Time is likely to show that the gain in sovereignty promised by Brexit proponents will exact a disproportionate cost in terms of European and global influence....


The outcome of the 23 June 2016 referendum on EU membership stunned the world. “Britain Rattles Postwar Order and Its Place as Pillar of Stability,” the New York...


Why was the Dutch referendum such an unusual procedure? The European Community/Union has, in the last 60 years, concluded dozens of association, free-trade,...


How to Avoid the Collapse of Europe

Ivan Krastev ・ February 2016

Southern Europe is not interested in Europe turning into an anti-Putin project. This sentiment did not arise because Southern Europeans are especially...


Ukraine’s movement away from its former imperial master toward an international center of gravity finds numerous parallels in the history of the disintegration...


The earlier approach by the West emphasized Ukrainian deficiencies and promised vague integration steps once her numerous political, economic, and social...


Metaphors of Betrayal

Mykola Riabchuk ・ December 2014

With Russia breathing down its neck, the last thing Kyiv needs is for Paris and Berlin and Washington to create a new axis of complacency that uses the...


Putin’s Endgame

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Gérard Roland ・ September 2014

Putin's objective in Ukraine appears to be destabilization of the new government that emerged from the Euromaidan movement that toppled Yanukovich. The ultimate...


William Burke-White: On possible scenarios of Ukrainian protests

Critical Solutions
December 2013

Commentary by William Burke-White might seem like a cold shower for many protesters in Ukraine, but they reflect the realities of international politics today, and a generally very difficult position for the major international actors in various regions of the world, and secondary - or even tertiary - character of the Ukrainian events for them.


Anders Aslund: “Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It?”

Anders Aslund opened the talk about his new book with an anecdote of how he wrote recommendations for reforms in Ukraine for virtually every government that came to power since Ukraine’s independence, and how they were never realized once elections were over. Frustration from such inability of Ukrainian elites to implement key reforms motivated Aslund to write his new book in order to make his...
Oleh KotsyubaOctober 23, 2015