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UKRAINIAN REFORMS: EUROPE'S MOST TRANSPARENT AND CORRUPT COUNTRY

Ukraine’s post-Euromaidan reforms are slowly gaining ground but a major credibility gap remains between exposure of abuses and accountability for corruption. Meanwhile, members of the old guard are mounting an increasingly bold and vigorous...

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 12:28

POST-SOVIET TURNING POINT: Is it time to reconsider the historic importance of Ukraine’s 2004 Orange Revolution?

Ukraine’s 2004 Orange Revolution caught the world’s imagination but failed to deliver politically. However, it is now increasingly clear the protests played a decisive role in changing the geopolitical dynamic of the entire post-Soviet...

Sunday, 12 March 2017 05:14

KYIV FATIGUE: Ukraine must convince the West it is still a reliable ally in the fight against Putin’s global hybrid war

Ukraine’s stuttering reform process and failure to live up to the ambitious promises of 2014 are undermining international support for the country at a critical time and becoming a major threat to national security

Sunday, 12 March 2017 03:48

Hybrid War For Healthcare

Ukraine’s US-born Acting Minister of Health Dr. Ulana Suprun is attempting to transform the country’s notoriously corrupt medical services – and not everyone is happy about it

Monday, 06 March 2017 11:17

UKRAINE AND ROMANIA: Different approaches to a common corruption problem

Attention-grabbing Bucharest Maidan highlighted ongoing corruption issues within the EU - but can people power protests achieve meaningful change? 

Friday, 03 March 2017 00:43

Putin has used Ukraine as a testing ground for his hybrid war against the Western world

Many of the Russian tactics currently being deployed to destabilize the EU were first honed in Ukraine but European leaders remain stubbornly slow to appreciate the scale of the danger they face

Thursday, 09 February 2017 21:10

NONSENSE OF NEUTRALITY: Why declaration of a neutral Ukraine would be unlikely to prevent Russian aggression

Many observers believe Ukraine should officially sacrifice the country’s Euro-Atlantic ambitions in order to ease Kremlin concerns, but a fresh commitment to geopolitical neutrality may only encourage further Russian imperialism

Saturday, 04 February 2017 01:46

OPINION: Poroshenko faces growing credibility gap as hybrid war drags on and Euromaidan justice remains elusive

Ukrainian leader continues to pay tribute to country’s fallen heroes but faces growing anger over lack of justice for Euromaidan killings and military shortcomings

Monday, 30 January 2017 03:13

UKRAINE’S TERRIBLE TIMING: Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze must promote Euro integration in a time of EU disintegration

Ukraine’s Deputy PM for European Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze finds herself battling against the currently unfavorable tides of history as her nation seeks to forge closer ties to an EU in crisis

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 01:39

REJECTING RUSSIA: How Kharkiv saved Ukraine from Putin’s partition plan in 2014

Once one of Putin’s key hybrid war objectives, the capital of east Ukraine survived the Kremlin’s insurgency attempts and is now learning to live without Russia

Monday, 02 January 2017 23:56

PHANTOM FASCIST THREAT: Support for Far Right parties actually far weaker in Ukraine than elsewhere in Europe

Russia has convinced many international observers that post-Maidan Ukraine is under the control of nationalist extremists but there is actually surprisingly little evidence to support this alarmist narrative. In reality, Far Right parties enjoy...

Thursday, 29 December 2016 00:56

POROSHENKO PR PROBLEM: Ukraine faces mounting image issues in Washington DC

Ukraine fatigue was a concern in Washington DC long before Donald Trump's election and President Poroshenko's underwhelming war on corruption is partly responsible for the loss of Ukrainian credibility among the country's American partners

Sunday, 11 December 2016 15:23

TOP ESTONIAN DIPLOMAT: Russian hybrid war attack on Ukraine “did not come as a complete surprise”

Former Estonian FM Marina Kaljurand on Donald Trump, EU sanctions, NATO military spending, and the Russian hybrid war in Ukraine

Sunday, 11 December 2016 14:22

Ukraine and President Trump

Donald Trump’s admiration for Vladimir Putin has caused considerable panic in Ukraine but a future US-Russia thaw far from guaranteed - especially if Ukrainian leaders take appropriate steps to safeguard strategic American alliance

Monday, 05 December 2016 20:02

UNPOPULAR POLITICIANS: Record poll lows as Ukraine faces ‘Winter of Discontent’

Mounting post-Maidan frustration with country’s political leadership has resulted in near historic low approval ratings

Sunday, 04 December 2016 16:52

E-declarations: Ukraine’s Moment of Truth

Ukraine's e-declarations have been hailed by some as a huge anti-corruption victory. However, the media has focused almost exclusively on revelations of the outrageous wealth amassed by state employees. Ukraine’s Ambassador to Austria Olexander...

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 21:24

INFOWAR IN THE EU: How has the German media responded to unique challenges of Russian hybrid war in Ukraine?

German journalists have been in the frontlines of the information war that has raged between Russia and the Western world since Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution

Monday, 17 October 2016 01:57

KREMLIN INFOWAR UNDONE: MH17 findings expose depths of Russian disinformation

Moscow must explain why Russia’s elaborate MH17 theories went so far beyond mere denials

Thursday, 06 October 2016 18:27

UKRAINIAN REFORM SUCCESS: ProZorro public procurement system is landmark victory for anti-corruption crusaders

Civil society and government reformers combine to meet Maidan mandate: innovative ProZorro open source system wins international acclaim for bringing transparency to the notoriously corrupt Ukrainian public procurement sector

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 22:27

UKRAINE AT 25: Putin makes Ukrainian Independence Day meaningful as Kremlin’s anti-Ukrainian aggression backfires

Ukrainian Independence Day used to be an ambiguous holiday but Vladimir Putin’s hybrid war has served to imbue the holiday with powerful meaning and patriotic poignancy

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 15:09

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