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.

How Merkel Can Win the Wrestling Match Against Putin

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.