What the Failed Coup Means for Turkey’s Foreign Policy

In the late hours of Friday, July 15, as civilians and police battled with elements of Turkey’s army for control of the country, the prospect of a NATO ally slipping into chaos loomed large. Located where the Middle East meets Europe, Turkey is a key partner in confronting the challenge of refugee flows on one hand, and militant jihadi traffic on the other.

Russia Seeks Engagement, But Offers Nothing

Russian authorities now want to reengage with Western capitals and discuss sanctions. But, they are offering no concession to governments that have grown distrustful of Russian words and deeds, and are determined not to let Moscow get away with armed subversion in Ukraine. They want to talk, but do not budge.

How to Trade Aid for Reform in Ukraine

By Chris Miller

The only thing standing between Ukraine and bankruptcy is Western financial support. In exchange for billions of dollars in aid, the West has demanded that Ukraine reform its economy and its political system.

Transatlantic Academy Announces New Fellows Working On “Germany and the United States in the 21st Century”


WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the Transatlantic Academy announced its 2016-17 fellows who will examine and explore “Germany and the United States in the 21st Century” in its ninth fellowship year of rigorous and collaborative academic research.

Speck, Szabo, and Sherr in Carnegie Europe


On June 15, 2016, Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe blog at Carnegie Europe featured responses to the question "Has the West Forgotten Ukraine?" including by Senior Fellow Ulrich Speck, Executive Director Stephen Szabo, and Bosch Fellow James Sherr.

Russia Trying to Fill West’s Void in Serbia

Montenegro may be a tiny country, but its NATO accession is a landmark in the Western Balkans’ tortuously slow integration process into the twin pillars of the political West in Europe – the Atlantic alliance and the European Union. It is NATO’s first enlargement in seven years.