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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

UKRAINE AT 25: Geopolitical balancing acts, Russian realities and European ambitions

Ukraine has spent past quarter century trying to reduce Russian dominance while engaging the West

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:25

UKRAINE AT 25: The Ukrainian nation's long struggle to escape from abusive big brother Russia

Recounting the dramatic journey from post-Soviet orphan to self-confident statehood

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:18

PUTIN'S HARD SELL: Post-Soviet Russia will remain a military menace until it ceases to be a soft power failure

The Kremlin relies on force because it has no answer to the historic rejection of Russia that began with the fall of the Soviet Union

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:04

UKRAINE AT 25: How Vladimir Putin inadvertently strengthened Ukraine’s evolving sense of national identity

Nation building in the age of globalization: Russia's accidental but important role in the search for an inclusive sense of Ukrainian identity in the post-Soviet era

Thursday, 18 August 2016 02:24

CANADA IN UKRAINE: Canadian instructors learning hybrid war lessons while providing training for Ukraine's veteran troops

Canadian Armed Forces helping Ukrainian counterparts adapt to NATO standards as Ukrainian military faces up to hybrid Russian forces in east of country

Thursday, 18 August 2016 01:34

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