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Ukraine’s New Cabinet

Source: World Affairs Written by Alexander J. Motyl How should we evaluate Ukraine’s just-completed process of forming a new coalition and cabinet? For starters, coalitions and cabinets are routinely changed in democracies. Devious presidents, devious prime ministers, and devious parliamentarians are also business as usual. So, too, are horse…
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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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Why is Ukraine stalling on reforms?

Written by: Sergey Aleksashenko Source: Brookings Ukrainian president Viktor Yanokuvich’s refusal to sign the agreement on the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) in November 2013 prompted civil unrest in Kiev, which later became known as “Euromaidan”. After unsuccessful attempts to quell the protest, in February 2014,…
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