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Ukraine's Bright and Gutsy Reformers Say Public Wants Immediate Reform

Diane M. Francis | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
Diane M. Francis

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. . . . We must have patience till luck turns," Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1798.

Global Maidan: A Gathering in NYC for Civic Activists

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 12.29.2014 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

As Ukrainians face another long winter, with fighting continuing in the east, and Putin as bombastic and determined as ever, a network of activists around the world have organized an event to inspire new ideas for the years ahead.

Putin And Poroshenko Speak On Peaceful Resolution To Ukraine's Violence

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko by telephone about a peaceful resolution ...

Ukraine Conflict Seals NATO Renewal, and Russia's Dominance

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Marco Vicenzino

The Ukrainian conflict provides a wake-up call to the complacency of many western European states on security matters. Despite the near present impossibility of Russia invading NATO soil, the concerns of its new eastern members seem largely vindicated and real.

Why Russia Wants the Federalization of Ukraine

Alexander Motyl | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Alexander Motyl

The long-term solution everyone's been talking about -- including Merkel and her Foreign Minister, Walter Steinmeier --is "federalization." For Russia, long a champion of federalization in the Donbas (and long a foe of federalization at home), federalization means near-independence. Presumably after having been briefed by Ukrainian officials about why the term is unacceptable, Merkel emphasized that what she really meant was "decentralization."


Posted 06.30.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is halting a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists an...

Ukraine - the Next Phase

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

Now the ball lies at the foot of all three main players -- Ukraine, the EU and Russia.

Potential Rendezvous Between Putin And Ukrainian Leader

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

WARSAW, June 4 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday it was possible he would meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin ...

Ukraine's IMF Agreement Could Worsen the Country's Problems

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

After two years of almost no economic growth, the IMF is now projecting a steep recession for this year, with the economy shrinking by 5 percent. This is largely because of budget tightening that the government has committed to, amounting to about 3 percent of GDP over the next two years.