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    Ukrainian Officials Tout Banking Sector Reforms
    Apr27

    Ukrainian Officials Tout Banking Sector Reforms

    When considering the state of Ukraine’s banking reforms, it is important to consider not only what remains to be done, but how much the country has achieved, according to an economic adviser to the Ukrainian government. “The fact that Ukraine is even alive, and surviving, and growing today, is quite amazing given where it was in 2014,”...

    Putin’s Façade
    Apr12

    Putin’s Façade

    At first glance, Russian actions since the 2014 annexation of Crimea appear to signal a resurgence of power in the international system. Increases in military spending, forays into the Middle East, and a foreign policy punching above its weight have all served to remind the world that Russia maintains influence on the global stage. However,...

    US Needs ‘Strategic and Moral Clarity’ for Russia Reset
    Apr04

    US Needs ‘Strategic and Moral Clarity’ for Russia Reset

    The presence of “strategic and moral clarity” in Washington is essential before a reset in the US-Russia relationship can be attempted, John E. Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and a former US ambassador to Ukraine, said in Washington on March 28. US President Donald J. Trump has expressed a desire for...

    US Lawmakers Remain Firm on Russia Sanctions
    Mar27

    US Lawmakers Remain Firm on Russia Sanctions

    US sanctions on Russia, imposed in response to the annexation of Crimea in 2014, must not only be maintained, “they should be tightened,” according to Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH). As recently as March 20, Russia has performed military drills practicing “offensive and defensive operations,” in Crimea, Chabot said, adding: “The fact that Russia has...

    Relations with Russia: A Strategy of ‘Constrainment’
    Mar17

    Relations with Russia: A Strategy of ‘Constrainment’

    Three years ago this month, Russia illegally annexed Crimea and laid the groundwork for its ongoing campaign to destabilize Ukraine. That moment marked the end of a period of more than twenty years when the countries of the West looked to Russia as a partner. Of course, even before 2014, Russia had demonstrated a pattern of destabilizing...

    Ukraine Confident US Support Will Not Waver
    Jan19

    Ukraine Confident US Support Will Not Waver

    ‘Channeling Brussels’ with Yehor Bozhok, Ukraine’s acting head of mission at NATO While the United States’ allies in Europe have been shaken by US President-elect Donald Trump’s description of NATO as “obsolete” and his suggestion that he may consider relaxing US sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine,...

    Tillerson Provides a Glimmer of Hope for Ukraine
    Jan12

    Tillerson Provides a Glimmer of Hope for Ukraine

    At his confirmation hearing on January 11, Rex Tillerson went a long way toward assuaging skeptics who feared that his past relationships with Russian leaders might translate into a naïve and weak approach toward the Kremlin. This was apparent from the start with his confirmation statement that was released the evening before his testimony. He...

    Tillerson’s Views on Russia Remain Murky
    Jan12

    Tillerson’s Views on Russia Remain Murky

    Russia dominated the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s grilling of Rex Tillerson, whose views on the country have been the subject of much speculation. As chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil, Tillerson had extensive business dealings with Russia. The senators used that experience at Tillerson’s confirmation hearing...

    Trump Must Stand Up to Russian Cyberattacks
    Jan11

    Trump Must Stand Up to Russian Cyberattacks

    In light of the intelligence report unequivocally attributing cyberattacks during the US presidential election to Russia, US President-elect Donald Trump must take stock of the magnitude and implications of the Kremlin’s actions, and react appropriately, according to John E. Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu...

    US-Romania Ties in Need of an Upgrade
    Dec21

    US-Romania Ties in Need of an Upgrade

    There are several reasons why Donald Trump’s administration must upgrade the relationship with Romania—an important US partner in Eastern Europe. Romania is an enduring friend and ally—from a cultural, security, and military standpoint—and offers a wealth of economic opportunities. It aspires to be more present on Washington’s...

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