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A view of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. Ludovic Marin/AFP

War in Ukraine: has the time for EU enlargement arrived?

The war in Ukraine has added new momentum to the argument of expanding the EU eastward. However, institutional and political obstacles to making this dream reality abound.
A demonstrator holds a pro-Ukraine sign during a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Almaty, Kazakhstan — a former Soviet republic that has largely stayed neutral during the conflict — in March 2022. (AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov)

3 ways Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine is affecting the former Soviet region

The war in Ukraine is a seismic event. A weakened Russia will try to take advantage of a poorer, more divided and less secure post-Soviet region.
Ukraine destroyed a railway, shown on April 2, 2022, to prevent passage from Transnistria to Ukraine. Andrea Mancini/NurPhoto via Getty Images

4 things to know about Moldova and Transnistria – and why Russia’s war may spread beyond Ukraine to reach them soon

Military tensions and political concern are heating up in Transnistria, a breakaway state of Moldova that borders Ukraine. An Eastern European expert answers four key questions about this region.
Kerry and Lavrov keep talking. EPA/Martial Trezzini

Can the US and Russia talk their way out of crisis in Ukraine?

Talks between US secretary of state John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Paris, followed after a week of high-level diplomacy, including a phone call between presidents Obama and Putin…

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