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    Europe’s New Political Engine: Germany’s Role in the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy
    Apr21

    Europe’s New Political Engine: Germany’s Role in the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy

    Photo: fdecomite At the beginning of this decade, the EU’s foreign and security policy was leaderless, while several crises put Europe under pressure. The economically strong Germany had to become Europe’s new political engine. The way in which Germany took up its new and unusual role and the implications that German leadership has...

    Why Russia’s Economic Leverage is Declining
    Apr20

    Why Russia’s Economic Leverage is Declining

    Despite the Kremlin’s desire to reassert influence over its neighbors, Russia’s economic leverage in Eastern Europe is declining. After more than a decade of using trade and energy cutoffs to pressure its neighbors to accept its political aims, the Kremlin’s tools of economic coercion are losing their effectiveness. On the...

    This Is Not the Orange Revolution
    Apr20

    This Is Not the Orange Revolution

    Transatlantic TakePhoto: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine KYIV, Ukraine – Invoking Yogi Berra’s overused quote may seem cliché, but for Kyiv watchers, it seems a bit like “déjà vu all over again.” A continued stalemate and infighting between the president and prime minister caused the latter to resign. Corruption and a...

    “We Should not Expect too Much from the NATO-Russia Council”
    Apr20

    “We Should not Expect too Much from the NATO-Russia Council”

    Latvian State Radio interviewed Bruno Lete, senior program officer, ahead of the NATO- Russia Council. On Wednesday, April 20, the NATO- Russia Council will take place at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels. This meeting had been suspended since Russian military intervention in Ukraine. Despite the current situation in Ukraine...

    Ukrainian Foreign Policy Audit: a Project of the Black Sea Trust
    Apr18

    Ukrainian Foreign Policy Audit: a Project of the Black Sea Trust

    Photo: torange.biz With the support of Black Sea Trust, the Kyiv-based Institute of World Policy launched a large-scale analytical project Ukraine’s Foreign Policy Audit. The objective of this project is to explore the mutual interests of Ukraine and a number of strategically important states in order to develop recommendations for a...

    Isolation and Propaganda: The Roots and Instruments of Russia’s Disinformation Campaign
    Apr15

    Isolation and Propaganda: The Roots and Instruments of Russia’s Disinformation Campaign

    Western scholars and politicians struggle to understand the elements of Russia’s “hybrid warfare” and how to counter it. Means for “soft,” non-military Russian influence in the post-Soviet sphere and the European Union includes export media such as the television broadcaster RT and the media platform Sputnik, the targeted expansion of...

    The United States in German Foreign Policy
    Apr14

    The United States in German Foreign Policy

    Since it first emerged in 2013 that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), together with the British Government Communication Headquarters, had carried out a massive program of surveillance of German citizens, there has been much talk of a crisis in relations between Germany and the United States. The revelations, which were made by a former...

    The In-Betweeners: The Eastern Partnership Countries and the Russia-West Conflict
    Apr14

    The In-Betweeners: The Eastern Partnership Countries and the Russia-West Conflict

    In the Russia-West conflict, attention is often drawn to Russian President Vladimir Putin, trying to anticipate his next move. As a result, it becomes easy to miss the unlikely winners and drivers of this confrontation. One of the drivers is the domestic politics of the states in-between the European Union and Russia, and one big winner, at least...

    The Great Brexit Kabuki — a Masterclass in Political Theatre
    Apr08

    The Great Brexit Kabuki — a Masterclass in Political Theatre

    Lead actors on both sides are expert in the arts of mask and illusion, writes Andrew Moravcsik. The Brexit debate has become a global spectator sport, which suggests that something very important must be at stake. Yet, unlike issues such as migration, the euro crisis and Ukraine, it lacks real significance: under no circumstances will Britain...

    Why the West Should Care about Nagorno Karabakh and Act
    Apr08

    Why the West Should Care about Nagorno Karabakh and Act

    Transatlantic TakeThe conflict in Ukraine and the massive influx of refugees from the Middle East and beyond have shown that the European Union is only as secure as its neighborhood. As long as the EU is surrounded by so-called “frozen conflicts,” its interests may be compromised. In the region the EU calls its “Eastern neighborhood,” there are...

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