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Global news through Ukrainian Prism

Written by Serhiy Herasymchuk, Project Coordinator, Foreign Policy Council "Ukrainian Prism" The last weeks of the troubled summer of 2016 have proven once again that safety and finding ways to guarantee it are the dominant topics on the international agenda. International terrorism is in first place amongst the major security challenges…
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25 Years of Ukraine’s Independence

Written by Alexander J. Motyl Source: World Affairs Journal Ukraine’s biggest achievement since independence in 1991 is to have confounded its critics, ill-wishers, and the Kremlin by surviving as a democratic state. Many expected Ukraine to be short-lived. And many others expected it to follow in the footsteps of its post-Soviet neighbors and…
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Global Ukraine created a communication platform to support modernizing Ukraine and to facilitate the implementation of effective reforms in the country’s foreign political activities

Global Ukraine created a communication platform to support modernizing Ukraine and to facilitate the implementation of effective reforms in the country's foreign political activities. These were the main subjects of the III Global Ukrainians Forum, which took place 15-16 July in Kyiv. The International Organization Global Ukraine was the organizer…
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A Donbas strategy going forward

Written by Alexander J. Motyl Source: World Affairs The following is an interview with George Woloshyn. George Woloshyn is a frequent commentator on Ukrainian affairs. He was the head of the National Preparedness Directorate at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and previously the Associate Director at the Office of Personnel Management…
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Russia’s Hybrid Warfare is Harming German

Written by Ruth Forsyth Source: Atlantic Council Among the multiple crises currently taking place on the European continent, another serious threat has been unfolding. Russia is actively seeking to harm and destabilize Germany. Taken together, Russian actions against Germany represent another example of hybrid warfare targeting the legitimacy of…
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Is Ukraine’s economic potential its destiny?

Written by Alexander J. Motyl Source: World Affairs The following is an interview with Ukraine investor, Ian Hague. MOTYL: As a Founding Partner of Firebird Management LLC, a fund management company focusing on the capital markets of the former Soviet Union, you’ve pursued investment opportunities in Ukraine since 1994. Whence this long-standing…
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Time for Ukraine to Take the Initiative

Written by Alexander J. Motyl Source: World Affairs Vladimir Putin’s maneuverings with the West and Ukraine are often compared to a game of chess. The comparison is spot on, with one qualification. Contrary to the image of grandmaster he prefers, the Russian president more closely resembles a loudmouthed barroom player who slams pieces against…
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Taking in the Irrepressible Energy of Kiev, Ukraine

Written by Gary Shteyngart Source: Travel+ Leisure So much of Ukraine's past is marked by the scars of war and loss, yet its capital has persevered despite such adversity. And even as new tensions take hold in the former Soviet region, Kyiv remains a cosmopolitan city with a strong culture, a striving populace, and an indelible spirit of hope.…
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Two Cheers for Cold War!

Written by Alexander J. Motyl Source: Atlantic Council Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev’s recent suggestion that Russia and the West are embroiled in cold war provoked hasty denials by Western policymakers and commentators. In fact, Medvedev was right: cold war between Russia and the West does exist. But the West’s denials were…
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Ukrainian cooking shakes off the old Soviet fur coat

Written by Felicity Cloake Source: NewStatesman Forget the stereotype: Ukranian cuisine is about more than just borscht, as a new cookbook shows. “Potatoes,” Olia Hercules fumes. “Everyone thinks I’ve written a book about bloody potatoes.” It must be said that there is the odd spud in Mamushka (Mitchell Beazley), her surprisingly colourful…
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