Nathan Dabrowski

Nathan Dabrowski is an Eastern Europe Correspondent based in Krakow for an American economic intelligence firm. He is a self-confessed politics junkie and an aspiring freelance journalist.

Time Running Out for Tsipras and Greece

February 17, 2016

Alexis Tsipras must fully commit to Greece’s bailout agreement in both letter and spirit. The popularity of Greece’s radical left-wing Syriza party is on the decline. In January, polls showed that support for Syriza—which struck a power-sharing agreement with the right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) party after romping to victory in January 2015...

Ukraine Struggles to Keep Politics Out of Anti-Corruption Drive

November 19, 2015

In Poroshenko’s Ukraine, politics and justice are often mixed. In the early morning darkness of October 31, Gennady Korban opened his door to find a group of imposing men in black balaclavas staring down at him. A state special investigator emerged from the group with a binder and proceeded to...

Russia Lurks in the Background as Dayton Dies

October 23, 2015

An upcoming referendum threatens the unity of the Dayton Accords on the 20th anniversary. Dayton was “a superb agreement to end a war but a very bad agreement to make a state.” This is how former High Representative to Bosnia Paddy Ashdown described the Dayton Accords that brought peace to Bosnia in 1995....

Europe Should Look Beyond Ukraine’s Short-Term Gas Supply

August 03, 2015

The European Union looks to strengthen Ukraine’s energy security, but Brussels forgets to put its house in order first. On July 15, when the European Commission’s Maros Sefcovic met with representatives of ENGIE, OMV and Europe’s other gas companies, all eyes were on Ukraine. The meeting to discuss the country’s gas supplies...

Guns Are Not the Way Out in Ukraine

March 05, 2015

Providing Ukraine with military support will be a mistake for the West. One year on from the start of the revolutionary Maidan protests in Kiev that led to the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych and the subsequent annexation of Crimea, Ukraine is still between a rock and a hard place....