Articles by William Courtney



Eurasia Facing Tough Choices for the Future

Eurasia, poised between Europe and Asia, is at a crossroads. Russia's new "turn to the East," the launch of the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union, and China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative to fund energy and transport infrastructure are reshaping regional dynamics.

The EU and Europe's East

Strengthened EU economic ties will enhance freedom of maneuver in the East, making it harder for Russia to exploit its energy monopoly.

The Hard Nuclear Threats

Support from the West and political liberalization helped convince Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus to give up their nuclear arms.