The harsh verdict for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko demonstrates that Ukraine’s leadership prioritizes removing the opposition’s strongest candidate before parliamentary elections above good relations with the West.
As a gas-importing country dependent on Russia, Ukraine could strengthen its energy security standing by diversifying its supplies of gas, increasing domestic gas production, and replacing natural gas with other fuels.
Poland’s relatively successful foreign policy contributed to the popularity of the ruling Civic Platform party and helped it win the country’s parliamentary elections. Given these election results, the Polish foreign policy is not likely to change.
Moldova is facing many of the challenges of the post-Soviet space, including corruption, internal conflict, underdevelopment, and labor migration, but it is charting an ambitious path of reform, reconciliation, and European integration.
While the Eastern Partnership summit is unlikely to deliver many positive results, there are still important lessons that leaders from both sides can take away from the summit.
Romania occupies a strategic position on the edge of the European Union and the Black Sea and its proximity to areas of unresolved conflict makes it an important partner in the context of Euro-Atlantic security.
The European Union has an opportunity to make a significant difference in their eastern borderlands, through a combination of social, economic, and political incentives.
Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, Moscow should drop the notion of creating an exclusive power center in the post-Soviet space.
The Carnegie Endowment hosted a special taping of the Charlie Rose Show, on the situation twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union.
While dialogue between the European Union and Russia on Moscow’s foreign policy typically focuses on hard power topics, the West’s expansion has prompted the Kremlin to develop its soft power toward post-Soviet states.