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Wed, Nov 21, 2018

Beyond borderlands: ensuring the sovereignty of all nations of Eastern Europe

Territories between great powers—borderlands—have always been areas of strife. So it is with the countries caught between Russia and the West, those that were once part of the Soviet Union or firmly within its sphere of influence.

Report by John Herbst

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Ukrainian Election Task Force—exposing foreign interference in Ukraine’s election

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s persistent efforts to influence the domestic politics of his neighbors and countries well beyond Russia’s borders have posed enormous challenges in Europe and across the Atlantic. More than any other country, Ukraine has been the unwanted recipient of Moscow’s attention, particularly during the past five years. The Kremlin has sought to […]

Issue Brief by Ukrainian Election Task Force

Conflict Cybersecurity

Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Democracy in the crosshairs: how political money laundering threatens the democratic process

International political dark money is a crucial, but little-understood, part of a toolkit of techniques that have been used, with accelerating intensity, to influence major liberal democracies and transition states over the last decade.

Report by Neil Barnett and Alastair Sloan

Corruption Elections

Fri, Sep 14, 2018

A strategy for Moldova

The Republic of Moldova, a sliver of land bordering the European Union (EU) and NATO’s eastern edge, finds itself at a critical crossroads twenty-seven years after gaining independence from the Soviet Union.

Report by Anders Åslund and Timothy Fairbank

Corruption Defense Policy

Mon, Aug 27, 2018

More than a frozen conflict: Russian foreign policy toward Moldova

Recent Russian policy documents, such as the Foreign Policy Concepts released in 2016, all identify the post-Soviet space as one of Moscow’s top priorities. Moldova does not top of the list in this region, but it is far more significant for Russian policy makers than most Western interlocutors realize.

Report by William H. Hill

Defense Policy Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Aug 15, 2018

In the EU’s eastern partnership, western dissension opens doors for Putin

While the West continues to support efforts to democratize the countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), shifting international trends threaten to slow the momentum.

Issue Brief by Denis Cenusa

Eastern Europe International Norms

Tue, Jul 31, 2018

How the United States can combat Russia’s kleptocracy

Over the past eighteen years, Vladimir Putin has perfected a peculiar style of rule in Moscow. Once in office, his associates enriched themselves by looting state resources and seizing vulnerable private resources.

Issue Brief by Anders Åslund

Corruption Russia

Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Russia’s interference in the US judiciary

Under President Vladimir Putin, lawlessness has taken over the Russian state, including its law enforcement branch. The US justice system needs to address this exploitation of the US judiciary for nefarious purposes and act decisively to safeguard US democratic institutions.

Report by Anders Åslund

Corruption Economic Sanctions

Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Improving the Western strategy to combat Kremlin propaganda and disinformation

Since Putin’s annexation of Crimea and military aggression in Donbas—and especially since the 2016 US presidential election—the spread of Kremlin propaganda and disinformation has become a dominant subject of discussion and debate in the West. Academic research, investigative journalism, government inquiries, and NGO activities have drawn back the curtain on the Kremlin’s efforts to meddle […]

Issue Brief by Anton Barbashin

Central Europe Disinformation

Wed, May 9, 2018

Georgia’s path westward

Georgia has overcome many challenges and now stands as a striking example of a reforming and Western-oriented country transcending the limitations of decades of Soviet rule.

Report by William Courtney, Daniel Fried, and Kenneth Yalowitz

Conflict Defense Policy

The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.