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East-West Coffee Shop: Belarus

In the first episode of the East-West Coffee Shop podcast, European Leadership Network (ELN) Policy Fellow Ben Challis sits down with Yauheni Preiherman and Katia Glod to discuss the developing situation in Belarus following the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been described as the last dictator in Europe.

23 September 2020 | Ben Challis, Yauheni Preiherman and Katia Glod
YGLN|Baltics|Belarus|Eastern Europe|Eastern Partnership|Russia-West Relations|YGLN
Policy brief

Belarus beyond 2020: Implications for Russia and the West

As Belarus heads into its most turbulent elections in decades on 9th August, Ben Challis warns that there is an urgent need to avoid a dangerous competition for influence there between Russia and the West.

3 August 2020 | Ben Challis
Euro-Atlantic Security|Baltics|Belarus|Eastern Europe|Eastern Partnership|NATO|Russia-West Relations
Commentary

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.

17 June 2020 | Ben Challis
Euro-Atlantic Security|Armenia|Belarus|Black Sea|Central Asia|Diplomacy|Eastern Europe|Eastern Partnership|EU|Eurasian Economic Union|Europe|European Neighbourhood Policy|Foreign policy|Governance|Moldova|Russia-West Relations|Ukraine
Commentary

Georgia Needs an Incremental Euroatlantic Strategy

Tedo Japaridze argues that despite the modest outcome of the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, there is still a need for Georgia to continue with its reforms. Only by continuing with westernisation can Georgia ever hope to be accepted as a European state.

3 June 2015 | Tedo Japaridze
Euro-Atlantic Security|Eastern Europe|Eastern Partnership|EU|European Neighbourhood Policy|Georgia|NATO
Commentary

“Sick” Eastern Partnership needs a comprehensive treatment

Denis Cenusa highlights that the EaP in Moldova is facing a crisis of legitimacy, highlighted by a decline in public support and a rise in support for rival projects. In response the EaP must more visibly showcase its benfits to the Moldovan people as well as adapting to modern realities.

20 May 2015 | Denis Cenusa
Euro-Atlantic Security|Eastern Europe|Eastern Partnership|EU|European Neighbourhood Policy