The Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program’s work seeks to develop a deeper understanding of Europe’s political, security, and economic evolution and its future role in the world; geopolitical developments in the circumpolar Arctic; the implications of Russia’s foreign and defense policies for transatlantic security; and political and economic developments in Russia and Eurasia.
The Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program is also host to the Lillan and Robert D. Stuart Jr. Center in Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies, launched in 2016 in honor of the life and achievements of the late Robert D. Stuart Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to Norway. Research and analysis by the Stuart Center focuses on the changing geopolitical dynamics and trends in Northern Europe and the Arctic. The Center specifically looks at developing a greater understanding of Northern Europe’s political, security, economic, and energy developments with a strong focus on the regional implications of a rapidly changing Arctic; revitalizing NATO’s collective defense and security cooperation role in Northern Europe; and strengthening the Euro-Atlantic partnership as a whole.
The program’s work in recent years has focused heavily on Russian and Chinese influence across Europe, developments in the Western Balkans region, NATO’s forward-looking agenda with a focus on Northern Europe, Russia’s military and political evolution amid serious environmental changes, the transatlantic digital agenda, and post-Brexit dynamics in Europe and for the U.S.-UK defense relationship.
The program has a long track record of engaging in a thoughtful transatlantic dialogue by bringing together top-level policymakers, analysts, and thought leaders from Europe, Eurasia, and the United States. These candid and insightful dialogues have made the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program a leading forum in Washington for the immediate and long-range challenges facing the United States and its European allies.
Rising interest rates make it more expensive for EU member states to borrow. A fiscal union, a reformed EU budget and the issuing of more European debt to finance European public goods could provide a solution.
Commentary by Federico Steinberg — November 13, 2023
Commentary by Sean Monaghan — October 27, 2023
Commentary by Max Bergmann — October 19, 2023
Commentary by Mathieu Droin and Ilke Toygür — October 4, 2023
Report by Maria Snegovaya Michael Kimmage and Jade McGlynn — September 27, 2023
All Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program Content
Macron Extends Olive Branch to Eastern Europe, The European Political Community Summit, and a Conversation with John Christianson
Podcast Episode by Max Bergmann Donatienne Ruy and John Christianson — June 8, 2023
Podcast Episode by Max Bergmann Maria Snegovaya and Federico Steinberg — June 1, 2023
Podcast Episode by H. Andrew Schwartz and Bulent Aliriza — May 31, 2023
Commentary by Mathieu Droin and Ilke Toygür — May 26, 2023
Event — May 25, 2023
Podcast Episode by Max Bergmann Donatienne Ruy and R. Daniel Kelemen — May 25, 2023
Report by Max Bergmann Otto Svendsen and Sissy Martinez — May 25, 2023
Report by Sean Monaghan and John Christianson — May 19, 2023
Podcast Episode by Max Bergmann Maria Snegovaya and Michael Kimmage — May 18, 2023
Event — May 17, 2023