Ukraine’s election: What next?

By Kateryna Pishchikova

Few elections in the former Soviet space have received as much attention as the early parliamentary election in Ukraine on Sunday. As the vote count continues, a number of important results can already be discerned.

Sabre rattling in the Eastern Mediterranean

By Sir Michael Leigh

While the world’s attention is focused on the conflict between fighters from the Islamic State and Kurds on the Turkish-Syrian border, a terrorist attack in Ottawa, and the Ebola outbreak, the eastern Mediterranean is going through a more low-key but worrying bout of energy-fuelled tensions.

TTIP: The View from Germany

By Thomas Straubhaar

No doubt, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has lost momentum. On both sides of the Atlantic, negotiations on the U.S.-EU trade pact started with optimism. Now, pessimists have the upper hand. They concentrate on the risks rather than the opportunities of TTIP. This is especially true with regard to Germany. The U.S.

The Post-Western World: Is There a Future for the Liberal Order?


On October 2, 2014 The Transatlantic Academy participated in a workshop held at the the Blinken European Institute at Columbia University in New York City. The event featured a presentation by May-Britt Stumbaum, Free University of Berlin, and a panel discussion with Sir Michael Leigh, TA Senior Fellow, and Christina Lin and Kateryna Pishchikova, both former TA Fellows.

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Why Is Turkey Increasing Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean?

On September 23, the drill ship SAIPEM 10000 — built in South Korea at the cost of $250 million and flying the flag of the Bahamas — arrived in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Cyprus to begin exploring for gas under a license awarded to an Italian-South Korean consortium, ENI-KOGAS.