September 14, 2005
Ukrainian expert Adrian Karatnycky says President Viktor Yushchenko fired his entire cabinet, including his prime minister, the popular Yulia Tymoshenko, to end a brewing political crisis precipitate…
March 29, 2017
President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Joseph S. Nye, who coined…
December 28, 2016
The world has just experienced a watershed year for populist politics, with antiestablishment challengers winning elections and illiberal regimes modeling an alternative, says expert Yascha Mounk.
February 8, 2010
Despite fears to the contrary, the apparent presidential victory of Viktor Yanukovych in some ways bolsters the democratic gains of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, says Steven Pifer.
October 18, 2011
The sentencing of former Ukraine prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko reflects her rivalry with President Viktor Yanukovych and could affect Ukraine’s eurozone bid, says New York Times Moscow bureau chief…
November 14, 2014
Outmatched by the Russian military, Ukrainian forces require more support from the Pentagon, including defensive weapons, says expert Steven Pifer.
May 19, 2014
Ukraine’s May 25 elections will likely proceed amid attempted disruptions by separatists in the east and U.S. officials should be prepared to bolster support for the government, says former ambassado…
March 10, 2014
Russia’s president is now seen by many in the West as an international outlaw for his actions in Crimea, and his intervention could still expand, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
March 21, 2014
With the annexation of Crimea and rhetoric about protecting Russians in the near abroad, President Vladimir Putin has helped launch a new stage of relations that poses threats to Russia’s neighbors a…
March 3, 2014
Negotiating a Russian withdrawal from Crimea is still possible, but U.S. and Western leaders have options to strengthen Ukraine if the situation worsens, says CFR President Richard N. Haass.