Europe's East & Russia
The European Union’s Eastern Neighborhood faces tremendous challenges emanating from developments in individual Eastern Partnership countries, from Russia’s aggression in the neighborhood to its open challenge of Europe’s post-Cold War security order. GMF experts analyze the developments in the neighboring countries and the destabilizing effects of Russia’s policy toward the region. Given the renaissance of geopolitics in Europe’s East, GMF experts contribute to the discussion on how the EU and the transatlantic partners can define a coherent, unified, and mutually beneficial approach to dealing with Russia. Based on research and convening, and on the experience gained through its long-standing support to civil society in the region, GMF focuses on how to best support transition, democratization, and good governance in the region. GMF pays particular attention to including voices from the region in its policy work and actively engages with political, administrative, economic, and civil society actors.
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Jonathan Katz joined GMF as a senior resident fellow on February 1, 2017. His career has spanned development, defense, and diplomacy, most recently as the deputy assistant administrator in the Europe and Eurasia Bureau at the U.S. Agency for International Development and as a senior advisor at the U.S. State Department.