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Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.

Interview: What Will It Take to Rein in Rightwing Nationalism in Ukraine?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Recently, I caught up with Marko Bojcun, a Ukraine expert and political scientist at London Metropolitan University. Bojcun has worked in Ukraine on and off for 20 years, and was recently shouted down by rightists in a Kiev bookstore when he attempted to engage in a discussion about the historic role of Leon Trotsky.

It's Time Kyiv Got It Right

Brian Dooley | Posted 09.04.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

Working with local LGBT activists from Mozaika in Latvia, I was lucky enough to be part of the early Riga Pride marches there from 2006, and in the first pride march in Lithuanian capital Vilnius in 2010. Those Baltic Pride events have proved a huge success.

Women in Entrepreneurship Emerging Globally from Gaza to Kiev

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
Claire Topalian

On June 19th, 150 Gazan women and men gathered for the fourth Startup Weekend Gaza - but this particular event promised the presence of at least 50% w...

Russia Cuts Gas Supply To Ukraine

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA and DAVID McHUGH | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia halted natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on Monday, spurning Ukraine's offer to pay some of its multibillion-dollar gas debt an...


Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Life is tense, these days in Kiev. The faces of the locals are stiff and their reactions are fast, as in an emergency ward. One cannot lose one's nerve in a life threatening situation. 

Ukraine's Neo-con Champions Champion Mainly Themselves

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Wieseltier's most heretical statements in the weeks preceding the Kiev congress declared that the United States is as weak as Putin's Russia is evil, owing mainly to the misleadership of Obama.

Inside Ukraine's Make-Or-Break Elections

Kommersant | Valeri Kalnish | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

A common theme among all of the candidates is the idea that Ukraine’s regions need to have more autonomy. That is an obvious response to the...

Power-Sharing in Ukraine

David L. Phillips | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

Like other countries, Ukraine will have to consider transitional justice strategies that balance truth-telling and accountability. It will also need a plan for disarming, demobilizing, and reintegrating both pro-independence fighters in Eastern Ukraine, as well as nationalist groups including Right Sector.

Michael Calderone

Vice Correspondent Returns To Ukraine Weeks After Capture | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Vice News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky has returned to Ukraine, less than three weeks after being released by pro-Russia militants in the...

The Russia/Ukraine Mess Is More Than Just Putin

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Rather than simply managing crises over the short-term, the United States needs to be more organized and realistic when its deals with the Kremlin.

Photos of Bearded Armed Men in Ukraine Are No Smoking Gun

Simon Saradzhyan | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Simon Saradzhyan

Ukrainian and Russian governments are fighting what Russian experts like to describe as an "information war" and, as someone who covered post-Soviet militaries as a journalist for 15 years, I tend to treat claims and counter-claims made by propagandists with a pound of salt.

Kiev: Biden Talks Bluntly About Corruption

Frank Vogl | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Frank Vogl

When countries are in acute difficulties and turn to the United States for support, then they do not expect to be publicly rebuked for corruption. Now, Vice President Joe Biden on a visit to Ukraine has done just this and it may signify a change in U.S. foreign policy approaches to dealing with kleptocratic regimes.

Ukraine's Defense Chief Denies Military Will Hold Exercises In Central Kiev (UPDATE)

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

KIEV, April 30 (Reuters) - Ukraine's defense ministry said it had no plans to hold military exercises in the capital Kiev on Wednesday night, contra...

U.S.: Russia Has 'Days, Not Weeks' To Comply With Ukraine Accord

AP | NEDRA PICKLER & JULIE PACE | Posted 04.22.2014 | World

By NEDRA PICKLER & JULIE PACE, Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at st...

Biden To Meet Ukraine President, Prime Minister

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet with Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, and Prime Minister A...

UN: Ethnic Russians In Ukraine Exaggerating Claims Of Assault To Justify Russian Intervention

Reuters | Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

* Says exaggerated, misinformed reports used to whip up fear * UN hoping to create environment for fair election on May 25 * No credible evidenc...

White House Confirms CIA Director John Brennan Was In Kiev Over The Weekend

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign...

A Final Nail in the USSR Coffin? Thank You From NATO, Vladimir Vladimirovich!

John Brown | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
John Brown

Even from the most cynical Cold-War, money-is-money, dog-eat-dog capitalism-is-capitalism perspective, a redrawn Ukraine would be far more in the West's, rather than strictly "Russian," "ethnic" interest.

Biden To Travel To Ukraine

AP | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine later this month to meet with government and citizen leaders. The White House says Bi...

EuroMaidan Left to the West: Where's My Solidarity?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

As East-West tensions steadily deteriorate, Ukrainian leftists may wonder what has become of their Western counterparts. Locked into a rigid ideologi...

April Showers Hit Markets: Bring an Umbrella to Trade

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Forces at work from Tokyo to Kiev have been roiling the U.S. stock market for a couple of week. But the financial sushi that is now on the menu in Japan, and Russia's "Crimea of the Century" are only part of the story.

Another Chance for Ukraine

Tristan Masat | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Tristan Masat

Ukraine is beset by troubles. The Russian annexation of Crimea is the dramatic headline, but the economic struggles the country and Ukrainian workers face may prove just as dire.

8 Questions on Ukraine

David Speedie | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Speedie

For one observer, there are some fundamental questions that seem to apply from the very beginning of the crisis and which seem important in understanding the broader context.

Ukrainian Troops Ordered To Leave Crimea

AP | LAURA MILLS and PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.24.2014 | World

NOVOOZERNOE, Crimea (AP) — Russia's foreign minister met with his Ukrainian counterpart for the first time on Monday and demanded more autonomy for ...