Articles on EaP

Putin’s Minsk maskirovka: Will the West ‘capitulate’? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 09 December 2019

Zelensky and EU leaders want the Normandy summit to show they are giving diplomacy a chance. But the risk all lies on their side, not Putin’s

After the French veto: The new scramble for the Western Balkans (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva & Tara Varma - 25 October 2019

Without a credible path to EU membership, the Western Balkans could easily succumb to the lure of regional nationalism – and to generous Russian, Turkish, and Chinese offers in the EU’s own back yard.

Trump’s Ukrainegate could help Ukraine (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 30 September 2019

The US president's impeachment process ensures Ukraine stays on the radar of Americans - and this may work to Ukraine's advantage

Ukraine prisoner swap: A sign of hope or desperation? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 26 September 2019

The West is drawing the wrong lessons from Ukraine’s exchange of prisoners with Russia. It now risks rushing Kyiv into an unstable ‘resolution’ to the conflict in Donbas

Shock to the sistema: Ukraine’s youthful new government (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 04 September 2019

Will Ukraine's young new leaders begin to reckon with their deep state?

Ukraine’s broadening horizons (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 14 August 2019

Zelensky's visit to Turkey signals the growing importance of Turkish-Ukrainian relations

Inside Sevastopol: The maverick city fights back (Commentary)

Ridvan Bari Urcosta - 30 July 2019

The most pro-Russian part of Crimea is also the greatest source of headaches for Moscow. Will the Kremlin succeed in extending its writ there?

Too normal? Georgia, democracy, and the ‘Gavrilov crisis’ (Commentary)

Tornike Sharashenidze - 02 July 2019

The sight of a Russian Communist presiding in their parliament has shocked Georgians into demanding greater democracy and circumspection towards Moscow.

Moldova crisis: The first battle in the war for democracy (Commentary)

Vadim Pistrinciuc - 21 June 2019

Swift action from Brussels transformed the Moldova crisis on the ground. The EU will now learn to keep oligarchic governments at arm’s length in future.

Zelenskiy in Donbas (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 11 June 2019

Volodymyr Zelenskiy needs to invest resources and display openess towards the Donbas region's residents.