NATO needs Turkey, and Turkey needs NATO.
It will take direct and unified intervention, not tweets and condemnation, if the West is to head off a humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib.
If past is precedent, we won’t be seeing any real ‘consequences’ from the seizure of a Russian tanker by Ukraine.
The Donbass will certainly be up for discussion – but what about the elephant in the room?
It appears as though the Georgian government has tumbled from the tightrope it has long been walking between Russia and the West.
The best path forward for NATO may not lie in expansion, but rather forging new partnerships with other regional organizations.
Moldova could act as a bridge in the East-West conflict. Resolving the Transnistria conflict is a good place to start.
Zac and Nick discuss the surprising yet not-so-surprising result of Ukraine's presidential elections, what it means for relations with Russia, and whether or not there's any life yet in the Minsk II peace process. Recorded on April 27, 2018.
Washington should be careful that sanctions against Russian arms exports don’t impact trade relations with key allies like India.
It’s getting harder to see how the Minsk II accords will ever be implemented. And that might suit the Ukrainian authorities just fine.