New Eastern Europe


    • Commentary

    The Fall of Filat: Moldova’s Crisis Deepens

    The dramatic arrest of former prime minister Vlad Filat is probably the work of his fiercest political rival utilizing an unprecedented mistake. It will help expose Moldova’s culture of corruption but may put a halt to its integration with the EU.

    • Commentary

    Lukashenko’s Western Flirtation

    Recently re-elected Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is making maneuvers to get closer to the West and distance himself from Russia. But Moscow is not worried: it knows that his fundamental values differentiate him from Western countries.

    • Commentary

    Ukraine’s New Party of Power

    The merger of President Poroshenko’s party with the UDAR party of Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko is another step in the consolidation of power by the Ukrainian leader. Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front may be the next in line for absorption. But recent Ukrainian history shows that these big united parties have all ended in failure.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    The US, Russia, and “Hybrid Warfare”

    • Dmitri Trenin, Ryan Faith, Christopher Chivvis, Michal Baranowski
    • August 25, 2015
    • KCRW’s To the Point

    A Russian attack on NATO’s eastern member states was never likely. At the same time, the threat of escalation in eastern Ukraine and the potential for more direct Russian and NATO involvement in the fighting there is a clear and present danger.

    • Security in Eurasia

      Issues such as the Iran deal, the rise of the self-styled Islamic State, and the spread of Russian military and economic influence continue to highlight the importance of the Caucasus region on the world stage.

      • Op-Ed

      Post-Soviet States Jostle For Role in One Belt One Road Initiative

      • Alexander Gabuev
      • August 06, 2015
      • Research Portal of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council

      Following an initially cool reception, many former USSR republics have been lured by the sheer size of China’s investment in the One Belt One Road project, eager to capitalize on the wider initiative in line with their own domestic interests.

      • Article

      Russia—A Different Kind of Threat

      Russia is a superpower in decline, and the challenge it poses to the United States is very different from that posed by the Soviet Union.

      • Op-Ed

      “Hybrid War”—a Scholarly Term or a Propaganda Cliché?

      A theory of “hybrid war” based on the events in Crimea and eastern Ukraine ignores both the chronology and cause-and-effect links between events on the ground.

      • Commentary

      And Then There Were Five: The Plight of Ukraine’s Oligarchs

      Ukraine’s five wealthiest people have lost a collective $9.75 billion in the last year. To put this number in perspective, the IMF’s bailout package is worth $17.5 billion.

      • Op-Ed

      Harsh Realities in Ukraine

      Rather than thinking about some grand architecture for the future, all sides of the current Russian-Western conflict should step away from the brink.

    Carnegie Experts on
    New Eastern Europe

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      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.
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      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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