Europe's East

Moldova to Choose the Starting Point

By Oleg Gorbunov

A Referendum (Presidential elections – people’s or Parliamentary voting) and pre-term Parliamentary elections are planned for the autumn of 2010 in Moldova. They should either prolong or solve political crisis which began after the Parliamentary elections in April of 2009. READ MORE

«I Am Confident that the EU Will Overcome Enlargement Fatigue»

Ukraine deserves to be a member of the European Union. READ MORE

Poland keeps Eastern policy running

By Andrew Slov

Sikorski  tour to Caucasus

Ukraine between the European and Customs Unions: What Will Be the Choice?

By Oleg Gorbunov

The enhanced Eastern vector of Ukrainian policy yet more likely misleads, rather then gives a direct reply – where does Ukraine go? READ MORE

Armenian, Polish Foreign Ministers satisfied with the dynamics of development of partnership

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan met  with his Polish counterpart Radoslaw Sikorski who is paying an official visit to Armenia upon the invitation of E. Nalbandyan. The meeting launched in face-to-face format and continued with the participation of delegations, MFA reported. READ MORE

Are Tbilisi and Baku good friends?

Relations between republics of South Caucasus play an important geopolitical role for Russia given that this near-border region is ethnically close to citizens of Russia's south and is highly integrated into Russia's economy. On one hand, establishment of new states in the territory of Soviet republics drastically changed relations between them making it possible for the West to set up a base to put pressure on Russia's south. We considered Georgian-Turkish relations and it is much more important how Georgia and Azerbaijan, two close neighbors, communicate. READ MORE

Yanukovych meeting European Council President

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych conducted a meeting with the President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy, presidential press office informed. READ MORE

The Global and regional actors in the South Caucasus

By Dr. Stepan Grigoryan

The Armenian elite’s way of thinking and Armenia’s foreign policy have been influenced by the history of the Armenian people, particularly the tragic events of 1915, when near 1.5 million Armenians were exterminated in the Ottoman Empire and a million people were spread all over the world, forming the Diaspora. READ MORE

Armenia must sign Madrid principles

Armenia should officially agree to the statement made by the Presidents of the co-chair countries in Canada on June 26, the political scientist Stepan Grigoryan told reporters on July 8. READ MORE

Initial Outcomes Of President Yanukovych’s Foreign Policy:Results Of Expert Poll By The Institute Of World Policy

Alyona Getmanchuk, director of the Institute of World Politicy, and Sergiy Solodkyy, deputy director of IWP has held a public presentation of expert poll about the first outcomes of president Viktor Yanukovych’s foreign policy. Among the participants: Zbigniew Brzezinski (USA), James Sherr (UK), Steven Pifer (USA), Philippe Moreau Defages (France), and Marcin Wojciechowski (Poland), etc. Nearly 30 professionals were involved for the study. READ MORE