Latest Former Soviet Union Analysis

Azerbaijan Reconsiders Its Foreign Ties

Recent diplomatic moves indicate that Baku could be moving into Moscow's orbit. Read more…

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk hold a joint press conference during a European Council summit in Brussels on March 20. (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

With Ukraine in Crisis, EU Courts Russia's Periphery

Although it will see few concrete outcomes, the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga will showcase the status of nations along the former Soviet periphery as they try to balance between Russia and the West. Read more…

Russia Nervously Eyes the U.S.-Iran Deal

The diminishing animosity between Washington and Tehran will weaken Russia's influence over energy supplies in Europe and Moscow's political clout in the Middle East. Read more…