WASHINGTON – The European Union and the United States must continue prioritizing transatlantic unity and coordination in their response to Russia’s assertive foreign policy, a group of scholars from Europe and the United States argue in a new report entitled Russia: A Test for Transatlantic Unity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Russia aims to be a global power, on equal footing with the United States. This is understandable with regard to the self-image of Russia as the successor of the Soviet Union, which was indeed one pole in a bipolar world order — on equal footing with the Unites States. But the ambition is not backed up by corresponding power resources.