Letting go

Approaching its one-year anniversary date, the February 2015 Minsk II settlement agreement to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass is not faring well. All of its provisions were to have been implemented by Dec….


Стивен Пайфер: Запад может прийти к выводу, что ситуацию в Украине невозможно исправить

На протяжении 25 лет своей дипломатической карьеры Стивен Пайфер работал в странах бывшего СССР. В 1998-2000 годах занимал должность Чрезвычайного и Полномочного Посла США в Украине. Кроме того, долгое время работал в дипломатических службах США…


Mr. Lavrov, Russia, and the Budapest Memorandum

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gave a lengthy press conference on January 26, in which he reflected on the performance of Russian diplomacy in 2015. Among a number of issues, he addressed Moscow’s obligations under…

Challenges Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.

Ukraine’s challenges for 2016

Ukraine faces another difficult year as it grapples with two daunting challenges: Russia’s continuing effort to use the unsettled conflict in the Donbas to destabilize Kiev, and the need to implement critical economic reforms. In…

Dinpropetrovsk governor Igor Kolomoisky resignation in Ukraine

Star Wars in Ukraine: Poroshenko vs Kolomoisky

An embattled president goes head to head with an irrepressible oligarch. GENEVA, Switzerland — One evening in late October, the skies above Dnipropetrovsk whirled with the sound of helicopters. Below, armored vehicles and a 500-strong…


Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts Law “On state service”

The Law determines the principles, legal and organizational grounds to ensure public, professional, politically-unbiased, effective, citizen-oriented state service functioning in the interests of the state and the society, as well as the order of exercising…