June 4, 2014

The Disparity Between Poland and Ukraine Is Stark

Neil Buckley, Financial Times

The Associated Press

A tale of two post-Cold War trajectories.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Poland, Eastern Europe


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May 29, 2014
Poland's Warmed-Over Cold Warrior
Andrew Nagorski, The Daily Beast
The death of Poland’s last communist dictator comes 25 years after its first free elections, two events that tell us a lot about the old Cold War and the new one. more ››
The Ukraine crisis has thrust Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski into the limelight as he takes a leading role in formulating Europe's response to Russian aggression. Long a star in Warsaw politics, his stature is now... more ››
May 23, 2014
Is Moldova Putin's Next Target?
Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast
After Sunday’s elections in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin may turn his attention westward toward Moldova, where Russia is sending spies, beaming in propaganda—and threatening economic strangulation. It’s all part of an effort... more ››
May 23, 2014
Watching Ukraine Implode
Tim Judah, New York Review of Books
Every now and then I can hear distant explosions and bursts of gunfire. But most of the time, here in the center of Sloviansk, which since early April has become eastern Ukraine’s separatist stronghold, everything is quiet.... more ››