Articles on Wider Europe

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.

Thanks to Russia, NATO is back (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 22 August 2008

Russia's behavior over Georgia has made NATO's revitalization more not less likely.

Russia and the Georgia war: the great-power trap (Commentary)

IVAN KRASTEV - 20 August 2008

Russia's flawed understanding of 21st-century international politics means that its military success in the war with Georgia could be followed by its strategic defeat.

Winning the peace in Georgia (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu & Andrew Wilson - 20 August 2008

The EU's frenetic diplomacy around the conflict is in stark contrast with its reluctance to engage just a few months ago.

The Georgian conflict: seven points (Commentary)

alain minc - 18 August 2008

An article on the European reactions to the Georgian conflict, published in Liberation.