In his American Interest article "Stand Up or Sit Down" CEPA Senior Fellow Jakub J. Grygiel argues that Russia’s brazenness arises not from its own successful internal reforms or a dramatic military modernization or some sort of social (or demographic) rejuvenation. Instead, from its assessment of Western—European and American—weakness, decadence and division.
CEPA President A. Wess Mitchell spoke with Small Wars Journal about the situation in Crimea.
CEPA Senior Fellow Andrew A. Michta provides Polish perspective on Ukraine for the Public Radio International (PRI).
CEPA President A. Wess Mitchell analyzes the strategy behind Russia’s sudden occupation of Ukrainian territory.
CEPA's Keith Smith spoke with World Politics Review on how Russia's leverage over European energy markets has diminished in the past five years as a result of America's shale gas "revolution" and the European Union's 'Third Energy Package.'
CEPA Senior Fellow Andrew A. Michta discusses the situation in Ukraine with The Loopcast.
In his American Interest article “When Missile Defense is About More Than Missiles,” CEPA Senior Fellow Andrew A. Michta argues that while U.S. and NATO missile defense plans are of crucial importance for countering the growing threat posed by the proliferation of missile technologies, they also carry a larger significance. He contends that with the American military presence shrinking, U.S. involvement in missile defense plans represent a lynchpin the in Transatlantic alliance and will be central to the future of NATO. Michta also notes that in the end, the outcome of the missile defense debate will reflect and shape the U.S.-Russian relationship.
CEPA’s Robert Kron in the Washington Times on U.S.-French cooperation in ending the ongoing Syrian civil war in the face of Russian opposition.
In his American Interest article “Countering Putin’s Push,” CEPA Senior Fellow Andrew A. Michta argues that the crisis in Ukraine is a transformative moment, the outcome of which will carry direct consequences for the security of the Central European region. He contends that under closer scrutiny, the events reveal a geopolitical test of Russia’s ability to shape its immediate security environment through direct economic and political pressure in full view of the transatlantic community. Michta concludes by noting that the while the window for action in Ukraine is closing, clear engagement by the United States in close cooperation with its European allies could still tip the balance.
In the latest edition of Aspen Review Central Europe, CEPA President A. Wess Mitchell examines how the combined effects of economic austerity, strategic rebalancing and European renationalization are eroding America’s essential strategic role in Central Europe. “The 25th anniversary of Communism’s end,” Mitchell argues, “offers an opportunity for America to renew its strategic bargain with Central Europe for the 21st Century.”