EU: An Expanding Europe, in Decline
Anders Aslund «View Bio

On May 1, the European Union will admit 10 states, eight of them former communist countries. This is a moment to celebrate: In the 12 years since the fall of the Soviet Union, these countries have become fully democratic and are now, to varying degrees, integrated into the West. But it is also a moment of economic concern, Anders Aslund, director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace"s Russian and Eurasian program, writes inThe Washington Post.