Carnegie has a new series of commentaries out about the stagnation in EU-Russian relations, covering security policy (by Dmitri Trenin), economics (Sergei Aleksashenko), energy (Adnan Vatansever) and integration (yours truly). The whole package is available here. (И по-русски тоже!)
If there’s a key thought, it’s this:
The kind of integration that is potentially of interest to Russian leaders is of little or no interest to Europe, and vice versa. Russia will, nonetheless, probably extract much of the technology that it wants from European companies seeking to make a profit. The question remains, will Europe get what it wants, in terms of long-term institutional change?