Eastern Europe Archive

Eastern Europe, North America

How Could the United States Benefit from the Reforms in Ukraine?

After Ukraine gained its independence in 1991, the United States sought to establish diplomatic relations with the new nation in order to encourage a...
Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Perspectives, Politics, Security

Why the EU Should Decouple Sanctions Against Russia from the Minsk Agreements

Almost two years have passed since the European Union and a number of other countries introduced, on July 31, 2014, the third and most...
Blog, Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe

How Important Would a Post-Sanctions Russia Be for EU Foreign Trade?

Over the last few months, several European politicians and business leaders have called for a partial or full lifting of the EU’s economic sanctions...
"303 Squadron Pilots" by Eugeniusz Duraczyński. Public domain, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Eastern Europe, Europe, Human Rights, Politics, Reviews, Security

Bad Blood

White Spots—Black Spots: Difficult Matters in Polish-Russian Relations, 1918-2008 confirms, much to the chagrin of its editors, that the countries’ disagreements are quasi-perennial. Every...
Analysis, Eastern Europe, North America, Perspectives, Politics, Western Europe

Information Wars: Ukraine and the West vs. Russia and the Rest

In the media battle between the West and Russia over what really has been going on in Ukraine, round one went to Russia —...
By Mark Fahey, CC BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons
37(2) Winter 2016, Asia, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Education, Europe, Features, Human Rights, Politics

Propaganda and Censorship: Adapting to the Modern Age

The role of propaganda and censorship is not as obvious as it may seem. From the infamous propaganda arm of North Korean government to...
"Map showing NATO expansion," by Kpalion. CC BY-SA 3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Perspectives, Politics, Security

Choosing Sides in Serbia: Neutral or NATO?

Russia’s media are currently in a lather about their nation’s old friend Serbia becoming too chummy with the old adversary NATO. The mystery is:...
Ukrainian and European Union flags fly in Kiev, by Evgeny Feldman via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
37(1) Fall 2015, Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Perspectives, Security

Political Risk Insurance for FDI in Ukraine: How the Eastern European Pivot State Can Be Saved

European misconceptions of the Ukranian-Russian conflict are the result, among others, of a lack of expert knowledge about Ukraine, among the member states of...
Russian President Vladimir Putin at his inauguration in 2012, by Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Asia, Blog, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Politics, Western Europe

The Putinverstehers’ Misconceived Charge of Russophobia: How Western Apology for the Kremlin’s Current Behavior Contradicts Russian National Interests

A frequent rebuttal by apologists of Putin’s policies, in debates on Western approaches to Eastern Europe, is the allegation of Russophobia. Interpreters of contemporary...
The next secretary-general will be faced with the task of heading a huge and very diverse organization, and will need the support of both the Security Council and the General Assembly to lead effectively. By Patrick Gruban. CC BY-SA 2.0, accessed via Flickr.
37(1) Fall 2015, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Politics, World in Review

Doing “the Most Difficult Job in the World”: The UN Secretary-General in the Past, Present and Future

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, but will also be a time of transition for the organization....