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

Samuel Ramani | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
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.

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

Samuel Ramani | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home
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.

Ukraine: Will Maidan Spark a Revolution in Gender Equality?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.16.2015 | Home
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.

Putin Is Bringing Darkness to the Edge of Europe

Yulia Tymoshenko | Posted 03.10.2015 | Home
Yulia Tymoshenko

In 2014, Vladimir Putin discovered his inner Trotsky. For what Russia's president is now offering Ukraine is a perverse twist on the formula Trotsky proclaimed during the peace negotiations at Brest-Litovsk in 1918: "No war, no peace."

An Encounter with an Oligarch

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.22.2014 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The truth is that I have no idea whether the allegations against this man are true. But, in his eyes, he has a bit of that sad placidity that Fitzgerald attributed to his last tycoon, which makes him likeable.

Ukraine Still Lives in a Man's World, Bans All Single Russian Men From Entry

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Unlike the bloodless annexation of Crimea earlier this spring, a Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine may lead to a full-blown war between the countries, which neither Kyiv nor Moscow can afford to wage.

Why Ukraine's Next President Doesn't Matter

James Stafford | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
James Stafford

From a business standpoint, the economic and political situation will not show signs of stability until next year. At the same time, the intuitive investor may see opportunity ripening.

Obama, Putin and Ukraine: No Charge of the Light Brigade But A Big Unnecessary Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Even though Putin lectured Obama at length, after forcing him to come to his dacha outside Moscow, about Russia's concerns, with a very special emphasis on Ukraine, the reality that the administration had to deal not with a nice ally and potential buddy but a tough guy with very clearly defined limits did not sink in.

Christina Wilkie

Ukraine Crisis Forces K Street Into Scramble To Save Millions In Business | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Russian forces storm through Crimea, Washington lobbying firms representing both the pro-Russian and pro-European factions in Ukraine...

Ukraine: Out of the Frying Pan

John Feffer | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home
John Feffer

In the end, the street triumphed over the elite. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych tried to hang on to power, and failed. Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to maintain Russian influence, and failed. The EU tried to mediate, and failed. And the United States tried to... well, I'll get to that in a moment.

Ukraine Parliament Votes To Release Jailed Former PM

The Huffington Post/AP | Ryan Craggs | Posted 02.24.2014 | Home

The Associate Press reports Ukraine's parliament has voted to free jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. BREAKING: Ukrainian parliament vo...

Kiev's Independence Square -- Where Europe Hangs in the Balance

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Bernard-Henri Lévy

People of Maidan, you have a dream that unites you. Your dream is Europe. Not the Europe of accountants, but the Europe of values. Not the Europe of bureaucrats, but that of the spirit.

McCain Meets Daughter Of Imprisoned Opposition Leader

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

US Senator John McCain on Sunday met the daughter of imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and backed sanctions directed personally against of...

Clinton Sends Message Of Support To Ex-PM Suspected Of Murder

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Home

(Adds background, details) * West says Tymoshenko is victim of political vendetta * Tymoshenko's daughter says her healt...

Back to the 'Bad Old Days' in Ukraine: Does a Distracted U.S. Even Care?

Christian Josi | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Christian Josi

As the European Community and freedom-loving Ukrainians rally, one very important voice has been far too muted -- that of the U.S., which has no better friend in all of the former Soviet republics than Tymoshenko.

Former IMF Chief's Defense Team Seeks Advice From Firm Run By Former CIA Officers

Reuters | Mark Hosenball | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home

May 20, 2011 10:58:19 PM By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The legal team defending former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn against sexua...

Watch The Ukrainian Parliament Become A Violent Brawl

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Four Ukrainian politicians had to be taken to the hospital after a violent fistfight erupted in a parliament chamber Thursday night, the Financial Tim...

What Liberals Must Learn From Ukraine's Orange Revolution

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrea Chalupa

Why should we, here in America, care about a country with some of the worst luck in recent history? Because if we don't stand united against the "lesser evil" than the "straight-up evil" is coming for us.

Ukraine Parliament Brawl (VIDEO, PHOTOS): Massive Fight Erupts Over Naval Base

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ukraine's parliament collapsed into chaos during a debate about extending the Russian navy's lease on a base. Parliamentary speaker Vlodymyr Lytvyn w...

The Fading Colors of Pseudo-Revolutions

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leon T. Hadar

The overthrow of Kyrgyzstan's president is not part of a historic revolutionary wave that is going to do away with the old corrupt and authoritarian regime and usher in a new dawn of liberal democracy.

Gogol Haunts The New Ukraine

The New York Review of Books | Timothy Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The best guide to the careers of Yanukovych, Yushchenko, and Tymoshenko is Nikolai Gogol, who brought the absurd to Russian literature. In his short s...

Ukraine's 2010 Presidential elections

Damian Kolodiy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Damian Kolodiy

The recent presidential elections in Ukraine (Feb. 7th) saw the return to power of Victor Yanukovych, the pro Russian oligarch backed candidate who fa...

Ukrainology and Russia's Pyrric Victory

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 02.11.2010 | Home
Robert Amsterdam

Russian political groups have just gained a tremendous amount of expertise in financing and managing election campaigns. This developed skill may one day be brought to use closer to home.

Ukrainian PM Calls Rival 'Pathetic Coward' For Skipping Debate

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko accused her rival in this weekend's presidential run-off vote of cowardice on Monday, after he refused to fa...

A Daringly Stylish Politician!

Tove Hermanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tove Hermanson

I love that Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko incorporates the traditional folksy milkmaid plaited braid, juxtaposed with her otherwise very modern sartorial sensibility, with nods to history.