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Cory Welt Archives

Achieving Unity in Ukraine

The agreement reached in Geneva to de-escalate hostilities in Ukraine may or may not succeed, but the best opportunity for lasting peace rests in Kiev’s commitment to inclusive and transparent constitutional reform.

By Cory Welt | Friday, April 18, 2014

Responding to Russia’s Illegal Military Incursion in Ukraine

Russian soldierThe United States has economic and political tools available to respond to Russia’s unprovoked occupation of Crimea.

By Cory Welt and Rudy deLeon | Monday, March 3, 2014

An Opportunity to Resolve the Escalating Crisis in Ukraine

ProtestsThe United States must throw full support behind EU-mediated peace deal and work to ensure its implementation.

By Cory Welt | Friday, February 21, 2014

Ukraine’s Euromaidan: Now Comes the Hard Part

Ukraine protestsRussia’s bailout has emboldened Ukraine’s government. But fresh off a wave of mass protests, the opposition may still mount an effective electoral challenge.

By Cory Welt | Monday, December 23, 2013

What the Snowden Affair Says About U.S.-Russian Relations

article icon Issue Brief Edward Snowden’s stay in the Sheremetyevo airport transit zone in Russia highlights both the promise—and the limitations—of U.S.-Russian security relations.

By Cory Welt | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Turkish-Armenian Normalisation and the Karabakh Conflict

Cory Welt examines Turkish-Armenian relations and proposes a way forward for diplomatic relations that would allow for border opening and the withdrawal of Armenian forces from territory outside Nagorno-Karabakh

By Cory Welt | Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Boston Marathon Attack, the North Caucasus, and U.S.-Russian Relations

ChechnyaWhile it is still unclear whether the terrorist suspects’ Chechen connection is relevant to the attacks, many questions about Chechnya and the North Caucasus insurgency are being raised.

By Cory Welt | Monday, April 22, 2013

Don't Give Up on the U.S.-Russian Reset

Cory Welt and Ivan Kurilla examine the potential for U.S.-Russian cooperation in forming a stronger bilateral relationship, and in tackling regional and global challenges.

By Cory Welt | Friday, March 29, 2013

Cory Welt

Cory Welt is an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Welt is the associate director and research professor of international affairs at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where he co-directs the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia […]

Friday, September 28, 2012

5 Things You Need to Know About Georgian Parliamentary Elections

Bidzina IvanishviliA suddenly competitive race to lead this post-Soviet state on a more stable path toward democracy requires the United States and Europe not to rush to judgment about the outcome.

By Cory Welt | Thursday, September 27, 2012

Human Rights in Georgia

Georgia gay rights protestCAP Adjunct Fellow Cory Welt briefs the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.

By Cory Welt | Thursday, September 13, 2012

Democratization in the Caucasus: Elections in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia

Cory Welt testifies before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission).

By Cory Welt | Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Russia, Trade, and Human Rights

article icon Issue Brief Cory Welt argues that the U.S. Senate should consider U.S.-Russian trade relations and human rights enforcement seriously, separately, and simultaneously.

By Cory Welt | Monday, April 30, 2012

Can the U.S.-Russia ‘Reset’ Survive Russia’s Presidential Election?

Cory Welt looks at how another Vladimir Putin presidency could affect relations between Washington and Moscow.

By Cory Welt | Thursday, March 1, 2012

Don’t Shy Away From Progress on the Russia-Georgia Conflict

Cory Welt says the Obama administration should be highlighting cooperation between the two countries on Russia’s membership agreement for the World Trade Organization.

By Cory Welt | Monday, February 6, 2012