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Ukraine: What We Have Learned This Winter

Olga Bielkova | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
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.

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.

Repeating the Past: Is EuroMaidan the New Orange, or Something Else?

Kaley Hanenkrat | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Kaley Hanenkrat

Ukraine has an extremely active civil society, a successful democratic social movement in very recent memory, and an infrastructure to support the organizing of massive protests. Yanukovych's Ukraine is not Putin's Russia, as much as Yanukovych pretends it is.

10 Questions About Ukraine You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask

Ashley Hardaway | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Ashley Hardaway

Chances are you've heard it referred to as "the Ukraine." Let's just collectively drop that article and respect The Ukrainian Declaration of Independence and Constitution's wishes to be referred to simply as "Ukraine."

The Twilight of Leadership

John Feffer | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
John Feffer

Modern society has become simply too complex for any one person to master. It's one thing to stand firm against an evil system or a dictatorial regime. This may not be an easy task, but it is an easy-to-understand task.

Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius: Russia Puts a Spoke in the EU's Wheel

Dominik Tolksdorf | Posted 01.29.2014 | World
Dominik Tolksdorf

The turn of events brings to light two features of existing EU policy: the relative weakness of EU incentives and the continuing problems for countries in the post-Soviet space to evade Russia's influence.

Ukraine Court: Jailing Of Ex-PM Was Politically Motivated

AP | MARIA DANILOVA and LORI HINNANT | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's jailing of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically motivated violation of her rights, Europe's human right...

Ukraine's Ex-Prime Minister Goes On Trial For Abuse For Office

AP | By MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 08.24.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine -- Former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko went on trial Friday on charges of abuse of office, insisting during a chaotic hearing...

So You Say You Want a Revolution?

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

Take a look at this handy chart covering a smattering of recent revolutions, militant movements, terror groups and insurgencies to see how others have tried to topple a government!

As African Tyrants Fall

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

The Tunisian people's revolution provides practical insights into the prerequisites for dismantling dictatorships in Africa. The first lesson is that when dictatorships end, their end could come with either a bang or a whimper.

The Danger of Voter Apathy in 2010

Damian Kolodiy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Damian Kolodiy

I can't stress enough the need for all of us who are feeling somewhat apathetic to make the effort to vote. Often we must choose the lesser of two evils, but we must choose.

What Liberals Must Learn From Ukraine's Orange Revolution

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

The Fading Colors of Pseudo-Revolutions

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Ukraine's 'Orange' Coalition Dissolves

AP | ANNA MELNICHUK and SIMON SHUSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine — Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's pro-Western Orange coalition dissolved Tuesday as her former allies turned against her, settin...

Ukraine's 2010 Presidential elections

Damian Kolodiy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Damian Kolodiy

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

Ukraine Election: Yulia Tymoshenko Calls Out Rival Viktor Yanukovych

AP | DOUGLAS BIRCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine — The spirit of the Orange revolution may be stirring once again. On the cusp of a decisive presidential vote this weekend, Yulia...

Multi-Thinking About Iran: Let's be Realist

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

As a "card-carrying realist," I find Haass's recommendation to "promote" -- he does not actually call for "doing" -- regime change in Tehran as running contrary to any sensible realist viewpoint.

Ukraine Presidential Hopefuls Fear Election Fraud

AP | DOUGLAS BIRCH and SIMON SHUSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine — In the final hours of the Ukraine's bitterly fought presidential campaign, candidates accused one another of planning to commit ...

Russia, Ukraine Engaging In Intensifying Standoff

nytimes.com | CLIFFORD J. LEVY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine A year after its war with Georgia, Russia is engaging in an increasingly hostile standoff with another pro-Western neighbor, Ukrai...

Iran Is the World's First Pink Revolution

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

Iranian women are standing shoulder to shoulder in a way never before seen in a society that mistreats them so severely.

Iran Uprising: Historic Parallels To Today's Protests

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The massive socio-political movement in Iran, following the highly controversial announcement Saturday declaring Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the victor of tha...