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    Could An Oligarch Build a Democracy in Moldova?
    May28

    Could An Oligarch Build a Democracy in Moldova?

    Oligarchs rule Eastern Europe. Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine are governed by pro-European governments, but have one oligarch (or more, in the case of Ukraine) calling the shots from behind the scenes. In my country, Moldova, we see how pro-European rhetoric is offered in words but not reflected in deeds, and how empty speeches and promises only...

    Latvian Banking: Recent Reforms, Sustainable Solutions
    May24

    Latvian Banking: Recent Reforms, Sustainable Solutions

    Photo Credit: Meunierd / Shutterstock Introduction Latvia’s non-resident banking sector, which caters to clients from Russia and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), has finally become politically untenable. After years of scandals and massive illicit flows through Latvia, the government has concluded that the...

    Russia’s Active Measures Architecture: Task and Purpose
    May22

    Russia’s Active Measures Architecture: Task and Purpose

    Russia’s latest iteration of the Soviet-era tactic of “active measures” has mesmerized Western audiences and become the topic de jour for national security analysts. In my last post, I focused on the Kremlin’s campaign to influence the U.S. elections from 2014 to 2016 through the integration of offensive cyber hacking, overt...

    Democracy en Marche! — From Macron to Kyiv
    May09

    Democracy en Marche! — From Macron to Kyiv

    Two weeks ago, French President Emmanuel Macron (MMF ‘06) stood before the U.S. Congress and defended democratic values at a key juncture in transatlantic relations, calling for a return to a partnership based on shared values of liberty, equality, and human rights. Just a few days earlier, 80 GMF alumni and grantees gathered on the frontier of...

    Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the Prospects of EU Integration
    May04

    Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the Prospects of EU Integration

    On April 20 the German Marshall Fund in Washington hosted Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for EU Enlargements Negotiations and EU Neighbourhood, for a discussion focused on the EU’s relations with its neighbors in the Western Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and the Caucasus and on the process of reforms and the prospects of greater...

    French President Emmanuel Macron (MMF ’06): GMF Alumni Focus on the Future of Democracy
    May02

    French President Emmanuel Macron (MMF ’06): GMF Alumni Focus on the Future of Democracy

    French President Emmanuel Macron (MMF ‘06) charmed both Republicans and Democrats during his official state visit to Washington last week, The Washington Post and numerous other outlets reported. Indeed, Macron has been both hailed and criticized as virtually the sole European leader able to forge good working relations with President Trump. The...

    The “European Approach” to Fighting Disinformation: Lessons for the United States
    Apr27

    The “European Approach” to Fighting Disinformation: Lessons for the United States

    The European Commission published a communication on April 26 to the European Council and Parliament outlining the “European Approach” to combatting disinformation. The Commission’s report was the result of a several month process including consultations with citizens, stakeholders, and experts. The document focuses on four key principles:...

    Russia’s Efforts to Destabilize Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Apr25

    Russia’s Efforts to Destabilize Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Photo Credit: Fredy Thuerig / Shutterstock More than 20 years have passed since the United States brokered the Dayton Peace Accords to end the conflict that ravaged Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) after the collapse of Yugoslavia. The peace agreement ended the war, but the country remains bedeviled by old demons, particularly nationalist political...

    Georgia Looks to the NATO Brussels Summit
    Apr20

    Georgia Looks to the NATO Brussels Summit

    Since 1949, NATO’s membership has increased from 12 to 29 countries. Successive rounds of NATO enlargement have enhanced international security. Euro-Atlantic integration itself has also continuously fostered reform and ensured the stability necessary for prosperity. In theory, NATO’s door is open to all democracies that share...

    Washington Puts the Macron Method to the Test
    Apr19

    Washington Puts the Macron Method to the Test

    Transatlantic TakeThere’s No Moving Trump WASHINGTON, DC — One of the most consequential developments in U.S. security policy in the last eight years is the growing strength of the security partnership between Washington and Paris. This may seem surprising. After all, it was not that long ago ­the U.S.–France relationship was characterized...

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