After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, governments in the former Soviet Union were immediately forced to deal with difficult geopolitical realities. In this report for the ELN, YGLN member Daniel Shapiro uses quantitative and qualitative analysis to show there is increased heterogeneity in geopolitical positioning among post-Soviet states and offers key lessons from this for Western policymakers.
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Network reflections: How should NATO interpret and respond to the recent crisis on Ukraine’s border?
Ahead of the NATO Summit, five members of the ELN’s senior network share their views and analysis
The EU’s eastern neighbourhood demands a coherent approach. The Eastern Partnership fails to deliver.
The next phase of the EU’s Eastern Partnership will be launched this week. The approach set out so far fails to deliver – at this week’s summit, leaders should address the gaps.
Former Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Georgia, Tedo Japaridze, writes that Georgia is no longer willing to be defined in “post terms,” as “post-Soviet”, or reduced to a dependent variable on Euro-Western relations; that 2019 will be the year Georgia shapes its own growth.
Following the close naval encounter and near collision of US and Russian ships in the East China Sea last week, the ELN resurfaces its work on the escalatory potential of under-regulated military encounters.
Denitsa Raynova argues that the Alliance risks facing disillusioned partner countries in the Black Sea region unless it changes its rhetoric and policy towards Georgia and Ukraine.