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NATIONAL IDENTITY DEBATE: Should Kyiv embrace country's multicultural heritage or strive for a more Ukrainian Ukraine?

For the past quarter of a century, Ukraine’s post-Soviet national identity crisis has been a constant point of political contention and source of social tension. What is the best route to future national cohesion, security, and prosperity?

Monday, 20 March 2017 23:51

WASTE MANAGEMENT: Education and innovation can make Ukraine green again

Ukrainian businesses and government must work together to create environmentally sound and sustainable waste management strategy

Monday, 13 March 2017 23:44

Holodomor meets Hollywood

Blockbuster movie about 1930s Ukrainian famine draws mixed reviews but succeeds in raising international awareness of often overlooked Stalin-era genocide

Monday, 06 March 2017 21:57

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

UKRAINIAN IT ACTIVISM: NGO seeks to transform Kyiv into a genuine Smart City

Ukrainian civic society initiative seeks to unite diverse existing grassroots and government efforts in order to bring Kyiv into Digital Age

Monday, 09 January 2017 15:07

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

Taras Shevchenko in China

Ukrainian bard Taras Shevchenko unites Ukraine and China in landmark cultural exchange programme that paves way for closer bilateral ties

Monday, 02 January 2017 22:25

1917 CENTENARY: Time to remind the world of Ukraine’s first war of independence

Ukrainians should use the attention generated by this year’s 1917 anniversary to raise international awareness of the country’s early twentieth century independence bid

Monday, 02 January 2017 21:36

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

Life in the Gray Zone

Residents of Ukrainian frontline towns like Svitlodarsk do not qualify as IDPs but they continue to feel the full brunt of ongoing conflict with Russian hybrid forces

Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:08

Afro-Ukrainians After Euromaidan

Did Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity succeed in making national identity more ethnically inclusive?

Monday, 05 December 2016 20:55

Warning: Fake News Kills

The prominence of media disinformation in Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine underlines the point that fake news is a weapon of mass destruction

Monday, 05 December 2016 14:28

DISABILITY IN UKRAINE: From Paralympic glory in Rio to everyday indifference in Kyiv

Disability remains deeply stigmatized in Ukrainian society but success of Ukrainian Paralympic team in Brazil could help to spark a much-needed public debate

Sunday, 20 November 2016 00:15

UKRAINE IN POLAND: Record numbers of Ukrainian students studying at Polish universities

More than half of the international undergraduate community studying at Polish universities hails from Ukraine as Ukrainian community in Poland expands to unprecedented size  

Friday, 04 November 2016 19:53

CULTURAL DIPLOMACY: Bilateral efforts continue to preserve Poland and Ukraine’s common historical heritage

Ukraine is a key focus as interest in the shared inheritance of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth grows

Friday, 04 November 2016 19:28

Central European Superpower

For centuries much of today’s Ukraine was part of the historically overlooked but hugely important Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Former Polish Ambassador to Ukraine Henryk Litwin explores the impact of this Central European superpower on the...

Friday, 04 November 2016 19:07

Pro-Russian Russians? Really? Why the international media is losing the hybrid war in Ukraine

Russia’s hybrid war tactics in Ukraine depend on a smokescreen of ambiguity. All too often, the international media has been happy to oblige

Friday, 04 November 2016 17:11

EUROMAIDAN ANNIVERSARY: The importance of remembering when Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity actually began

Ukraine’s 2013-14 popular uprising has become synonymous with the European Union Association Agreement that helped spark initial protests – but the demands voiced by millions of Ukrainians focused on basic human rights not EU integration

Friday, 04 November 2016 16:26

CONFLICT ZONE CREATIVITY: Ukraine’s street art revolution reaches Donbas frontlines of Russian hybrid war

Australian artist Guido van Helten produces powerful portrait of local schoolteacher within sight of Russian hybrid forces in eastern Ukraine frontline town

Saturday, 29 October 2016 18:38

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