New Eastern Europe

4.03.2015

Sanctions Vortex or Global Thinking?

  • Sergej Sumlenny
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.
25.02.2015

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.
19.02.2015

After Minsk, Is Germany Still a Leader?

If Merkel is synonymous with Germany, then German political and diplomatic weight has certainly risen to the height of true European leadership.
16.02.2015

Who Will Be the First to Break the Peace in Ukraine?

The West should be linking aid to Ukraine to peace rather than war.
13.02.2015

What Did Minsk II Actually Achieve?

The Minsk agreements lay the political groundwork for peace in Ukraine. Still, several important questions remain. Moreover, the agreements are likely to be too little too late for the warring parties: they may not settle for anything less than what they consider victory.
11.02.2015

What Would It Take to Restore a Peace Order in Europe?

Western leaders’ recent attempts to assure a diplomatic resolution of the Ukraine crisis may come to no avail. Is it possible to restore the peaceful, European status quo amidst such rapidly growing East-West animosity? Eurasia Outlook asked Carnegie’s experts to share their thoughts.
11.02.2015

Ukraine: The War Must Go On?

As terrible as it sounds, Kyiv’s endless dysfunction is the Kremlin’s most powerful ally in the current crisis.
10.02.2015

Russia’s Performance at the Munich Security Conference: A Symptom or a Cause?

When Russian diplomats talk about Ukraine, they are actually speaking to just one man—Vladimir Putin. Moscow does not see any value in reaching out to the broad policy community in the West. The scary thing is that this behavior is not a consequence of the Ukrainian crisis, but one of its major sources.
6.02.2015

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.
27.01.2015

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?
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