Russia’s Ambition or Desperation?

Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the Russian Federation has received renewed attention, given its increased presence in Europe. The annexation was a bold statement made by Russia to make a point of increasing their influence over the former Soviet states, such...

CEPA Event Summary: Zapad 2021

On August 5, 2021, the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) hosted a virtual event entitled “Zapad 2021: Implications for Defense & Military Mobility in Europe.”  Zapad, the Russian word for west, is the quadrennial Russian war game played in the...

Nuclear Energy Plans in Poland

For several years, Poland has been developing plans to increase its nuclear power capabilities. Poland is one of Europe’s largest coal producers and is currently dependent on its significant coal reserves for energy production. However, coal production is...

News Digest: Three Seas Initiative

The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) is a European effort to boost economic development and expand transportation and infrastructure between countries from the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas. The 12 countries in support of this initiative are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia,...