Wider Europe


  • The Polish-Russian rapprochement gathers steam

    Andrew Wilson - 8 May, 2010

    The tragic plane crash in Smolensk has brought Russia and Poland closer together. Emotions aside, what do they both want to gain from the rapprochement?

    What are the Ukrainians playing at?

    Andrew Wilson - 30 April, 2010

    Eggs, smoke bombs and the Black Sea Fleet. Ukraine is back to playing the game it knows best: the balancing act between East and West.

    World War II finally ends

    Ivan Krastev - 30 April, 2010

    The tragedy of the Polish air crash has formed a new bond between Poland and Russia. But will they be able to do in the east what France and Germany have done in the west?

    Eastern Europe after the tragedy in Smolensk

    Andrew Wilson - 23 April, 2010

    The tragedy of the Smolensk plane crash has led to a strengthening of the rapprochement between Moscow and Warsaw. But is the reconciliation built upon more than a hug between Vladimir Putin and Donald Tusk?

    The EU?s ?slow food? enlargement

    Daniel Korski - 14 April, 2010

    The EU enlargement debate used to be about expanding freedoms and preventing conflict. But a lot of Europeans now think that whatever lies outside the EU?s borders can stay there.

    The soft power of hard states

    Daniel Korski - 22 March, 2010

    It's tempting to think that hard states like China and Russia cannot offer anything in terms of soft power. But Europe and the US need to understand that this viewpoint is no longer valid

    Yanukovych and Nixon

    Andrew Wilson - 19 March, 2010

    President Yanukovych could be a ?Ukrainian Nixon': Just as Nixon used his anti-communist credentials to pave his engagement with China, Yanukovych could use his pro-Russian credentials to reassure Ukraine's Russian-speaking population while reaching out to Europe

    Dealing with Yanukovych’s Ukraine

    Andrew Wilson - 18 March, 2010

    The Yanukovych Paradox: How Ukraine's new president can be good news for Europe after all.