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Three Reasons We Need a Parliamentary Election in Ukraine

Olga Bielkova | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Olga Bielkova

The sitting Parliament, where at least half of the delegates can be qualified as unprincipled populists at best and outright criminals at worst, is incapable of acting on behalf of the people and it must be dissolved.

A Call for Political Decentralization in Ukraine

Roger Myerson | Posted 05.05.2014 | World
Roger Myerson

Ukraine's constitution gives the president the power to appoint and dismiss all local governors -- a presidential power over local officials that is extremely unusual among parliamentary democracies. This centralized control of local government has exacerbated regional tensions and hindered the development of trusted democratic leadership in Ukraine.

Russia Takes Big Stance On Ukraine

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 04.26.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A successful Olympics behind him, President Vladimir Putin is facing what may become the most dramatic challenge of his rule: how to r...

Ukraine's Opposition Leader Rejects Offer To Become PM

AP | JIM HEINTZ and MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 03.29.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Protesters left Ukraine's justice ministry Monday — after their storming of the building during the night led the minister to...

Protesters Clash With Police In Kiev

AP | MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 03.21.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Anti-government protests in Ukraine's capital escalated into fiery street battles with police Sunday as thousands of demonstrat...

Ukraine Passes Sweeping Anti-Protest Legislation

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian leaders came under fire from the West on Friday for passing sweeping anti-protest legislation amid demonstrations aga...

Ukraine's Ruling Party Asks For Gov't Reshuffle

AP | GARY PEACH and MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 02.15.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hidden behind the tug of war over whether Ukraine will cast its lot with Europe or Russia is the prospect of bankruptcy. Someon...

Watch The Ukrainian Parliament Become A Violent Brawl

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Four Ukrainian politicians had to be taken to the hospital after a violent fistfight erupted in a parliament chamber Thursday night, the Financial Tim...

Ukrainian Prime Minister's Government Ousted

AP | ANNA MELNICHUK and SIMON SHUSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine — Parliament ousted Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in a no-confidence motion on Wednesday that could end a political deadlock tha...