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18 July, 2016World
What kind of a leader is Germany between the US, China and Russia? How do German politicians view their country’s role in the world? The Ukrainian Week spoke about this to Stephen Szabo, Executive Director of the Washington-based Transatlantic Academy
2 May, 2016
Former deputy director of the IMF’s European Department on the Fund’s cooperation with Ukraine in the past and present, why international creditors distrust Ukraine, and about the role of international lending in Ukraine’s economy
11 April, 2016Politics
Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security on the way American political establishment sees Ukraine today, the stance of the Obama Administration on Russia and expectations of the NATO Summit in Warsaw
14 May, 2015World
Ex-US Ambassador to Russia on the “reset policy”, Russia’s “resource curse”, and main threats of Putin’s policy for the West and Ukraine
1 April, 2015World
The reasons for American inaction
11 November, 2014Politics
“How much everything has changed since January,” is the first thing Geoffrey Pyatt, the US Ambassador to Ukraine, says when we meet to speak to him again. Back then, we discussed sanctions against the “political regime” that was still in place, and the EuroMaidan as a chance which the West and Ukraine cannot afford to waste. Almost ten months later, The Ukrainian Week speaks to Mr. Ambassador about the war with Russia, the US assistance to Ukraine, and the vital priorities for the new Ukrainian government.
19 February, 2014News
Secretary of State John Kerry is expected on Wednesday to again raise the possibility of U.S. sanctions on Ukraine, Reuters reports.
12 February, 2014News
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer told in the interview to Deutsche Welle that the West should target Ukrainian oligarchs with sanctions.
6 January, 2014News
The representatives of Ukrainian diaspora in the United States has met with the Obama administration representative on Friday (January, 3rd) and discussed the possible steps to respond on the growing oppression of the democracy in Ukraine, Ukrayins’ka Pravda reports.
27 December, 2013News
US expressed its grave concern over an emerging pattern of targeted violence and intimidation towards activists and journalists who participated in or reported on the EuroMaidan protests, US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki says.
19 November, 2013News
The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Monday, November 18, calling on Ukrainian officials to release former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko.
30 October, 2013News
A new report by the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Inspector General says organized fraud rings masquerading as travel agencies have taken control of the Diversity Visa program in Ukraine (more known in Ukraine as Green Card). Voice of America website reports.
23 October, 2013News
The integration of Ukraine into Russian-led organizations like Joint Economic Space, the Eurasian Union would recreate the geography of the Soviet Union and the Russian empire, strengthening and emboldening Moscow as a global geopolitical actor.The U.S. needs to assist Ukraine and its European partners in derailing Russia’s pressure tactics for bringing Ukraine into Moscow’s orbit, Senior Research Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy Ariel Cohen in his report for The Heritage Foundation.
5 October, 2013
The stance of all important players is like a naughty joke in the face of a humanitarian disaster
30 September, 2013News
In a replay of the classic East-West rivalry of the Cold War, but with the United States conspicuously on the sidelines, Russia has used economic and security threats to draw post-communist countries into its Eurasian Customs Union and to block the European Union’s Eastern Partnership initiative, Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, writes for WP
20 September, 2013Society
"Not all countries will become successful democracies. But I still think of liberal democracy as the only serious alternative"
19 September, 2013Politics
Instead of dealing with Russia’s mounting economic, social, ethnic, and regional problems, the Putin administration is mobilizing anti-minority, anti-foreigner, and anti-American sentiments to stay afloat
21 August, 2013World
After four years of toiling to “reset” relations with Moscow, on the assumption that Russia can mature into a strategic partner, Washington needs to fundamentally reassess its approach
12 August, 2013News
The United States wants to help Ukraine achieve greater energy independence and support the country's European choice, new U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt said. Interfax-Ukraine quotes
5 August, 2013
US Ambassador John Tefft talks to The Ukrainian Week before the end of his tenure in Ukraine
22 April, 2013Security
Current U.S.’s politics of non-interventionism can severely undermine the credibility of the West
15 April, 2013News
“Instead of focusing on Moscow’s efforts to reabsorb Ukraine the U.S. State Department has given priority to pressuring Kiev on issues relating to democracy, human rights and the rule of law areas,” James A. Lyons, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, was commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations, writes in his opinion for The Washington Times.
28 March, 2013News
“Pro-regime political forces in Ukraine have always spent a lot more on political consultants and lobbyists in Washington than the democratic opposition,” Taras Kuzio, a non-resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS in Washington, claims in his opinion for UPI.
17 December, 2012Politics
The country’s sovereignty will be challenged through a combination of domestic turmoil, Western estrangement, and Russian assertiveness
17 December, 2012Politics
If passed in its universal version and applied world-wide, it could have serious implications for Kyiv
26 November, 2012Politics
Yanukovych & Co do not hide the fact that their strategic goal is to retain control over the country. Society is ready to resist this with bottom-up consolidation and initiative
26 November, 2012Politics
After the contested election victory of the Party of Regions, Ukraine will feel increasingly alone and abandoned by the West.
24 November, 2012Politics
Steven Pifer, long-time diplomat and US Ambassador to Ukraine in 1998-2000, has been known for reserved comments on the Ukrainian government. However, in his latest interview for The Ukrainian Week, Mr. Pifer sharply criticized the backslide on democracy in Ukraine and outlined the impact the October parliamentary election might have on the Ukrainian government’s future relationship with the West.
5 November, 2012World
The EU hopes for Barack Obama to win the election, yet expects global leadership from any US president
2 November, 2012Security
The USA is restricting its global role and reducing its exposure to global disorder, but speculation on its permanent decline are premature
23 October, 2012Culture
American readers and editors prefer more edgy cartoons these days
3 October, 2012Security
Bruce Cumings, professor of International History and East Asian Political Economy at the University of Chicago, told The Ukrainian Week about the peculiarities of Kim Jong-il`s rule, North Korea’s nuclear weapons and how China and US influence the country.
28 September, 2012Politics
The events of the last week are evidence of the increasing likelihood of personal sanctions being imposed against a closer or wider circle of the representatives of the current government to the existing isolation
28 September, 2012Politics
On September 19, 2012 US Senate adopted the resolution on Ukraine.
27 September, 2012Security
American political scientist Ian Bremmer talks about why the global structure is becoming less manageable
12 September, 2012World
Charles Tripp, Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, explains The Ukrainian Week what the quasi-democratic facade of Iraq policy conceals and what challenges Baghdad will face soon
10 September, 2012
Mitt Romney offers a more aggressive tone in relations with Russia and plans to focus more on the problems of Central and Eastern Europe
19 July, 2012Security
Professor of international security studies at the United States Military Academy Kori Schake told The Ukrainian Week about the shifts in U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama
6 July, 2012Politics
By searching for non-existent features of patriotism and statesman-like quality in Ukraine’s top officials, journalists are doing society a disservice
8 June, 2012World
Professor of Political Science at Columbia University Andrew J. Nathan told The Ukrainian Week about the recent geopolitical trends of Asian and Pacific Region and namely about the democratization in Myanmar
17 May, 2012Security
Political analyst Kosuke Takahashi, a former staff writer at Asahi Shimbun and Bloomberg News, is a Tokyo-based expert who writes in both English and Japanese.
6 October, 2011Politics
Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council: “The best thing Ukraine can do to improve its image is to not prosecute the opposition.”
6 October, 2011Politics
Steven Pifer: “You have some people in Europe and the US asking if it is time to apply possible restrictions on certain Ukrainian officials”.
5 August, 2011Politics
The success of Yulia Tymoshenko’s lawsuit against Dmytro Firtash in the U.S.A. will depend on whether she can prove that he has violated the rights of the Ukrainian people
6 June, 2011Politics
Western leaders' selective approach to “defending civic rights” plays into the hands of Yanukovych
2 June, 2011Politics
The US was only able to remove the influence of oligarchs by expanding the governments powers and supporting the middle class during the Great Depression
17 March, 2011Politics
The USA is aware that it must cooperate with the current Ukrainian government
14 March, 2011Politics
The Yanukovych Administration’s image in the West is made by Americans, paid for by Ukrainians and watched closely by Russians
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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
7 November, Hanna Trehub,
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
20 October, Maksym Vikhrov,
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
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
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
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
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