New Eastern Europe

    • Commentary

    Corrupting Civil Society in Post-Maidan Ukraine?

    • Mikhail Minakov
    • April 11, 2015

    Civil society now plays an outsized role in Ukrainian politics.

    • Commentary

    Europe’s Nightmare: Ukraine’s Massive Meltdown

    To avoid a dangerous meltdown in Ukraine, the West must lean hard on Kiev in support of economic and political reform.

    • Commentary

    Ukraine: The Kingdom of the Oligarchs

    Prospects for Ukraine’s long-term success and cohesion will be determined by its ability to pursue far-reaching reforms to modernize the state and to check the power of the oligarchs.

    • Commentary

    Long Live Minsk II?

    The Minsk agreements are fragile.How effectively they are implemented will depend primarily on the Europeans’ ability to convince Moscow to pressure separatists into observing the ceasefire, and on Kyiv’s ability to keep nationalist militias in line. If either side fails to do so, the fighting is likely to resume.

    • Commentary

    Who Benefits From Ending Russian-Ukrainian Cooperation in the Space and Defense Sectors?

    The Russian government’s decision to end cooperation with Ukraine on two space launch programs is likely due to political motivations alone and goes against the economic and technological interests of Russia, Ukraine, and many other countries. This decision is worth reconsidering.

    • Commentary

    What’s Behind Lithuania’s Restored Compulsory Military Service?

    • Luke Coffey, Konstantin Ranks
    • March 10, 2015

    About seven years after abolishing compulsory military service and amidst the tense situation in Ukraine, Lithuania has restored conscription. Eurasia Outlook asked its experts to weigh in on the deeper meaning of this maneuver and what its consequences might be.

    • Commentary

    Doomsday in Ukraine? Think Again

    • Alyona Getmanchuk
    • March 06, 2015

    In the short term, Ukraine is on the verge of economic and, perhaps, political collapse. Yet in the longer term, the real question is whether the emergence of a coherent Ukrainian national identity creates a solid consensus for reform of the state and a sustained Western trajectory.

    • Commentary

    Sanctions Vortex or Global Thinking?

    The European and U.S. sanctions seem to be the most challenging factor for western companies doing business in Russia. As sanctions lists and types of sanctions have got more and more complicated during the last year, clarity has decreased and risks have increased dramatically.

    • Multimedia

    The United States, Russia, and Ukraine: Report From Moscow

    • Dmitri Trenin, David C. Speedie
    • February 27, 2015
    • Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

    The confrontation between Russia and the United States that the world experiences today potentially could even be more dangerous than the Cold War, because each side believes that it has a monopoly on truth.

    • Commentary

    A Year After Maidan: Why Did Viktor Yanukovych Flee After Signing the Agreement With the Opposition?

    February 22, 2014, Ukraine’s then president Viktor Yanukovych surprised the world by fleeing Kyiv, just after an agreement had been reached with the country's opposition. One eventful year later, Eurasia Outlook asked several experts why they think Yanukovych fled when he did.

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