Programs

The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.

Experts

Givi Gigitashvili

Research Assistant for the Caucasus, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Eto Buziashvili

Research Assistant for the Caucasus, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Roman Osadchuk

Research Assistant for Eurasia, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Content

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Secondary sanctions’ implications and the transatlantic relationship

The term secondary sanctions provokes strong reactions from allies and markets. Due to the power of the US dollar, breadth of the US market, and dominance of the US financial system, even the threat of secondary sanctions prompts many non-US companies to change their behavior to avoid the risk of such sanctions. Although this approach has furthered US policies, it has resulted in transatlantic political divergence and enhanced compliance uncertainty among private sector actors.

Issue Brief by Samantha Sultoon & Justine Walker

China Economic Sanctions

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Great Power Competition in Southeast Europe

In the past decade, the United States and the European Union (EU) became more ambivalent about our commitments in the Western Balkans. Moscow and Beijing, sensing an opening, have become more determined in their efforts to gain influence and leverage in the region.

New Atlanticist by Damon Wilson

China Russia
Putin Saudi Arabia

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

He’s serious: Putin offers to sell air defense missiles to Saudi Arabia

While Iran's president and foreign minister laughed at the Russian president's statement, Putin offer should been seen as a serious one.

New Atlanticist by Mark N. Katz

Iran Missile Defense

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Åslund joins Pryamiy kanal to discuss Russian elections and Bolton’s resignation

In the News by Anders Åslund

Elections National Security

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Russia’s intervention in Venezuela: What’s at stake?

Venezuela is suffering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory, Russia has become a key actor that has provided a lifeline of support to Maduro and his cronies. Today, Russia’s efforts to prop up Nicolás Maduro have been a relatively low-cost, but high-reward strategy for Moscow to sow further instability in the United States' own hemisphere.

Report by John E. Herbst and Jason Marczak

Democratic Transitions Economic Sanctions

Sun, Sep 8, 2019

It was worth it

The whole world watched his first steps in this direction today on the tarmac of the Boryspil airport, and this success may give the new president greater confidence as well.

UkraineAlert by Alexander Khrebet

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Sun, Sep 8, 2019

What price did Ukraine pay for prisoner exchange?

The long-awaited return brought tears not only to the eyes of their loved ones but also to many Ukrainians who rooted for their liberation.

UkraineAlert by Iryna Matviyishyn

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Sun, Sep 8, 2019

Q&A: What does Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap mean?

"Putin may hope that Western praise for his 'humanitarian gesture' will reduce the pressure on Moscow to end its undeclared war in the Donbas and place the onus on Zelenskyy to make all of the concessions."

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Danger ahead

Although every Ukrainian understandably wishes a quick end to the war in the Donbas and a lasting settlement of the conflict, Ukraine is strongly advised to approach any Minsk Summit with the greatest care.

UkraineAlert by Willem Aldershoff

European Union International Norms

Tue, Aug 27, 2019

G7 leaders: the Kremlin is setting a trap. Don’t fall for it

The Kremlin counts on using this goodwill to lead us into a trap of fatal mistakes.

UkraineAlert by Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Conflict International Norms