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Deep Corruption in Ukraine - Kyiv Post

When political conflicts break out among the high and mighty, the public wants a simple explanation: Who is the good guy and who is the bad guy?...

Will the West Let Ukraine Die? - Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

Ukrainian leaders, who see themselves fighting in defense of Western democracy against Putin’s imperialist autocracy, increasingly express bewilderment at their inability to ...

Shared Sacrifice - Kyiv Post

The war is not going well and yet too many Ukrainians are part of the fiction that this is an anti-terrorist operation that someone else should fight and fund. Wishing won’t ...

Found: Russian Military Base Inside Ukraine - Pierre Voux, Dly Beast

Aerial footage finds smoking-gun evidence of Russian army involvement in the conflict. More war is inevitable....

Why the World Is Back in Love With the US - Spalding & Lowther, Diplomat

Allies and partners are looking to the United States in ways not seen since the Cold War....

NATO Boss: Putin's Not Done in Ukraine - Stewart & Croft, Reuters

BRUSSELS—The top military officer for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said he sees evidence that Russia is building an effective supply system to strengthen its ability to...

Most Recent Articles

U.S., Ukraine Lack Partnership - Alexander Motyl, World Affairs Journal

Matthew Rojansky, director of Washington’s prestigious Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Thomas E. Graham, former senior director for ...

The IMF Bows to Putin on Ukraine - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

Russia appears to have found an unlikely ally in the International Monetary Fund....

Putin Creates a United Ukraine - Economist

The longer the war drags on, the more entrenched opinion becomes. Olexander Scherba, a Ukrainian diplomat, eschewed the Maidan protests, calling himself “a Eurosceptic and Russop...

Singing Soviet War Songs in Ukraine - Oliver Carroll, Daily Beast

What it’s like to spend a night in a Ukrainian rebel hospital, complete with Soviet anthems, nervous nurses, and maimed pro-Russian fighters....

Rebelling Against the Rebels: Eastern Ukraine Is Fed Up - Nemtsova, DB

Exhausted by war and rising poverty, demonstrators demand to know why it continues....

Is Ukraine European at Last? - Eugene Chausovsky, Stratfor

For the first two decades after its post-Soviet independence, Ukraine's government constantly swung back and forth between supporting Russia and supporting the West. These swings w...

Ukraine's Corruption Coddlers - Kyiv Post

The case of the mysteriously missing member of parliament Serhiy Klyuyev has exposed the hard truth that President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk either have...

A Poisoned Chalice for Kiev - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

A top International Monetary Fund official is offering Ukraine a generous gift: continued loans, even if it stops paying private creditors. It is, however, a trap of sorts. Accepti...

Putin's Warlords Slip Out of Control - Adrian Karatnycky, New York Times

In waging a clandestine war in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has made a bargain with the devil. He has farmed out much of the fighting to warlords, mercenaries and criminals, par...

How Many Neo-Nazis Fight for Ukraine? - Cathcart & Epstein, Daily Beast

Not all the members of the Ukrainian ultranationalist militias the U.S. is training have SS tattoos, and not all espouse fascism. But enough do to be worrisome....

Canada's Continuing Commitment to Ukraine - National Post

Few Canadian prime ministers have ever spoken of a fellow leader in the terms Stephen Harper reserves for Russian President Vladimir Putin. In referring to the Russian autocrat, Ha...

Ukraine Gambles on a Georgian Politician - Josh Cohen, Moscow Times

Saakashvili is a polarizing figure. He is under criminal indictment in Georgia, accused of abusing his power and using excessive force against demonstrators during his tenure as Ge...

Another Ukraine Cease-Fire Dissolves - Japan Times

One indication of the perilous state of the ceasefire that is supposed to prevent all-out war between the Ukraine government and separatist rebels was the announcement last weekend...

Russian TV's Bloody Ukraine Coverage - Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast

The daily diet of the Kremlin’s ‘weaponized propaganda’ is not all lies—and it’s heating up Russians’ outrage over the war in Ukraine and the We...

Find Happiness - Kyiv Post

The worst thing about growing older - something all of us are doing - is the people one loses along the way. Another harsh realization for many of us, as time goes by, is that some...

Putin Wants a Dysfunctional Ukraine. He's Got It - Roger Cohen, NYT

It was not a surprise that President Vladimir Putin of Russia came out in strong support of FIFA against the “blatant attempt” of the United States “to extend its...

Ukraine's Next Big Battleground - John Cloud, The National Interest

The Economist in its May 23 edition has reminded us of a tremendous advantage that we have in Ukraine: the strength of free-market economics. Clearly, the argument the ma...

Russia Celebrates Ukraine's War - Samuel Bendett, RealClearWorld

Russian authorities and the media are highlighting their view that the war in Donetsk had nothing to do with Moscow, but was a reaction to events in Kiev in early 2014: "This armed...

Can Georgia's Former Pres Rescue Ukraine? - L Bershidsky, Bloom-View

Just eight months ago, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili languished in Brooklyn, "plotting a triumphant return" to his homeland, according to the New York Times. As of ...

Bleeding Ukraine Slowly - Kyiv Post

The longer it drags on, the more Russia’s 14-month-old war against Ukraine is taking both nations down with it. Neither seems to want the contested areas of the Donbas any lo...

Help the People Putin Fears Most: His Own - Kaj Leers, RealClearWorld

So Putin shows the world what he fears most. The next question is how to play on that fear. Instead of simply accepting that there's nothing that can be done, Putin's adversaries s...

Germany's Destiny: The Well-Meaning Hegemon - AJ Motyl, WA Journal

Nothing could be more unlike the Russo-Ukrainian war in the Donbas than Munich’s remarkably well-ordered condition. The desperate desire of Germans to look away from the deat...

Russia Hiding (or Burning) the Bodies in Ukraine - J. Rogin, Bloomberg

Russia is so desperate to hide its military involvement in Ukraine that it has brought in mobile crematoriums to destroy the bodies of its war dead, say U.S. lawmakers who traveled...

The West's Failure of Nerve - Stephen Blank, Atlantic Council

Poland and the Baltic states intend to ask NATO to station a battalion or even larger units on their territory. The Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—want a brigade ...

The EU's Cynical Dismissals of Eastern Hopes - L. Bershidsky, Bloom-View

After two days, the Eastern Partnership summit that ended in Riga on Friday yielded a 13-page declaration and one insight: The European Union doesn't have much to offer to the six ...

Europe Stays the Course in the East - Carl Bildt, Project Syndicate

While the EU’s vision of “wider Europe” relies on soft power, economic integration, and long-term institution building, Putin’s “wider Russia” p...

Kerry Helped Free U.S. 'Spies' in Ukraine - Rogin & Lake, Bloomberg View

When Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this month was planning the first high-level talks between Washington and Moscow in years, he faced a problem: Two American aid workers w...

Ukraine's Reckless Lenders Should Pay a Cost - Kyiv Post

Instead of governing responsibly to improve living standards for all Ukrainians, the disgraced former President Viktor Yanukovych borrowed heavily to keep Ukraine’s finances ...

Putin Tries to Freeze-Frame Ukraine - L Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

We hadn't heard much from the separatists in eastern Ukraine lately, but this week they put forward proposals for the long-term status of those regions. These are mainly in line wi...

A Neverending Crisis Hits Russia - Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes

Former Russian prime minister Evgeny Primakov warned that, if Vladimir Putin continues his Ukraine policies, Russia will become a pariah third-world petro state. The fundamentals o...

Did Putin and Kerry Really Have Anything to Discuss? - J. Keating, Slate

So what exactly do the U.S. and Russia have to talk about? A State Department official downplayed expectations for the trip by describing it as an effort to “keep these lines...

My Ukraine - Chrystia Freeland, Brookings

A personal reflection on a nation's dream of independence and the nightmare Vladimir Putin has visited upon it....

Ukraine Needs Money More Than Sympathy - M. Adomanis, Moscow Times

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's recent video address to a Ukrainian donor conference was a handy illustration of the huge disconnect between Western words and deeds. Ukraine, Biden...

Little Evidence of Progress in Ukraine Crisis - Matthew Lee, AP

Despite a cordial atmosphere, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meetings Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister produced little evidence of...

Has Putin Played All His Cards in Ukraine? - V. Frolov, Moscow Times

The Kremlin is desperately seeking Western help, even calling upon U.S. President Obama to join the Normandy format, to pressure Kiev to reintegrate the separatist republics into a...

An Interview With Donetsk's Rebel Leader - Christian Neef, Der Spiegel

The meeting takes place in an inconspicuous building on a commercial street in downtown Donetsk. There is no sign to indicate who resides behind the door where guards armed with au...

Putin Needs Neither War Nor Peace - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

Russia's toxicity for investors is suddenly so 2014. Western money is returning to Moscow's equity and bond markets, and private Russian companies are again able to borrow, albeit ...

Central Europe and Russia: It's Complicated - Ivan Krastev, NY Times

Has Moscow succeeded in splitting Central Europe into pro-Russian and anti-Russian camps? And can the European Union’s current consensus on Russia — and the Union itself — su...

Ukraine and Russia Could Help Decide Next U.S Pres - Kyiv Post

Ukraine and Russia could end up playing starring roles in deciding who will be the next president of the United States. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party front-runner and forme...

Russia, China, and the Strength of Revisionism - Thomas Wright, TNI

It was relatively easy to oppose a return to spheres of influence when no other major power was actively trying to reconstitute it....

U.S. Boots Hit the Ground in Lviv - Jeffrey Mankoff, CSIS

Around 300 U.S. troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv last week to begin training Ukrainian National Guard forces. Part of what is be...

An Unlikely Winner in the Ukraine-Gazprom Row - Stakhovsky, Oil Price

With the help of Ukrainian tycoon Dmitry Firtash, Turkmenistan,that unsung gas giant that boasts the world’s fourth largest reserves, could very be the clincher in securing U...

What the West Owes Ukraine - Anders Aslund, Project Syndicate

On April 28, Ukraine’s government will host a donor conference in Kyiv. At a time when the country’s leaders and public are more committed than ever to combating corrup...

Understanding What America's Enemies Fear - Steven Metz, WP Review

For American defense professionals, the 1990s now seem like a distant dream. The United States was fresh off a stunning military victory over Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s forc...

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