About: Minsk agreement

Europe's East 23-12-2016

Ukraine’s rising Euroscepticism

Ukraine’s pivot towards the West has barely begun, yet Euroscepticism could already set in, writes Borja Lasheras.

Global Europe 15-06-2016

President Juncker’s misguided trip to Russia

The visit of Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker o St. Petersburg will not promote the general interest of the Union prescribed by the EU Treaty, writes Hrant Kostanyan.

Europe's East 06-05-2016

Why Ukraine’s NATO membership is not in America’s interests

It is time for Washington to make clear that Ukrainian accession to NATO is not on the table, writes Josh Cohen.

Europe's East 22-03-2016

For Ukraine, EU sanctions on Russia hang in the balance

Ukraine needs the West more than the West needs Ukraine, and the government is in no position to pressure the European Union. Writes Stratfor, the Global Intelligence company.

A Ukrainian border post is seen through bullet holes in a truck's windscreen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, 3 June. Photo: Reuters
Europe's East 11-02-2016

In Ukraine’s conflict, rumours of compromise grow

The United States and Russia may be moving closer to an understanding on the conflict in Ukraine, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.

Enlargement 19-01-2016

How the US can get Russia and Turkey to talk

With the Iran nuclear deal now in force, the United States can devote its energies to its next big regional challenge: dealing a crippling blow to Islamic State. The geopolitical strategy to move toward this goal is more circuitous than one might think, contends Stratfor, the global intelligence company.

A Ukrainian border post is seen through bullet holes in a truck's windscreen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, 3 June. Photo: Reuters
Europe's East 15-10-2015

For Ukraine, a Grand Bargain is still elusive

The obstacles to a ‘grand bargain’ on Ukraine are many, and one is the interpretation of the Minsk protocols, as there is no clear definition of what the "special status" which should be given to the separatist territories actually is, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.

The autumn of our discontent?

EU policy makers will have to hold their nerve in this autumn’s intense and challenging legislative period, writes Jan Techau. 

Europe's East 23-07-2015

Ukraine’s road to reform

The EU must support Ukraine’s efforts at political and economic reform and help the country on its way to prosperity, argue David Lidington and Konrad Pawlik. 

Michael Emerson
Europe's East 17-02-2015

Is there reason to hope for Minsk II?

The last Minsk agreement on eastern Ukraine failed to bring peace. The latest looks similar — but the context has changed, writes Michael Emerson.