Imagine a worst-case scenario in which Moscow one day decides to use its full arsenal of conventional weaponry – including air as well as maritime power,...

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A glance at Turkey’s previous coups hints at a remarkably complex picture of evolving military and state institutions reacting to 60 years of geopolitical and...

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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....

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The most frequently used label for the current conflict in Eastern Europe, the “Ukraine Crisis,” is doubly misleading. It not only distracts from the predominant...

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Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the head of the LDPR party, envisaged a southern enlargement of the Russian state that would go significantly further than a re-occupation...

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

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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...

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The War in Donbas Up-close

The concluding panel of the second day of the Danyliw Seminar 2015 featured two presentations on observing the war in Ukraine’s East (parts of the Donbas region) through data available from open and official sources (presentation by Ralph S. Clem) and through immediate observation (presentation by Hilde Haug of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine).
Oleh KotsyubaOctober 24, 2015

On Radosław Sikorski's Othering of Ukraine at Harvard

In Sikorski’s view, Poland and Ukraine demonstrate two diverging trajectories of development after the fall of communism: that of success and of failure respectively. At the beginning of the 1990s the two countries had almost equal starting positions (and Ukraine had an even better one), but then their paths diverged. Sikorski states that the main reason is the behavior of their elites.
Volodymyr SklokinDecember 8, 2014