New Eastern Europe

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?
26.01.2015

(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.
21.01.2015

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.
20.01.2015

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.
13.01.2015

Prospects for the Eurasian Economic Union

  • Andrei Kolesnikov
  • Alexander Gabuev
Eurasia Outlook asked several experts what is the future of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which officially came into being on January 1.
12.01.2015

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.
31.12.2014

Looking Back on 2014 (Part II)

2014 was a year of crisis. Ebola, ISIS, and Donbas are now part of the global lexicon. Eurasia Outlook experts weigh in on how crises on Russia’s periphery affected the country, and what these developments mean for Moscow in 2015.
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