New Eastern Europe


    • Think Again: Arab Democracy

      While the wave of political change sweeping through the Arab world is reminiscent of the political upheaval in Central and Eastern Europe in 1989, historical analogies cannot capture the complex and dramatic events occurring or predict how this change will end.

      • Article

      Viktor Yanukovych: A Man of the Oligarchs

      There is widespread concern both inside Ukraine and in the international community about the country’s course as fears grow that Viktor Yanukovych’s policies are rolling back Ukraine’s political freedoms.

      • Op-Ed

      Three Cheers for the Man Who Did Nothing

      Mikhail Gorbachev presided over the biggest upheaval in Russia’s history—the fall of the Soviet Union—with surprisingly little bloodshed.

      • Article

      Belarus: Time for Creative Thinking

      While the EU and the United States enacted strong repercussions for the violent crackdowns following Belarus' December presidential elections, long-term stability will require moving beyond the current political stalemate.

      • Event

      Ukrainian Foreign Minister on U.S.-Ukrainian Relations

      As Ukraine continues to reinvent itself both domestically and internationally, the U.S.-Ukraine strategic dialogue remains steady and future-oriented. This bilateral relationship will remain an important factor both in Ukraine’s domestic reforms and in its regional importance.

      • Op-Ed

      Yanukovych in Davos

      With emerging powers such as China, India, and Brazil capturing the limelight at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Ukraine seemed to have little to share with the world and even less to learn from it.

      • Op-Ed

      Moldova's Revolution in Slow Motion

      Built gradually on a foundation of growing consensus and electoral support, Moldova’s political change may be more sustainable in the long term than the color revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine.

      • Article

      The “Jasmine Revolution” in Tunisia: Not Just Another Color

      The recent revolution in Tunisia demonstrates that the complete stifling of political opposition does not guarantee longevity for authoritarian regimes.

      • Article

      How the West Has Become the Kremlin’s Hostage

      The recent reset between Russia and the West is being used by Moscow as a tool for the legitimization and perpetuation of the Russian status-quo and hasn’t prevented the strengthening of repressive policies inside Russia.

      • Op-Ed

      Cracks in Belarus, Confusion in the West

      If the West responds to the recent violent crackdown in Belarus by isolating the country's people and cutting off all dialogue with the authorities in Minsk, it misses the chance to empower more forward-looking elements in Belarusian society and within the ruling regime.

    Carnegie Experts on
    New Eastern Europe

    • expert thumbnail - Baunov
      Alexander Baunov
      Senior Fellow
      Editor in Chief of
      Carnegie Moscow Center
      Baunov is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of
    • expert thumbnail - Movchan
      Andrey Movchan
      Nonresident Scholar
      Economic Policy Program
      Carnegie Moscow Center
      Movchan is a nonresident scholar in the Economic Policy Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
    • expert thumbnail - Samorukov
      Maxim Samorukov
      Deputy Editor of
      Carnegie Moscow Center
      Samorukov is a fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center and deputy editor of
    • expert thumbnail - Shraibman
      Artyom Shraibman
      Nonresident Scholar
      Carnegie Moscow Center
      Artyom Shraibman is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
    • expert thumbnail - Trenin
      Dmitri Trenin
      Carnegie Moscow Center
      Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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