Articles on EaP

The EU’s strategic sovereignty starts in Eastern Europe (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel & Nicu Popescu - 20 May 2020

The real test of the EU’s power and its strategic sovereignty will be in how it deals with external problems – not least those in its neighbourhood.

Ukraine and the oligarchs: Endless delays to reform (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 13 May 2020

The coronavirus has hit Ukraine hard, but the IMF has promised the country less funding than seemed likely only months ago. Self-interested oligarchs are delaying necessary new reforms and pushing back against those Ukraine has already made. 

Almost an ally: Italy’s new approach to Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict (Commentary)

Carlo Frappi - 16 April 2020

While recent agreements between Italy and Azerbaijan are economically significant, their political dimension is even more significant, especially as regards the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
 

Grey zone politics: Why Ukraine needs creative international cooperation (Commentary)

Pavlo Klimkin, Andreas Umland - 16 April 2020

With the EU, NATO, and their member states preoccupied with domestic challenges, Ukraine and its international partners need new ways to support the country’s security, resilience, and growth.
 

The coronavirus in Eastern Europe: Avoiding another Chernobyl (Commentary)

Thornike Gordadze, Joanna Hosa, Dumitru Minzarari, Tatiana Stanovaya, Andrew Wilson - 01 April 2020

A turn to the past: Ukraine’s troubling government reshuffle (Commentary)

Mattia Nelles - 12 March 2020

Last week’s government reshuffle and the dismissal of a highly regarded prosecutor general raise serious concerns about Ukraine’s pro-Western course.

 

Russia’s Ukraine policy: Change to stay the same (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 03 February 2020

The Kremlin is losing long-time Ukraine policy chief, Vladislav Surkov. But his successor has more in common with “Putin’s Rasputin” than first meets the eye.

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