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The East/West Divide in the EU: A Useful Paradigm?
Dr. Tsveta Petrova, faculty at the European Institute at Columbia University, discusses the much debated East/West divide in the European Union (EU) with Elizabeth Zolotukhina, Head of the North America Program at the Centre for Geopolitics and Security in Realism Studies (CGSRS). The interview is particularly timely in light of the EU’s recent invocation of Article 7 against Poland. Broadly, the Union has alleged that Warsaw has not adopted shared EU norms such as independence of the judiciary and the rule of law. Also touched upon is the Union’s refrain that its Eastern members are not committed to equitable burden sharing in the resolution of the migrant crisis.
Dr. Petrova earned a bachelor's degree and a doctorate in political science from Cornell University. She has held post-doctoral fellowships at the Davis Center at Harvard University, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. Dr