigate upcoming turbulence.
Russia’s war of aggression has brought Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia closer to EU membership. To play an effective role in the democratization of these three countries, the EU needs a differentiated approach based on the political dynamics of each state.
The United States is sending anti-tank rounds containing depleted uranium to Ukraine.