Latest Former Soviet Union Analysis

Eastern Europe: Where Two Civilizations Collide

Thanks to the patterns of long-term history, we can be certain that the space between Russia and Western Europe is bound to remain a site of conflict and tragedy. Read more…


Why the West Should Pay More Attention to Moldova

The country will likely be Putin's next target in his quest to expand Moscow's influence in Russia's periphery. Read more…

People walk past a monument celebrating the Soviet victory over the German army in Tiraspol, Moldova, in April 2014. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Moldova: The Outsize Significance of a Small Country

Like neighboring Ukraine, Moldova is being torn apart in the conflict between Russia and the West. Read more…