Sunday’s presidential election is a major milestone in Ukraine’s return to normalcy, but the country is not out of the woods yet.
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.
The United States has economic and political tools available to respond to Russia’s unprovoked occupation of Crimea.
The United States must throw full support behind EU-mediated peace deal and work to ensure its implementation.
Russia’s bailout has emboldened Ukraine’s government. But fresh off a wave of mass protests, the opposition may still mount an effective electoral challenge.
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.
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
While 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.
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.
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 […]
A 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.
CAP Adjunct Fellow Cory Welt briefs the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.
Cory Welt testifies before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission).
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.
Cory Welt looks at how another Vladimir Putin presidency could affect relations between Washington and Moscow.