New Eastern Europe

    • Commentary

    Brief Commentary on the Termination of the Nunn-Lugar Program

    It is extremely difficult to predict the prospects for new comprehensive agreements on nuclear threat reduction in the midst of the current international crisis. But crises do not last forever, and there may come a time when all of the facets of the unique Nunn-Lugar program will be deemed useful.

    • Commentary

    Arm Ukraine and You Risk Another Black Hawk Down

    Sending weapons to Ukraine could prolong the country’s agony and distract it from the vital task of reconstruction.

    • Commentary

    What Is the Future for Donbas?

    This past weekend’s intensified fighting and shelling in southeastern Ukraine, from Donetsk to Mariupol, escalated the Ukraine crisis to a new level. As more people die, political negotiations and eventual diplomatic compromise look less and less likely. What, under these circumstances, does the future hold for Donbas?

    • Commentary

    (Re)-Escalation in Donbas: Toward Minsk or Mariupol?

    After the weekend shelling of Mariupol and the loss of so many lives, the Ukrainian president may have no political choice but to mount a serious military response.

    • Commentary

    Time for Plan B on Ukraine?

    As unsavory as it sounds, Obama may need to press for a diplomatic solution with Putin.

    • Commentary

    From Cooperation to Competition—Russia and the West

    The year 2014 ended the period of cooperation between Russia and the West. A new period has begun, marked by rivalry and competition. At the same time, Russia has been seeking ways to strengthen ties with leading non-Western powers.

    • Commentary

    Nazarbayev as Mediator

    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has managed to use the Ukraine crisis as a sort of stepping stone to elevate his international profile and Kazakhstan’s geopolitical status.

    • Commentary

    Ukraine Fatigue: To Be or Not to Be (Bailed Out)

    Ukraine is teetering on the brink of default and its government is devoting more energy to public relations than actual reforms. Recent developments in Ukraine are likely to fuel the creation of a new black hole in Europe.

    • Commentary

    Prospects for the Eurasian Economic Union

    • Andrei Kolesnikov, Alexander Gabuev
    • January 13, 2015

    Eurasia Outlook asked several experts what is the future of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which officially came into being on January 1.

    • Commentary

    The Russian Military in the Ukraine Crisis

    A book by the younger authors from the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), Brothers Armed: Military Aspects of the Crisis in Ukraine, takes stock of the changes wrought in the Russian military organization and also analyzes the operation of the Russian forces in the current crisis in Ukraine.

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