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Welcome to Ukrainian-Americans, the Latest Constituency Alienated By Trump

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Having offended constituencies vital to securing electoral success in November, including blacks, Latinos and women, Donald Trump has now seemingly su...

If the West Doesn't Act on Ukraine Reform, the Country Could Break Down

Maria Snegovaya | Posted 04.01.2016 | World
Maria Snegovaya

KIEV, Ukraine -- A collapsing 40 million plus people located in the geographic center of Europe might create an immigration crisis the West has not witnessed before. The apocalyptic prospects of such a scenario should make the Western elites realize the urgency of forcing reforms in Ukraine.

Now Is Not the Time for Europe to Lose Faith

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 02.29.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Despite all the focus in Europe on refugees, terrorism and Brexit, there is one region which still requires the attention of both European elite as well as its society -- Eastern Europe. We are at risk of losing our focus in the region, and this could hurt countries that are attempting to finally shed their Soviet heritage.

Democracy Derailed: How Armenia Has Become the Post-Soviet Region's Model Dictatorship

Samuel Ramani | Posted 12.18.2015 | World
Samuel Ramani

On December 7, 2015, Armenia held a landmark referendum on constitutional reform. The results were resounding. Over 63% of Armenians voted in favor of...

Ukraine: Stop Harassing Us Over Oppressed Minorities --- We're Too Busy Fighting Russia

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In the wake of Maidan, many within the LGBT community feel betrayed by the very revolution which they helped to spearhead.

Ukraine: The Consequences of Far Right World War II Revisionism

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

How extreme will politics have to get before the Ukrainian establishment stands up to the far right? If the political mainstream doesn't act soon, Kiev's relationships with key diplomatic partners and even Poland could be severely tarnished.

Ukrainian Diaspora Must Jettison Right Wing Tendencies

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.17.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Though World War II has long since concluded, the conflict still lives on for many in Ukraine and the country's foreign Diaspora. For Kiev, which has been locked in a deadly stalemate with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, the public relations stakes are high.

Ukraine's Far-Right: Sifting Facts From Fiction

Samuel Ramani | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

While it is essential not to underestimate the power of far-right movements in Ukraine and their political influence, it is equally important to emphasize that far-right movements have limited public support in contemporary Ukraine.

Interview with Kiev International Democracy Institute Director and Ukraine expert, Sergiy Taran

Samuel Ramani | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Sergiy Taran is the Director of the Kiev-based International Democracy Institute think tank, and the head of the Board of the Center of Sociological a...

Note to Ukraine: Time to Reconsider Your Historic Role Models

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

As the country seeks to sort out the post-Maidan milieu, Ukraine must also wrestle with its thorny political history. Who are the most important historic role models worthy of praise and emulation? At this point it's too early to say who will win this contested battle over Ukrainian history.

More Than a Year after Annexation, Crimean Tatars Need Allies

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.07.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Amidst all the media frenzy surrounding Putin's nefarious destabilization efforts in Eastern Ukraine, other issues of vital importance have gone ignored.

Ukraine: Developing an Authentic 'Counter-Culture' Will Be Difficult

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.27.2015 | Arts
Nikolas Kozloff

As an idealist, I always like to assume that radical revolutions will inevitably cultivate a kind of "counter-culture" in opposition to the establishment and prevailing norms. Take, for example, the Mexican Revolution with its mural art, or even the Russian Revolution.

Ukraine, Politics of History and Jewish Identity: A Personal Story

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Sadly, many Ukrainians have little knowledge of their own country's colorful past and tend to promote a rather monolithic and narrow-minded view of history based solely upon the Ukrainian ethnic experience. Perhaps it would be more productive to delve into the country's rich interethnic experience so as to foster greater understanding between Ukrainians and minority populations.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict 101

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's possible to condense the incomprehensibly complex Russia/Ukraine conflict into one coherent hour, Matthew Rojansky can do it. Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute, and an expert on the region, proved that in a recent presentation at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club.

Ukraine: What's the Role of Religion in Post-Maidan Milieu?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

While many have sought to interpret the overall political meaning of Maidan square, few have dwelled upon underlying religious connotations. To be sure, Ukraine isn't as religious as Russia, but nevertheless the Church plays a significant role in society.

Ukraine: Will Maidan Spark a Revolution in Gender Equality?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Maidan, however, broke down gender stereotypes in important ways. Though women took on some traditional roles, they also shook up the status quo by directly participating on the front lines.

Ukraine: Enough With Stale Insider Debates in the Media

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Going overboard with the geopolitical analysis, the media invites wonky policy insiders to discuss how "U.S. interests" should be deployed in the fight to protect Kiev.

Welcome to Ukraine: Wild West of Populist Politics

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In the wake of revolution and the midst of war, Ukrainian politics is becoming increasingly more volatile. Intent on proving their anti-establishment bona fides, public figures are turning to firebrand populism in an effort to bolster their own "authenticity" and folksiness.

Ukraine: Insider Oligarchs Derail Maidan Revolution

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 04.30.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In the midst of war and heightened nationalism in Ukraine, many demonstrators who participated in protests at Maidan Square just one year ago are gripped with a profound sense of shock and wonder what has happened to their country.

Coming of Age: Ukraine's Maidan Student Generation Assesses Next Moves

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

One year ago on Maidan square, Kiev's young generation played a pivotal role in protests which eventually managed to topple the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych.

Maidan One Year Later: What Happened to the Social Component?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Amidst increasing hostilities in Ukraine, many of the social aims of the Maidan revolution could be lost or simply forgotten. That, at least, is the impression I got from speaking to activists on the independent left circuit, not to be confused with the old Soviet and authoritarian left.

Note to Ukraine: Stop Whitewashing the Political Record

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Listen too much to Kremlin pronouncements, and one might get the impression that the Ukrainian government in Kiev is comprised of nothing less than a malevolent and sinister fascist junta.

Ukraine: Nationalist Flags, Insignia and Curious Symbolism

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

On weekends, impromptu rallies may elicit the occasional interest of passers-by. At one point, I came upon a group of nationalists in Maidan square flanked by Ukrainian blue and yellow banners and a rather sinister-looking bunch of men in sunglasses.

In Midst of War, Ukrainian Political Left Ponders Next Moves

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Beneath wonky geopolitical chatter, Ukraine's independent left -- which must be distinguished from the old guard communist left -- is pushing its own political agenda. How can such forces overcome right-wing nationalism, particularly in the midst of deadly military conflict in the country's eastern regions?

See What Ukrainians Have Done To Their Ousted President's Opulent Palace

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

As crowds of Ukrainian protesters seized control of the public spaces and government buildings in Kiev this past February, embattled former President ...