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Has the West Lost Its Grip at Last?

The danger of a Greek exit is that it reveals the fissures long hidden by a great deal of happy talk about a joint European future.

Reflections on Lost Chances: Ukraine and the CIS

Ukraine could have been a symbol of the West’s determination and ability to make its vision of the world a reality. Ukraine today is a symbol of Western impotence and indifference. And the former Soviet Union is watching.

Whither the West: Is Russia the Force That Broke the West?

We asked our scholars to weigh in on the changed situation in Ukraine, and the more geographically Western former Soviet Republics, over the last year and more.

Whither the West: A New Beginning

As we prepare for a re-launch, we will be hosting symposia on several questions, with our scholars — past and present — and some notable personalities weighing in.

Christmas Approaches

Regardless of the reason, as this blessed season comes to a close, we wish you all the best.

Moldova’s Elections Carry Mixed News

There seems to be no real understanding in the West of how the world has changed in a mere twelve months.

How Will Moldova Decide?

Moldova’s political and economic futures can only come to be, no matter the short-term pain, with Europe.

The Customs Union’s Strength is Its Weak Link: Oil Prices Threaten Putin’s Project

Russian economic and military power is heavily dependent on high oil and natural gas prices. Cut the floor beneath those prices and a Communist superpower crumbles, and a revanchist Empire buckles.

These Guns Have Never Been Silent

Winter is coming, and the gas likely will not. Women and children will die of cold when not burned alive. And they will say Ukraine is not at war.

Elections in a World Falling Down

Vladimir Putin merely wants every nation within Moscow’s reach to accept that the center of gravity in their region lies roughly at the doors to the Kremlin.