Articles on EaP

Russia, Ukraine, and the battle for religion (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 11 October 2018

The Ukrainian church pushes for independence from Moscow. The split will undermine Putin’s vision of a ‘Russian world’ and accelerate Ukraine’s cultural separation from Russia

Strait to war? Russia and Ukraine clash in the Sea of Azov (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 02 October 2018

New Russian naval activities around Crimea could presage a new, maritime front in the war in eastern Ukraine

No silver ballot: The problems with a Donbas referendum (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 01 August 2018

The war in Donbas is Europe's worst active conflict - a referendum would not help 

UN peacekeeping in Donbas? The stakes of the Russia-Ukraine conflict (Commentary)

Andreas Umland - 08 June 2018

A transitional UN peacekeeping mission in, and international civilian administration of, Donbas would have two major benefits.

Ukrainian elections: Poroshenko and proliferating populists (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 23 May 2018

Four years after Euromaidan, the overall picture is bleak. Former Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko has established a lead in the polls – but she has done so by profiting from social and economic problems rather than addressing past faults.

Lethal weapon: Has Trump mis-stepped on Ukraine? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 17 May 2018

Sending anti-tank guided weapons to Ukraine is the right decision. But the Trump administration has gone about it the wrong way.

Why Ukraine should become a Balkan country (Commentary)

Günther Fehlinger and Andreas Umland - 29 January 2018

Ukrainian politicians, diplomats, journalists and intellectuals should start paying more attention to how the countries of South-Eastern Europe (SEE) are currently preparing for their entry into the European Union. Kyiv can accelerate its own European integration by entering a number of SEE cooperation formats specifically designed to prepare the Western Balkan states for their future EU membership. 

Ukraine on the brink of kleptocracy (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 05 January 2018

Europe needs to confront Ukraine’s leadership sooner rather than later.

Debacle in the Donbas (Commentary)

Valentin Torba - 24 November 2017

The Donbas is seeing a coup within a coup, as two of the leading separatists turn on each other.

Easing the EU’s Eastern Partnership fatigue (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 16 November 2017

The EU is right to demand reforms from its Eastern Partners – but its own expectations need to adjust to the region’s realities