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21 JuneSociety
How to overcome Russian cultural domination
8 JuneWorld
Why Great Britain is losing clout on the international arena
6 JuneSociety
How the media helped pave the way for Russkiy Mir in the independent Ukraine
5 JuneEconomics
Reforms in the roadways management system are starting to show results
4 JuneEconomics
Why Ukraine should focus on developing its domestic transport infrastructure
30 MaySociety
At the end of April, the Ministry of Information Policy published results of polls from Donetsk Oblast. According to organizers, they were conducted on both sides of the conflict line
28 MaySociety
The appointment of a new ombudswoman revealed that the law on this representative figure needs to be changed to protect the post from political influence
24 MaySociety
On May 16, Ukrainian filmmaker currently jailed in Russia as a political prisoner went on a hunger strike. In a public letter he wrote that he would only stop the strike if all 64 Ukrainian prisoners jailed in Russia for politically-motivated grounds are released
24 MayPolitics
The opposition in Ukraine is mostly reactive and it chooses actions that will be most useful for criticizing the current Administration or gaining the attention of a specific part of the electorate. What Ukraine needs most right now is a consolidating program and a party that could present its own alternative for the country
24 MayPolitics
The strange multiplication by division of political parties in Ukraine and their internecine infighting
21 MaySociety
Why are Ukrainian users more and more often finding themselves banned by Facebook?
21 MayHistory
Henryk Józewski represents some of the most interesting aspects in the Ukrainian-Polish history of the 20th century. What was his legacy as the voievode of Volyn and why he resigned on April 13, 1938
21 MayEconomics
The Kremlin's gas pipelines bypassing Ukraine are a threat to the country's energy security. What can it do to protect itself from upcoming risks
21 MayWorld
The Ukrainian Week asks American think-tankers and diplomats three questions: 1. Is Ukraine seen as part of Russia’s sphere of influence in the US? 2. Why a part of the American establishment believes that Ukraine should be attributed to Russia’s orbit? 3. What can Ukraine do to counter this approach?
21 May
Director General of the NATO International Military Staff on NATO’s readiness to face hybrid challenges from Russia, expectations for NATO’s upcoming summit in Brussels, and about how Ukraine can contribute to international security
17 MayPolitics
NYT’s Andrew Kramer claims that “Four cases involving Paul J. Manafort have been effectively frozen by Ukraine’s chief prosecutor. Ukrainian officials are wary of offending President Trump.” How true is this?
8 May
Amour-Auguste-Louis-Joseph Berthelot, better known as baron de Baye (1853-1931), was a member of Société de Géographie, the world's oldest geographical society based in Paris. In the late 19th century, he made unique photographs of Ukrainians as he travelled across the country for an archeological expedition. Baron de Baye left behind a series of works on Ukraine, including Etudes sur l'archéologie de l'Ukraine antérieure à notre ère (1895), Kiev, la mère des villes russes (1896), En Petite-Russie: souvenirs d'une mission (1903), En Crimée (1908) and more. All of his works were published in Paris.
4 May
Director of The Cyborgs, Her Heart and Haytarma, speaks about contemporary Ukrainian film, about propaganda in movies, about what unites Crimean Tatars today, and about Crimea House in Kyiv, which Seitablayev has been running since early 2017
4 May
My deep sympathy for Ukraine and commitment for the Maidan revolution originated in the awareness of the persistence of the soviet system in Eastern Europe despite the collapse of USSR and of the communist empire. This persistence has been dramatically enhanced by the choice of continuity by Russia, the absence of any trial of communist crimes, the hold on power of the same ruling class through apparent changes, and of the same political mores: a blend of secret police and high scale corruption
26 April
Former special representative of the Austrian OSCE chairperson-in-office for the Transnistrian settlement process about options for the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, the motivation for friendship between Austrian and Russian politicians, and about ways in which the experience with the Transnistrian conflict can be useful for Ukraine
26 April
French political analyst Nicolas Tenzer about the diplomatic crisis between the West and Russia, the state of Franco-Russian relations, and the prospects for reviving negotiations in the Normandy format
26 AprilEconomics
Deputy Minister of Finance on the revised plans for a strategic restructuring of the state banking sector in 2018-2022
26 AprilEconomics
Ukraine’s banking system needs to be put to work serving the national economic interest
26 AprilEconomics
Where Ukraine’s banking system is moving
26 AprilWorld
How the re-election of Vladimir Putin revealed Russia’s weaknesses and can benefit Ukraine
26 AprilSociety
The volunteer movement and civic activists have won the trust of most Ukrainians. Still, the number of people in Ukraine that join their initiatives remains small
20 AprilSociety
How a volunteer project explores and transforms the country
19 AprilPolitics
As other candidates fumble to establish a footing, Yulia Tymoshenko is busy mobilizing resources for a third presidential run
19 AprilSociety
Chair of the Seminar of Health Sciences and Health Policy at the University of Lucerne and Director of Swiss Paraplegic Research about why rehabilitation will take a crucial place in modern societies and healthcare, how it helps national economies and how long a healthcare reform takes
3 April
Founded in 1796 by magnate Stanislaw Potocki for his wife Zofia, this arboretum is home to over 2,000 local and exotic plants, landscaping designs from the early 19th century inspired by Greek myths admired by Zofia, originally from Greece, and beautiful scenery at any time of year
2 April
Finance Minister about reforming the State Fiscal Service and other challenges facing Ukraine’s domestic economy
2 AprilHistory
On March 2, 1919, the Polish government decided to polonize and colonialize Volynhia, as the Volyn region of Ukraine was then known
23 MarchPolitics
What cyberthreats Ukraine is likely to face in 2019 elections, and what it is doing to prevent them
23 MarchPolitics
Who wins the next election won’t be decided by the voters who are now supporting various parties and candidates but by those who will vacillate until the very last minute
23 MarchPolitics
What those in power and opposition are likely to do to improve their rates and mobilize the electorate
23 MarchPolitics
Undecided voters are a tasty morsel for parties that are not in the Verkhovna Rada, yet none of these parties has much of a chance of winning them over in significant numbers
23 MarchSociety
What threats face Ukraine if a fragmented Verkhovna Rada is elected that does not represent the interests of the majority of Ukrainians?
13 MarchPolitics
Could Ukraine’s armed forces have prevailed in Crimea?
13 March
Head of Ukraine’s Mission to NATO on the prospects of NATO expansion, Ukraine’s plans on defense reform, and the impact of politics on security considerations within the Alliance
13 MarchPolitics
What’s new for Ukraine’s defense and security institutions in the President’s national security draft law?
13 MarchPolitics
An update from the occupied parts of the Donbas: monuments to Russian volunteers, shutdown of mobile connection, new arrests of ministers
2 MarchHistory
What shaped the aristocratic tradition in politics between the Cossack period and the liberation struggle in 1917-1920
28 February
Founded by the Koto-Yarmarok volunteer charity fund, the Center for Adoption of Cats opened at the animal clinic at 39, Dmytrivska St. in Kyiv in December. Rescued from the streets and treated by vets, the cats are waiting to go their new homes
28 February
Deputy Chair of the National Bank of Ukraine Council and Honorary President of the Kyiv School of Economics on monetary policy, mid-term risks, fundamental problems in Ukraine’s economy, the role of confidence and the restoration of fairness in economic development
28 FebruarySociety
The good, the bad and the ugly about emigration from Ukraine—and some surprising numbers
27 February
On February 26, the main conference to plan Ukraine-U.S. Sea Breeze 2018 drills kicked off in Odesa. The goal is to finalize the plan, agree on the scenario and exercise issues, define the forces, tools and format of the drills, do reconnaissance of the areas where the drills will take place. Participants include the navies of Ukraine and the U.S., as well as Bulgaria, UK, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Estonia, Canada, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Turkey and Sweden. The drills will involve representatives of other units from Ukraine's Armed Forces and law enforcement entities.
26 FebruarySociety
Compared to many other countries in Europe, Ukraine’s religious life is very active, although there is no state religion. So how do politics and religion work together here?
26 FebruarySociety
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate is expanding its influence and propaganda in Donbas
21 FebruaryPolitics
The shambolic renovation of the Central Electoral Commission, which has been in progress for several years now, looks about to be finally concluded. On Feb. 5, the President submitted a list of candidates to the Verkhovna Rada and this suggests that the process is finally being unblocked
21 FebruaryPolitics
Important aspects of the new Deoccupation Law
21 February
Deputy Justice Minister and the Ombudsman to the European Court of Human Rights on official evidence of the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine's territory
21 FebruaryPolitics
Who is fighting against Ukrainian military in Donbas
14 FebruarySociety
Why migration from Ukraine rises and won’t stop any time soon
14 FebruarySociety
How Ukraine’s talk shows work
5 February
Professor of the London University about the way Ukrainians perceive the EU, the impact of the Russian propaganda and the recipe for Ukraine to improve its image internationally
5 February
Ukraine’s Prime-Minister about economic strategy, innovative development, the future of state monopolies, and the large-scaled privatizations planned for 2018
2 FebruarySociety
In a recent poll, Razumkov Center, a sociology group, has found that 73% of Ukrainians fully or partly agree with the statement that political parties which spend a long time in power always have tainted reputation. So they only believe new political forces and their leaders
2 FebruarySociety
Trends in Donbas given the whirlwind of socio-economic changes and the background of permanent conflict on the front
1 FebruarySociety
2017 was not exceptional nor a turning point in Ukrainian politics. However, it exposed the threats behind the bustle of its main players much more clearly
1 FebruaryEconomics
How Ukraine’s joint ventures with EU countries in the energy sector develop
1 FebruaryEconomics
A conflict between different groups of influence in government for control over state-owned oil and gas assets threatens to undermine the country's energy security
25 JanuaryEconomics
How likely is it that companies with a global reach will emerge in Ukraine to also become the drivers of an economic breakthrough?
25 JanuaryPolitics
How Ukraine’s security, defence and the capability to counter hybrid aggression changed in 2017
23 JanuarySociety
For Ukrainians incarcerated in the occupied territories and in the Russian Federation itself, things could get much worse in 2018. Only serious international pressure is likely to make Moscow release these political prisoners
10 JanuarySociety
What will change for teachers and students in 2018
10 JanuarySociety
Why Ukraine cannot yield to the pressure from its neighbors and how it can protect the state language
22 December, 2017Politics
What, ultimately, is the essence and the purpose of Oleh Liashko, the leader of the modern radicals?
22 December, 2017Politics
What explains the tug-o-war between various enforcement agencies in Ukraine
21 December, 2017
How the refusal to recycle waste ruins Ukraine
7 December, 2017
Kleptocracy Initiative Executive Director on European and American havens for ill-gotten money, their impact on democratic systems and the ways to dismantle them
7 December, 2017
Former Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy at the McCain Institute and President of Freedom House on his new book and the forecast on America’s foreign policy
7 December, 2017
Deputy Chief of Staff of NATO’s Military Partnerships Directorate about the role of the Ukrainian military in the Alliance’s operations, and the interest of Western military in Ukraine’s Anti-Terrorist Operation and Russia’s Zapad 2017 exercise
5 December, 2017Politics
What is known as of December 5
4 December, 2017Society
What exactly is being produced in Ukraine today, what does the army still need, and how much of this can be provided by the domestic defense industry?
4 December, 2017Society
What kind of model is needed for the de-occupation of ORDiLO?
20 November, 2017Politics
Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
20 November, 2017Politics
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
20 November, 2017Politics
According to recent sociological studies, there have been no significant changes in the mood of Ukrainians over the last three years. The scarcity of demonstrations cannot be attributed to loyalty to the current government, but rather to the fact that the opposition is equally far away from understanding what the citizens need and how these needs can be met
7 November, 2017Society
Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
20 October, 2017Politics
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
19 October, 2017Politics
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
18 October, 2017Politics
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
5 October, 2017History
What national policy was like in the USSR
4 October, 2017Society
How the local women of Bakhmut change their region at home and perception of it elsewhere in Ukraine
3 October, 2017Society
How the Kremlin propaganda is affecting Ukrainian Muslims
26 September, 2017
Speaker of Lithuania’s Seimas about solutions to the gas monopoly problem in Europe, campaign against emigration of Lithuanians, and a Marshall Plan for Ukraine
21 September, 2017Society
The Ukrainian Week spoke to representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate at the Ministry of Defence about his department's work, Russian military in Ukraine and the threats it is facing
19 September, 2017World
How the Russian opposition sees Ukraine
15 September, 2017Economics
How energy efficiency helps energy security and saves for the future
15 September, 2017
UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women on her visit to Ukraine
15 September, 2017Economics
What’s going to happen to the hryvnia on the currency market
15 September, 2017Economics
Assertions that Ukraine’s economy continues to evolve as a raw materials one as a result of reorienting itself on trade with the European Union do not reflect reality
11 September, 2017Politics
President Poroshenko's state of the nation address to the Rada
1 September, 2017Economics
New growth areas in the Ukrainian agricultural sector are gradually changing the industry
1 September, 2017
Why Ukraine's healthcare system needs to change
1 September, 2017Society
Deputy Minister of Health Oleksandr Linchevskiy talked to The Ukrainian Week about the reform of Ukraine’s medical system
31 August, 2017History
A historian looks at the crucial cult of the Soviet Union
21 August, 2017Politics
Candidates for positions in the renewed Supreme Court have one last barrier to overcome
18 August, 2017Politics
Although Ukraine formally only passed its Constitution five years into independence, significant changes to the Basic Law took place even before the Soviet Union went into collapse
18 August, 2017Politics
Who wants a change of Ukraine’s Constitution, and why
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The shadow of Kremlin’s prisoners over the 2018 World Cup
today, Alla Lazareva,
After the US withdrawal from the Iran treaty, indignant EU governments are looking for new ways to keep agreements with Tehran
yesterday, Michael Binyon,
Hungary and Poland are challenging the EU’s commitment to liberal democracy
22 June, The Economist,
How to overcome Russian cultural domination
21 June, Denys Kazanskyi,
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