• Insight by Simon Tilford, 27 June 2014

    The gap between the eurozone’s richer and poorer members is as wide as in 1999 and is growing. Poorer prospective members should take note.

  • Opinion piece by Charles Grant
    New Statesman, 30 April 2014

    Most Belarusians have a somewhat weaker sense of identity than Ukrainians but they feel Belarusian rather than Russian.

  • Opinion piece by Ian Bond
    European Leadership Network, 07 April 2014

    Almost 40 years ago the nations of Europe agreed in the Helsinki Final Act to respect each other’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and choice of political system. By invading Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, President Putin has violated all these principles. This has profoundly destabilising implications for all the countries that lie between Russia and the European Union.

  • Insight by Charles Grant, 03 April 2014

    The annexation of Crimea has made Belarus nervous. It plans to join Russia's Eurasian Economic Union - but also hopes for closer ties to the EU‎.

  • Insight by Ian Bond, 01 April 2014

    In annexing Crimea, Putin has violated a taboo. The West should respond by deterring further adventurism, reinforcing regional security and encouraging change in Russia.

  • Bulletin article by Simon Tilford, 31 March 2014

    The EU finally needs to fulfil its moral obligation to Ukraine: to treat it like any other sovereign country trying to escape Russia's grasp.

  • Opinion piece by Ian Bond
    Voice of America [Russia], 05 March 2014

    Иан Бонд: «Мы не вправе вторгнуться, например, в Зимбабве, поскольку ее англоязычные жители страдают от нарушений прав человека. Это было бы абсурдно! Но я боюсь, что именно эту странную логику используют в России»

    Страны Запада оказывают давление на Россию, чтобы убедить ее уважать суверенитет Украины.

  • Insight by Ian Bond, 28 February 2014

    President Yanukovych has gone but Ukraine's problems have not. Russia and the EU can help; but Ukrainians themselves need to undertake difficult reforms.