Laura Cooper: “The United States is steady in its assistance to Ukraine, and we have been before the elections, we are during this period of time, and we will be after”
The Ukrainian Week talked with Acting U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on the act of aggression in the Kerch Strait and the military assistance to Ukraine.
Who benefits and who loses from US troops withdrawal from Syria
|12 December, 2018||Breaking news|
More than thirty members from the Democratic and Republican Parties acted as co-authors of the resolution
|28 November, 2018||Breaking news|
U.S. President says he is considering canceling his scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Argentina this week over Russia's detention of Ukrainian sailors
|12 October, 2018||World|
During the 28th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój (Poland) The Ukrainian Week discussed with the President of the Center for the Study of New Generation Warfare about the situation in the Black Sea and the historical and modern aspects of the confrontation between the USA and Russia.
|7 October, 2018||Breaking news|
Training will focus on air sovereignty, air interdiction, air-to-ground integration, air mobility operations, aeromedical evacuation, cyber defense, and personnel recovery
|17 September, 2018||World|
Would NATO be better off without Turkey? Ankara is now having a furious row with America and its other military allies.
|5 September, 2018||Breaking news|
Washington has been expanding defense deals with Kyiv amid increased threats from Russia, but the cooperation may increasingly go both ways
|21 May, 2018||World|
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?
|18 July, 2016||World|
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, 2016||Politics|
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, 2015||World|
Michael McFaul: Putin believes that time is on his side: that the West will become disinterested and Ukraine will fail with reforms
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, 2015||World|
The reasons for American inaction
|11 November, 2014||Politics|
“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, 2014||News|
Secretary of State John Kerry is expected on Wednesday to again raise the possibility of U.S. sanctions on Ukraine, Reuters reports.
|12 February, 2014||News|
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, 2014||News|
Ukrainian diaspora in US called on Obama administration to impose sanctions against Ukrainian authorities
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, 2013||News|
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, 2013||News|
The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Monday, November 18, calling on Ukrainian officials to release former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko.
|30 October, 2013||News|
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, 2013||News|
Expert: It is in the national interest of the United States to prevent Ukraine from becoming a Russian satellite
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, 2013||News|
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, 2013||Society|
"Not all countries will become successful democracies. But I still think of liberal democracy as the only serious alternative"
|19 September, 2013||Politics|
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, 2013||World|
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, 2013||News|
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, 2013||Security|
Current U.S.’s politics of non-interventionism can severely undermine the credibility of the West
|15 April, 2013||News|
James Lyons: allowing Moscow to drag Ukraine into a revived quasi-USSR relationship is not in U.S. interests
“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, 2013||News|
Taras Kuzio: Ukraine's leaders fear the United States while looking at the European Union in a cynical manner
“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, 2012||Politics|
The country’s sovereignty will be challenged through a combination of domestic turmoil, Western estrangement, and Russian assertiveness
|17 December, 2012||Politics|
If passed in its universal version and applied world-wide, it could have serious implications for Kyiv
|26 November, 2012||Politics|
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, 2012||Politics|
After the contested election victory of the Party of Regions, Ukraine will feel increasingly alone and abandoned by the West.
|24 November, 2012||Politics|
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, 2012||World|
The EU hopes for Barack Obama to win the election, yet expects global leadership from any US president
|2 November, 2012||Security|
The USA is restricting its global role and reducing its exposure to global disorder, but speculation on its permanent decline are premature
|23 October, 2012||Culture|
American readers and editors prefer more edgy cartoons these days
|3 October, 2012||Security|
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, 2012||Politics|
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, 2012||Politics|
On September 19, 2012 US Senate adopted the resolution on Ukraine.
|27 September, 2012||Security|
American political scientist Ian Bremmer talks about why the global structure is becoming less manageable
|12 September, 2012||World|
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, 2012||Security|
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, 2012||Politics|
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, 2012||World|
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, 2012||Security|
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, 2011||Politics|
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, 2011||Politics|
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, 2011||Politics|
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, 2011||Politics|
Western leaders' selective approach to “defending civic rights” plays into the hands of Yanukovych
|2 June, 2011||Politics|
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, 2011||Politics|
The USA is aware that it must cooperate with the current Ukrainian government
|14 March, 2011||Politics|
The Yanukovych Administration’s image in the West is made by Americans, paid for by Ukrainians and watched closely by Russians