Wider Europe: Publications

Russia 2030: A story of great power dreams and small victorious wars

Fredrik Wesslau, Andrew Wilson - 23 May, 2016

The future of Europe’s relations with Russia looks bleak as the Kremlin pursues an increasingly aggressive foreign policy.

Putin’s hydra: Inside Russia’s intelligence services

Mark Galeotti - 11 May, 2016

Far from being an all-powerful “spookocracy” that controls the Kremlin, Russia’s intelligence services are internally divided.

Putin’s downfall: The coming crisis of the Russian regime

Nikolay Petrov - 19 April, 2016

The current trajectory of the Russian regime is unstable and without dramatic change it will crumble within the next year

Survival of the richest: How oligarchs block reform in Ukraine

Andrew Wilson - 14 April, 2016

The penetration of Ukrainian politics by the super-rich oligarchy still forms a major obstacle to reform

Return to instability: How migration and great power politics threaten the Western Balkans

Francisco de Borja Lasheras, with Vessela Tcherneva and Fredrik Wesslau - 21 March, 2016

EU’s weakness is prompting a new scramble for power for the Balkans with Russia, Turkey and other actors.

European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2016

Dennison et al. - 28 January, 2016

The sixth ECFR Foreign Policy Scorecard highlights the EU's diminishing ability to influence its neighbours, and the neighbourhood's growing impact on the EU.


Life in the Grey Zones

Sophia Pugsley, Fredrik Wesslau - 7 December, 2015

Locked in a shadowy life between war and peace, "grey zones" now litter the map of Eastern Europe

Dayton revisited: Bosnia’s peace deal 20 years on

Carl Bildt - 17 November, 2015

Two decades after the end of the Bosnian war Carl Bildt considers the successes and failures of Dayton.


Minsk Monitor

- 7 November, 2015

Following high level ministerial meetings on Ukraine, ECFR's Wider Europe team report on the implementation the Minsk agreement

Russia’s quiet military revolution and what it means for Europe

Gustav Gressel - 12 October, 2015

Putin’s expansionist policy in Russia’s neighbourhood is backed up by a poised and professional military