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André Glucksmann: The Consummate Contemporary

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.11.2016 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Swirling around my head since this morning are the many André Glucksmanns that I have known. Caroming, they send me into zones of memory that I had not expected to revisit so soon.

Abandoned Factory Used as Azov Base May Fall Into the Wrong Hands

Olena Kagui | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Olena Kagui

Since December 2014 Azov members have worked to transform the abandoned factory into a base where they could live, train and help the Ukrainian military.

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

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

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

Celebrity Politicians Offer Development Aid for the Ukraine

Cherno Jobatey | Posted 05.05.2015 | Home
Cherno Jobatey

One has to ask why it took 26 years, a civil war with regional secessions that haunted a nation, and the loss of so many lives until Ukrainians, and particularly the elite, were finally aware of what it takes to have a functioning state system.

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

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.30.2015 | Home
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.

A Year After Ukraine's Revolution Began, Slain Protesters' Families Demand Justice

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | Home

By Alessandra Prentice KIEV, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was shouted down by angry relatives of 100 pro...

Czechs Celebrate Independence Day by Protesting (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

October 28th is the Czechoslovak Independence Day. In 1918 it was the day that Czechoslovakia was created and it continues to be celebrated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia today.

Violent Clashes Between Protesters And Police In Kiev

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2014 | Home

KIEV, Oct 14 (Reuters) - A few thousand protesters clashed with police on Tuesday outside the Ukrainian parliament, throwing stones and smoke bombs ...

Putin Isn't Chasing After Empire in Ukraine; He Fears a Color Revolution at Home

Dmitry Gorenburg | Posted 11.25.2014 | Home
Dmitry Gorenburg

Russian leaders see the protests in Ukraine as part of a Western plot. For them, color revolutions are not manifestations of popular will but a new form of warfare invented by Western governments seeking to remove independently minded national governments. They have argued that this is part of a global strategy to force foreign values on a range of nations around the world that refuse to accept U.S. hegemony, and that Russia was a particular target of this strategy.

Vladimir Putin and Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns

Spencer Green | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Galifianakis: I didn't wear a shirt because I thought, you know, that would make you feel more comfortable.

Crises in Ukraine: The Long View

Damian Kolodiy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home
Damian Kolodiy

It has been a really tumultuous year for Ukrainians, but the events are part of a continued evolutionary process of a country shedding its Soviet past and transitioning toward a modern democracy. To more fully understand today's events, it's useful to take a step back and examine events in Ukraine from a more macro perspective.

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.

Obama Touts Ukraine Vote As 'Important Step Forward'

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday said the election in Ukraine was another step toward unifying the crisis-wrough...

Ukraine: What We Have Learned This Winter

Olga Bielkova | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
Olga Bielkova

What differentiates a free people from the oppressed? At the fundamental level, the difference boils down to one thing, and one thing only: the ability and willingness of the citizens to take personal responsibility for their lives, for the way they are governed, and for their future. In Ukraine, we now understand this basic truth like never before.

All Eyes on Ukraine: History-and-Culture Prophecy

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Home
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

For over 20 years of my life in the United States, whenever I answered "Ukraine" when asked where I came from, I'd hear, "Ah, Russia!" Home to 45.4 million people, Ukraine was little-known -- until bloodshed in Kiev's Maidan Square and continuing mayhem provoked by Putinesque instigators brought it into headlines.

Religious Tensions Contribute To Ukraine's Worsening Political Divide

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Religious tensions are deepening dividing lines in Ukraine's crisis, with rival churches taking political sides and Kiev slighting the Rus...

Ukraine is Putin's Blueberry Hill!

Benari Poulten | Posted 07.14.2014 | Comedy
Benari Poulten

Sure it sounds crazy, but just look at some of the lyrics to the classic Fats Domino song.

Putin Needs a Time-Out

Matt Olchawa | Posted 07.13.2014 | Home
Matt Olchawa

If something isn't done now about Putin's aggression in Ukraine, than it will have to be done in five or 10 years -- if at that time anyone still believes in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.

The Triumph of Authoritarianism: What Ukraine Reminds Us About the Flaws of Progressives and Conservatives

Bill Shireman | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

As Ukraine recoils from Russia's intense military pressure, I wonder whether democracy will indeed triumph when the history of the Cold War is written, or whether Russia specifically, and authoritarianism more generally, will prove the more powerful force.

Pro-Russian Militants Storm Odessa Police Station

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2014 | Home

ODESSA, Ukraine, May 4 (Reuters) - Pro-Russian militants stormed a Ukrainian police station in Odessa on Sunday and freed 30 fellow activists as the...

Russia: Sanctions Are Not a Solution!

Elena Ulansky | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

If America's goal is to force Putin to change his foreign policy, i.e. specially to direct Russian speaking Ukrainians to halt the violent actions they have taken; then West has to focus on what the benefit to Putin is if he does reverse his policy towards Ukraine.

Ukraine PM: Russia Wants To Start World War III

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Home

By Pavel Polityuk and Alastair Macdonald KIEV, April 25 (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk accused Russia on Friday...

This Filmmaker Documented The People Manning Kiev's Barricades

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.21.2014 | Home

During Ukraine's recent political crisis, young American filmmaker Vanessa Black went to Kiev to document the people at the center of the protest move...

Is Easter 'Happy'?

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

'Happy Easter!' You hear it everywhere, in malls, in streets, and in churches. But is the Christian celebration of Easter really a happy occasion?

Watch A Pro-Russian Mob Violently Seize A Police Station In Eastern Ukraine

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.17.2014 | Home

Footage captured by Vice News on Monday appears to show the violent and chaotic seizure of a police station by pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukrain...