Latest Europe Analysis

Washington Returns to a Cold War Strategy

Pre-positioned U.S. military equipment in the Baltic states, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria would provide a deterrent to Russian military moves in those countries.

Central Europe Reacts to the Swiss Franc's Appreciation

The end of the Swiss franc's peg to the euro could have far-reaching effects for countries where foreign-denominated loans are prominent.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd R) listens to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (2nd L) as they take a walk in Sofia on Jan. 15. (RICK WILKING/AFP/Getty Images)

The West Launches a Diplomatic Offensive in Central Europe

A period of economic weakness in Russia is giving Western leaders a chance to strengthen relationships with strategic countries in the European borderlands.