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      Kennan Cable No.14: Breaking the Ukrainian Procuracy
      Jan21

      Kennan Cable No.14: Breaking the Ukrainian Procuracy

      Securing the gains of revolution is often more difficult than the act of insurrection itself. The 2014 Maidan uprising has proven to be no exception to this rule, and despite notable achievements over the past two years, a growing consensus now exists that the reform process has hit a considerable, and potentially fatal roadblock: the...

      Stand Up for Georgia
      Jan08

      Stand Up for Georgia

      With a new prime minister in former foreign and economics minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Georgia has an opportunity to reinvigorate its democracy and economy. But two main challenges lie ahead for him: organizing free and fair parliamentary elections next October while reviving the fortunes of his Georgian Dream coalition, and stimulating the...

      Kennan Cable No.13: What Ukraine Can Learn from Other Countries’ Experiences with PTSD
      Jan05

      Kennan Cable No.13: What Ukraine Can Learn from Other Countries’ Experiences with PTSD

      Ukrainian soldiers walk outside a hospital in Artemivsk, February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Despite continuing reports of sporadic shelling in eastern Ukraine and breaches of the Minsk agreement, there is hope that the heavy fighting may be drawing to a close. But the human toll of the war will continue to be felt in Ukraine for a long time...

      Song of Ukraine: Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Lead Singer of Okean Elzy, Shares His Vision for the Future
      Dec16

      Song of Ukraine: Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Lead Singer of Okean Elzy, Shares His Vision for the Future

      It’s not unusual to describe a prominent political figure as a figurative “rock star.” Well in the case of social activist, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, lead vocalist for Okean Elzy (the most successful post-Soviet rock band in Ukraine), it happens to be literally true. The rock icon is also a well-known advocate of Ukrainian national identity and...

      Russia’s Moving Targets
      Dec15

      Russia’s Moving Targets

      To receive an email when a new post becomes available, please subscribe here. Measuring the success of Russia’s largest and most recent “cross-border” projects—Ukraine and Syria—is extremely difficult. What could be considered Russia’s ultimate goals there? …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

      Book Launch: Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine
      Dec02

      Book Launch: Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine

      Photo credit: “OSCE SMM monitoring the movement of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine (16544235410)” by OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Licensed under Directions: Directions to the Wilson Center …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

      “So Who Is Felix? An Exploration of the Illusion of Nostalgia for Empire”
      Nov23

      “So Who Is Felix? An Exploration of the Illusion of Nostalgia for Empire”

      Join us for a discussion with Ukrainian author and translator Sophia Andrukhovych, centering on her book Felix Austria (2014). In this novel, Andrukhovych introduces the reader to the history of her hometown of Ivano-Frankivsk and uses the example of one rather bizarre family to explore the Ukrainian myth of “Austrian happiness.” Reception to...

      Building an Education Marshall Plan for Ukraine
      Nov20

      Building an Education Marshall Plan for Ukraine

      This event is cosponsored by the American Center for a European Ukraine. Directions: Directions to the Wilson Center …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

      Does Paris Open a Door for Putin?
      Nov19

      Does Paris Open a Door for Putin?

      Russia essentially has been an outcast nation ever since its annexation of Crimea in February 2014 and subsequent military engagement in eastern Ukraine. The United States and the European Union (EU) imposed sectoral sanctions on Russia that, combined with the collapse of price of oil, have thrown the country into a deep economic recession. On...

      The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine
      Nov17

      The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

      Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense battle with Russia to preserve its economic and political independence. But today’s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine’s existence as a separate nation. Situated between Central Europe and Russia, Ukraine was shaped by the empires that have used it as a...

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