May 31, 2016
The Center on Global Interests’ second annual Rising Experts Program reflected on the theme of “Eurasia, Eastern Europe, and Russia at 25.” CGI brought together 17 distinguished young professionals and graduate students in the Washington area to examine the challenges facing this critical region a quarter century after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Participants met monthly with regional experts to engage on numerous topics – from transatlantic security to Russia’s domestic economic situation.
The essays presented in this volume attest to the diversity of themes covered by this year’s group, as well as the promise of tomorrow’s foreign policy leaders.
The current Euro-Atlantic security system provides security for the included, but undermines the security of the excluded.
By: Valeria Bondareva
The upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw is an ideal entry point for the United States to actively engage Poland on PiS’s undemocratic reforms.
By: Nina Jankowicz
The goal of U.S. public diplomacy should be to establish the United States as a more credible, truthful, and honest broker of information than Russia.
By: Sean Keeley
Though its Central Asian ambitions failed to live up to their original promise, Turkey has positioned itself as an important player in the region.
By: Allen Park
Kazakhstan must continue its multi-vector policy by deepening its non-Russian relationships, while shifting its focus to internal challenges.
By: Joshua Noonan
The death of airline Transaero is an unfortunate microcosm of everything wrong with Russia’s business climate.
By: Aaron Schwartzbaum