Successful reforms could resonate significantly across the post-Soviet space and into the broader Middle East. Failures risk destabilizing competition and confrontation. And whenever we have ignored the twilight zones of Europe, we have always paid a higher price later.
By Daniel Hamilton, Richard von Weizsdcker Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations. (photo: Lionel Cironneau/AP)