Eastern Europe Archive

West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl with East German President Hans Modrow and the mayors of East and West Berlin at the opening of the Brandenburg Gate in December 1989.
11(3) Tenth Anniversary 1989, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Perspectives, Politics, Security, Western Europe

A Challenge for the Future: East-West Relations and Arms Control

This article was originally published in the May 1989 issue of the Harvard International Review. At the end of the 1980s, East-West relations are characterized...
19(1) Winter 1997, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Economics, North America, Perspectives, Politics, Western Europe

A Capital Century: Thoughts on the Triumphant Model

This article first appeared in the Winter 1997 issue of the Harvard International Review. Adam Smith has won his protracted boxing match with Karl...
Africa, Americas, Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Middle East, Perspectives, Politics, South America, Western Europe

Liberalization and Democratization: How the World Can Modernize

This article was originally published in the Summer 1992 issue of the Harvard International Review. During the past twenty years, two great tidal waves...
37(2) Winter 2016, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Politics

Another Forgotten War: The Lack of a Western Response to the Ukrainian Conflict

From accusations that the Kremlin ordered the hacks of the Democratic National Convention servers to condemnations of ruthless Russian airstrikes on rebel-held Aleppo, there...
A Russian tank participates in military exercises in 2013. Photo via kremlin.ru, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Blog, Eastern Europe, Europe, Perspectives, Politics, Security

The Nuclear Fallout of Trump’s Possible Détente with Putin

While the new US administration should be looking for areas of cooperation with Russia where possible, it should do so without compromising the United...
Eastern Europe, Europe, Global Notebook, North America, Politics, Security

NATO’s Baltic Problem: How Populism, Russia, and the Baltic Can Fracture NATO

Over the past few years, a series of internal and external challenges have checked Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bullying of Russia’s neighbors. Western economic...
Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Human Rights, Perspectives, Politics, Security

Negotiating with the Kremlin: Considerations for Future US Policy towards Russia

Michael McFaul is the Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Political Science...
Army Spc. Grant Richardson stands guard duty in a tower at Forward Operating Base Hieder in the Ninewa Province town of Rabi'ah, Iraq, on June 30, 2005. Photo taken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert M. Schalk, U.S. Navy, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, 37(3) Spring 2016, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Features, Middle East, Politics, Security

Adapting to the Evolving Strategic Environment – Applying the Lessons of the Global War on Terror to Future Threats

  A career in the US Army in the last fifteen years has mostly centered on the fight against Violent Extremist Organizations (VEO) in...
A pro-Russian soldier stands next to a tank in Perevalne, Ukraine on March 14, 2014. Photo credit: AP Images.
37(4) Fall 2016, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Perspectives, Security

Russia and the West: Russia’s Recent Assertiveness, Western Response, and What the Future May Hold

In late February 2014, when the Kalashnikov-wielding “little green men” appeared—apparently out of thin air—and started the takeover of government buildings, airports, and other...
A man prepares to vote in elections in Kyiv in 2015. Photo by Sandro Weltin for the Council of Europe. CC BY-ND 2.0.
Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Perspectives, Politics

Ukraine Introduces State Financing for Political Parties: A Promising Reform or Cosmetic Change?

Since the victory of the so-called “Revolution of Dignity” in 2014, Ukraine has been going through an exceptionally complicated transition process. The post-Soviet country...