The Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program analyzes key aspects of Europe as both a vital strategic partner and a cornerstone of the global community, with additional research conducted by the International Security Program, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, and more.

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Fico Assassination Attempt, New Dutch Government, and a Conversation with Jude Blanchette

Max and Donatienne discuss the assassination attempt on Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico and the announcement of a new Dutch government, before turning to a conversation with Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, for a conversation about President Xi’s recent trip to Europe and the state of Sino-Russian ties.

Podcast Episode by Max Bergmann, Donatienne Ruy, and Jude Blanchette — May 23, 2024

Spotlight on Crises Crossroads: Ukraine

Photo: OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images

Photo: OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images

What Does Russia’s ‘Partial Mobilization’ Mean?

Putin’s announcement of partial mobilization on September 21 signaled a major escalation of the war. Although the mobilization faces many problems, it might allow the Russians to stretch the war into the winter, when they hope the Europeans, facing hardship, will settle.

Commentary by Mark F. Cancian — September 26, 2022

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Max Bergmann
Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and Stuart Center
Eskil Jakobsen
Stuart Center Visiting Fellow, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program
Sean Monaghan
Visiting Fellow, Europe, Russia and Eurasia Program