Where do the great-power politics end again?
BRUSSELS (RFE/RL) - Much to the EU's surprise, its Eastern Partnership initiative has landed it straight in the middle of great-power politics.
What started in 2003 as an essentially technocratic drive to advance reforms in the post-Soviet space has now become a tug-of-war with Russia over influence in the region -- specifically, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
Read the complete Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty feature by Lobjakas here:
Eastern Partnership - The EU's Accidental Sphere Of Influence