New Eastern Europe


    • Q&A

    Ukraine's New Direction

    The return of Viktor Yanukovych, who was elected president of Ukraine in February, has sparked fears among some that the momentum of Ukraine’s domestic political and economic reforms would be lost.

    • Event

    Russia's Foreign and Security Policy: An Update

    Recent developments in Russia's foreign policy reflect the country's struggle to preserve its status as a “great power” through modernization.

    • Article

    A Strategic Opportunity for Ukraine

    The real challenge facing Kyiv today is to deliver on the promise of effective government in the short term, without sacrificing Ukraine’s long-term strategic interests.

    • Q&A

    Moldova’s Strategic Relevance

    Russia, Europe, and the United States are critical players in Moldova’s development and have an opportunity to help transform Moldova into a real post-Soviet success story and prove that a prosperous democracy can exist in the space between East and West.

    • Article

    Why Moldova Matters

    Given Moldova’s economic potential and political openness, the United States, the European Union, and Russia can play a significant role in aiding Moldova on the path to EU membership and helping to transform the country into a prosperous pluralistic democratic state.

    • Op-Ed

    The Wider Implications of the Russian-Armenian Defense Deal

    • Dmitri Trenin, Andrei Trenin
    • August 24, 2010
    • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

    If Russia wants to be a principal security provider and peace guarantor in the CIS space, it will need to refocus its strategy away from resisting NATO's drive and U.S. deployments and toward conflict prevention and conflict resolution.

    • Op-Ed

    Thawing the Frozen Conflict in Transdnestr

    Resolving the conflict over Moldova’s breakaway region of Transdnestr would have wide-reaching positive implications for Russia, the EU, and the United States, but this opportunity will be lost if the issue is not addressed in the near future.

    • Q&A

    The Modernization of Russia's Foreign Policy

    The Russian government’s drive to modernize its economy is increasingly reflected in its foreign policy priorities, including its relations with the United States, Europe, and China and its position on Iran's nuclear program.

    • Article

    The Hague Court Decision on Kosovo

    The Hague ruling on Kosovo's independence indirectly strengthens the position of other self-proclaimed states—from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, to Nagorno-Karabakh and North Cyprus. However, legal rulings do not negate the need to find a political solution.

    • Event

    Five Years in Moscow: Impressions and Reflections of the Danish Ambassador

    Europe encompasses more than just the European Union; Russians are Europeans as well. As Russia continues to evolve, it needs wide-ranging efforts at modernization, and the European Union can certainly help. Yet Russia needs to work with the entirety of the EU, not only its larger members.

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 - 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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