Articles on Wider Europe

Learning from the EU's Georgia success (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 10 October 2008

The EU's Georgia mission is looking like a much-needed, if small ESDP success. But there is still much the EU can learn from its deployment.

Where does Russia?s ?sphere of influence? end? (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 23 September 2008

Russia?s NATO and EU ambassadors push Moscow?s ?spheres of influence? into the EU starting with ?age-old ally? Bulgaria.

Ukrainian government collapse threatens permanent crisis (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 19 September 2008

Ukraine has lost another government. Tymoshenko has lasted only 8 months as Prime Minister, only a few weeks longer than her first attempt in 2005.

Spheres of influence (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 15 September 2008

Russia may be tempted to believe that it has succeeded in Georgia, but it has in fact further isolated itself and helped Europe unite.

Kosovo: precedent or excuse? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 08 September 2008

When dealing with Moscow, EU leaders should not accept the parallelism between Kosovo and Ossetia.

Russian threats are just gas (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 02 September 2008

The European Union has less to fear from Russia's gas and oil weapons than its leaders think.

What to do next with Russia (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 01 September 2008

The EU faces a tough dilemma: sanctions would further isolate Russia but a ?business as usual' approach would send the wrong signal.

The EU should re-engage with Moldova's 'frozen conflict' (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 30 August 2008

The war in Georgia has an impact on Moldova. There is a danger of unsustainable peace and transformation of Moldova into a second Belarus.

Summer of discontent (Commentary)

Andrew Duff - 28 August 2008

The EU will have to justify its own claims that bipolar ?spheres of influence? in Europe are consigned to history by taking affirmative action in the Black Sea and Caucasus region.

Ossetia farce (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 27 August 2008

Moscow's decision to recognize Georgia's breakaway regions is a profound challenge to Europe's security architecture.