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Russia's Lavrov Praises Trump's Approach On Ukraine

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.07.2017 | World

Russia’s foreign minister on Tuesday praised U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to the Ukraine crisis, saying it marked a big improvement from...

Shelling Flares In East Ukraine Ahead Of Trump's Kiev Call

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.05.2017 | World

Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists accused each other of resuming artillery attacks in east Ukraine on Saturday, breaking a lull in shelling at a f...

Random Sunsets Around the World - Part 6, Northern Europe - Sinking Low on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.01.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Today it's northern Europe's turn for the blog series on the setting sun, not only the actual setting but also the buildings or landscapes caught in i...

Next U.S. President Has A Ukrainian Problem

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 10.20.2016 | World
Mark Pfeifle

Of the many foreign policy pots and pans left neglected on the next President's stove, the one marked "Ukraine" may be ready to boil over.

Ukraine's Future Belongs to Its Dreamers

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
Andrea Chalupa

There's no place like Kyiv in the summertime. The sandy shores of the islands on the Dnieper River that divides Ukraine's tree-covered capital, one of...

Kiev: Beyond the Headlines

College Tourist | Posted 07.31.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By Evan Przesiecki of Carleton University A one-way ticket that cost less than a Big Mac combo got me from Moscow to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine....

Ukraine's Giant Easter Egg Festival Is A Feast For The Eyes

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.28.2016 | Religion

While many Christians in the world emptied out their Easter baskets weeks ago, for Orthodox Christians, the celebration is just getting started. Easte...

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.

Fall 2016: Top 50 Looks From Kiev Fashion Week

Sissi Johnson | Posted 02.20.2017 | Style
Sissi Johnson

Hate the cold but love winter clothes ? Designers Anna October and Lalo's dreamy and fluffy knitwear are must-haves. From Kuzyomin's timeless sophi...

Kiev Right Wing Violence: Time for Poroshenko to Look in the Mirror?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.10.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Amidst the emergence of politically-right-wing forces in Kiev, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claims to be shocked and outraged by recent violence.

The Minsk Process: Belarus Diplomacy at Center of Ukrainian Peace Initiative

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics
Christopher Atamian

The Minsk protocols seemed tenuous at best and the future of the region uncertain. Yet as autumn rolls around, the conflict has been largely contained and its outcome is being decided around a negotiating table instead of on a battle field.

Clashes At Protest In Ukraine Amid Vote On Giving East More Power

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A grenade exploded outside Ukraine’s parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separat...

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.

Ukraine: In the Midst of War, Debate Swirls Around Soviet-Era Famine

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.13.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Even as the conflict with Russian-backed separatists smolders, Kiev has ratcheted up a no less ferocious PR war. Hoping to bolster its case against Moscow, Ukraine as well as the country's foreign Diaspora have zeroed in on the Stalinist-induced famine of 1932-33.

Hiroshima: The Sickness of Nuclear Proliferation

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.29.2016 | Books
Joseph Cooper

It was seventy years ago that human beings were first targeted with -- and annihilated by -- an atomic bomb.

Ukraine: World War II Fiasco Leads to Public Relations Disaster and Thorny Questions for Kiev and Foreign Diaspora

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

For Kiev, winning the public relations war against Vladimir Putin would seem to be a no-brainer. For a year now, the Kremlin has conducted a thinly-disguised war of aggression in eastern Ukraine resulting in the deaths of thousands.

Pride Rally Attacked By Unknown 'Hooligans' In Kiev

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices

KIEV, June 6 (Reuters) - Several dozen unknown assailants attacked a gay pride march in Kiev on Saturday, throwing flares and wounding two policemen...

Fighting Flares In East Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2015 | World

By Alessandra Prentice and Pavel Polityuk KIEV, June 3 (Reuters) - Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first ser...

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.

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.

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

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.

Can Minsk 2.0 Save Ukraine?

Yulia Tymoshenko | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Yulia Tymoshenko

KYIV -- What happens in Ukraine -- not the financial standoff with Greece -- will be the ultimate test of whether European and transatlantic unity endure. The fault lines extending from Ukraine are undermining the fundamental values that have underpinned Europe's postwar peace and prosperity. Failure to defend those values in Ukraine will cause them to unravel far beyond our borders.

Can UN Peacekeepers Bring Ukraine Peace?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

UN-mandated Peacekeepers have several negative implications for the Ukraine government, as well as the positive of securing at least a temporary halt to the fighting. On the negative side, the conflict becomes frozen in place with Ukraine effectively divided and potentially partitioned.