Economic Challenges Bedevil Eastern Europe

Economic turmoil throughout Europe is having an impact on the east. This could make 2012 an even more challenging year for all of Europe as it continues to struggle to contain the economic and political ramifications of the Euro crisis.

China Enters Eastern Europe: Advantages for All

The prospect of greater Chinese economic involvement in the former Soviet sphere is win-win all-around. It will promote economic development and it will offer an alternative to Russian money, constraining Moscow’s influence.