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February 5, 2020

Ukraine
Ukraine: Conflict at the Crossroads of Europe and Russia

Ukraine has struggled to forge an independent path, torn between Europe and the United States in the West and its long-standing ties to Russia in the East.

An anti-government protester sits on a monument during clashes with riot police in Kyiv on February 20, 2014.

March 3, 2009

Europe and Eurasia
Eastern European Woes

Many Eastern European countries have a strong need for external financing. Negative current accounts and dangerously high levels of short-term debt are raising fears of financial instability. EU le…

Eastern European Woes

November 27, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
The Iron Curtain and Beyond: Eastern Europe in the Cold War and Today

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum discusses her highly acclaimed book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, and the contemporary implications of Soviet policy in Easter…

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March 5, 2020

Democratic Republic of Congo
Tentative Victory Against Ebola in Eastern Congo

Officials from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the last Ebola patient has been discharged from a hospital in Beni. The patient’s discharge follows two weeks in which no new cases of Ebola have been reported. The current Ebola outbreak in the eastern DRC started in August 2018. Some 3,300 fell ill from the virus, and about two-thirds of those succumbed to it.

Semida Masika, the last patient being treated for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is seen in a sleeveless blue flowery dress, flanked by male health workers and officials, after she was discharged from hospital in Beni, DRC.

November 17, 2015

Saving Middle Eastern Christians

In remarks yesterday from Turkey, President Obama called a refugee policy that singled out Middle Eastern Christians for help "shameful." I don’t agree. Middle Eastern Christians (and other minoriti…

December 9, 2015

Democratic Republic of Congo
Teaching Notes: The Eastern Congo

Teaching Notes for CFR's InfoGuide on The Eastern Congo.

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June 20, 2017

Europe and Eurasia
Cybersecurity and Homeland Threats from Eastern Europe: A Conversation with Michael McCaul

Chairman McCaul discusses his recent bipartisan congressional trip to France, Poland, Estonia, and Ukraine to examine cybersecurity issues, and how the United States can continue to support European …

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July 10, 2018

Europe
Trump Goes to Europe

President Trump goes to Europe this week. Its leaders are bracing for the impact.

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March 13, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
The European Union’s Eastern Partnership

The most recent crisis in Ukraine has invited closer scrutiny of the European Union’s approach to its Eastern neighbors.

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March 22, 2016

Europe and Eurasia
The Troubles of Europe

Experts address the challenges facing the EU today, including an aging population, an influx of refugees, and slow economic growth. Is Europe in the midst of a crisis of democratic governance? Will p…

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