- Critical QuestionsJun 3, 2010
On May 31, Israeli commandos raided the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara in international waters resulting in the death of at least nine passengers and the temporary detention of several hundred others who were seeking to break Israel’s blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza. The raid and its aftermath seriously threaten Israeli-Turkish relations, complicate U.S.
- ReportBy William SullivanJun 3, 2010
Commentary on the business environment in Bulgaria must begin with a discussion of corruption. For the bulk of Bulgaria’s short post-communist history since 1989, corruption has been an important defining context of doing business in the country.
- ReportMay 18, 2010
An in-depth understanding of the supply and demand sides of the European defense market and the regulatory framework that governs it is critical to assessing broader European defense policies and capabilities.
- Critical QuestionsBy Heather A. Conley, Manuel Lafont RapnouilMay 5, 2010
Q1: What is happening on May 6 in the UK?
- Critical QuestionsMay 4, 2010
Britain holds parliamentary elections this Thursday (May 6) that are widely viewed as the closest in the country’s recent history.
- Critical QuestionsBy Heather A. Conley, Manuel Lafont RapnouilApr 27, 2010
Q1: Why is Jerzy Buzek, president of the European Parliament and former Polish prime minister, visiting Washington?
- ReportBy Heather A. Conley, Jamie KrautApr 27, 2010
During the height of the Cold War, the Arctic region was considered a geostrategic and geopolitical playground for the United States and the Soviet Union, as strategic bombers and nuclear submarines crossed over and raced below the polar cap. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the region diminished in strategic importance to the United States. Now, 20 years later, senior U.S.
- ReportBy Keith C. SmithApr 7, 2010
The energy security challenges that for the past two decades have confronted the countries of Central and Southeastern Europe (CSEE) continued into 2010. The European Union still lacks an effective common energy policy or even a common energy market. The divisions between the interests of the older and newer EU members persist.
- CommentaryApr 5, 2010
One year ago, President Obama made his very first (there were five more to come) yet historic visit to Europe as the new American president.
- TWQ: Reforming the Euro-Atlantic Security Architecture: An Opportunity for U.S. Leadership - Spring 2010JournalApr 1, 2010
For the past year and a half, President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia has been pressing the United States and its European allies to open negotiations on a treaty establishing a new Euro-Atlantic security architecture. After enunciating a series of broad aims in mid-2008, the Russian leadership did not initially provide much detail about its idea for a new security agreement.