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EasternFocus #3: 30 Years Later. The Unfinished Revolution

A focus on Central-Eastern Europe, the Black Sea and the Balkans, in a transatlantic key


Bucharest-based English-language quarterly bringing regional voices, ideas and topics to the great debates of today. Shedding light on regional developments. Anchored in democratic values. Delivered straight to the movers' and shakers' inboxes across Europe, America and globally. Connecting people across geographies and thought bubbles.

 

A focus on Central-Eastern Europe, the Black Sea and the Balkans, in a transatlantic key

Bucharest-based English-language quarterly bringing regional voices, ideas and topics to the great debates of today. Shedding light on regional developments. Anchored in democratic values. Delivered straight to the movers’ and shakers’ inboxes across Europe, America and globally. Connecting people across geographies and thought bubbles.

EUROPE still unwhole and unfree

A focus on Central-Eastern Europe, the Black Sea and the Balkans, in a transatlantic key


Bucharest-based English-language quarterly bringing regional voices, ideas and topics to the great debates of today. Shedding light on regional developments. Anchored in democratic values. Delivered straight to the movers' and shakers' inboxes across Europe, America and globally. Connecting people across geographies and thought bubbles.

 

A focus on Central-Eastern Europe, the Black Sea and the Balkans, in a transatlantic key

Bucharest-based English-language quarterly bringing regional voices, ideas and topics to the great debates of today. Shedding light on regional developments. Anchored in democratic values. Delivered straight to the movers’ and shakers’ inboxes across Europe, America and globally. Connecting people across geographies and thought bubbles.

Elections and Malign INTERFERENCE

A focus on Central-Eastern Europe, the Black Sea and the Balkans, in a transatlantic key


Bucharest-based English-language quarterly bringing regional voices, ideas and topics to the great debates of today. Shedding light on regional developments. Anchored in democratic values. Delivered straight to the movers' and shakers' inboxes across Europe, America and globally. Connecting people across geographies and thought bubbles.

 

A focus on Central-Eastern Europe, the Black Sea and the Balkans, in a transatlantic key

Bucharest-based English-language quarterly bringing regional voices, ideas and topics to the great debates of today. Shedding light on regional developments. Anchored in democratic values. Delivered straight to the movers’ and shakers’ inboxes across Europe, America and globally. Connecting people across geographies and thought bubbles.

Where did the West fail in transforming Eastern Europe?

By Barry Gaberman, Merrill Sovner and William Moody | New York

The 1990s ushered in an era of widespread governmental support for liberal democracy and an opportunity to build civil society in countries where there had long been a dearth of public space separate from government control. There was optimism bordering on euphoria and a general belief that liberal democracy was the model of the future. This was an environment in which outside funders saw an opportunity to have an impact and were willing to seize that opportunity, even though their expertise in the region might have been modest in the beginning.