The Obama administration has proclaimed its interest in a pivot to the Pacific, but Europe grows more interesting all the time. Governments are falling left and right in response to the European Union (and the Eurozone) effort to impose budget discipline and pull back the countries on the brink.
At the same time, the Eastern European nations are mostly trying to build a future with Europe and away from the old bully in the schoolyard who used to beat them up. If you want to follow what's going in the area Donald Rumsfeld thought of as "New Europe," the Center for the Study of Former Soviet Republics is a good place to dig in.
And it just so happens that Doug Bandow and I are contributing content.