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Exiled Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead In Kiev

Reuters/HuffPost | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.23.2017 | World

KIEV, March 23 (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia of “state terrorism” after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against f...

Ukraine: Reflections on the Maidan Revolution, a Voyage to Odessa, Donald Trump, Trans-Atlantic Disarray and Ironies of "Western Modernity"

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.26.2017 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Aghast at the rise of Donald Trump and the slow disintegration of the European Union, many Ukrainians may certainly wonder about the legacy of Maidan....

Maidan Year Three: Revolution Comes Full Circle Amidst Police Reform, U.S.-Trained Right Wing SWAT Force and Former Venezuela Ambassador

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.04.2017 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

On the third year anniversary of the Maidan revolution, I'm holed up in Kyiv's decidedly retro, Soviet-era Ukraina hotel. Located just a stone's thro...

Maidan Year Three: Welcome to Ukraine's Revolutionary Cafe

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 12.26.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

A few blocks from Kyiv's bleak and imposing Stalinist-style Maidan square lies a nondescript alleyway. Passing through a gate, one arrives at Ukraine...

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.

Ending corruption will help deliver on our development promises: the Sustainable Development Goals one year on

José Ugaz | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
José Ugaz

Millions of people around the world could be lifted out of their daily hardship and misery if the money lost to corruption was invested in sustainable...

FBI Investigating U.S. Ties To Alleged Corruption By Former Ukraine President

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 08.20.2016 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption involving the former president o...

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...

Trump Presidency Will Be Another Disaster

Diane M. Francis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

No visit to the capitol is complete without rubbing elbows with the great and grateful. This week, I found myself at a swanky law firm gathering where I met and chatted with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

How U.S. Sidelines Some of the Corrupt in the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 02.20.2017 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Evgenia Pronina Most residents of the former Soviet Union hate the corruption that prevents everyone but a tiny mi...

Excellent Documentary Portrays Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity

Diane M. Francis | Posted 11.05.2016 | World
Diane M. Francis

The Revolution of Dignity is far from finished. But "Winter on Fire" is a fitting testament to the remarkable Ukrainian people who are determined to finally become a free European nation.

From Disgraced President to Ukraine's Lead Diplomat: The Unlikely Redemption of Leonid Kuchma

Samuel Ramani | Posted 09.13.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On September 8, 2015, former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma arrived in Minsk. He travelled to the Belarusian capital, as Ukraine's representative to the Trilateral Contact Group that seeks to end the conflict in Donbas.

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.

The Kadyrov Factor: Why Putin Must Keep a Close Eye on His Chechen Strongman

Samuel Ramani | Posted 08.21.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Putin's support for Kadyrov should be conditional. However, Russia's reliance on the Chechen leader to provide security in the North Caucasus and to restrict ISIS's growth in that region makes it very difficult for Putin to change his Chechnya policy.

Putin's Man in Congress

Kristofer Harrison | Posted 08.07.2016 | Politics
Kristofer Harrison

Are you skeptical that Moscow's crass propaganda efforts could really impact hearts and minds in Europe? Unfortunately, they not only have an impact there; those information operations are making inroads right here in the United States thanks to a senior Democratic congressman and pliable media.

Oleh Rybachuk on Viktor Yushchenko, Interview with Former Ukrainian President's Chief of Staff

Samuel Ramani | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Oleh Rybachuk was the Chief of Staff to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European Integration from February to September 2005. Rybachuk agreed to sit down for an interview with me on July 13, 2015.

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...

Why the Armenian Spring Is Not Maidan 2.0

Samuel Ramani | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

While the trajectory Armenia will take still remains unclear, Sargasyan's best hopes for survival depend on using limited repression and to deter an aggressive Russian response by emphasizing the domestic undercurrents of the current protests.

Interview With Noted Journalist and Russia Expert, David Satter

Samuel Ramani | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

David Satter is a journalist who was a Financial Times correspondent in Moscow from 1976 to 1982; and subsequently was a Soviet affairs specialist for the Wall Street Journal.

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.

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.