Bruce P. Jackson

Bruce P. Jackson is the founder and President of the Project on Transitional Democracies. The Project is a multi-year endeavour aimed at accelerating the pace of reform in post-1989 democracies and advancing the date for the integration of these democracies into the institutions of the Euro-Atlantic. Jackson has written extensively about the engagement of Russia and Eastern European democracies by the European Union and the United States, on the new geo-economics of Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region, and on the energy security of Europe.



The Twilight of the Post-Soviet Space

Dying Barbarians (Detail of the Grand Ludovisi sarcophagus, Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps, Rome)
The failure of the West after the fall of the Soviet Union was first indifference and then the inflation of our expectations beyond what was politically conceivable for the post-Soviet states, writes the American political adviser and analyst Bruce P. Jackson. What should be the objective of the West is an extended period of limited engagement with the most promising of the post-Soviet states taking place in areas of agreement: trade, security, conflict resolution. This could help to shape new states — possibly even European states — in the post-imperial twilight.
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