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  • 1 Mar 2017
    Steven Rosefielde

    Trump-Politik: Rethinking American National Security

    American-Russian relations are broken, and cannot be repaired until the US foreign policy community takes stock of post-2008 realities. The United States and Western Europe are no longer the poster children of economic prosperity. Their democracies and societies are in turmoil, and Russia has successfully restored its nuclear superpower without Washington taking the slightest public […]

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  • 7 Oct 2016
    Christopher A. Hartwell

    Ukraine’s Economic Reform: Not Learning the Lessons of History

    Drawing on his extensive experience in transition economies, Christopher A. Hartwell explains the current economic divergence between Ukraine and Poland.

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  • 15 Apr 2014
    Alfred Rieber

    Ukraine’s Legacy as a Contested Borderland

    Alfred Rieber, author of The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands, explains why Ukraine's history as a contested borderland continues to shape its politics today.

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  • 1 Apr 2014
    Alfred Rieber

    Uncertain Borders

    As the battle over Crimea rages, Alfred Rieber recounts the long history of conflict and shifting borders in eastern Europe that forms the foundation of his book, The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands.

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  • 9 Feb 2010
    Lucan Way

    What Ukraine’s Election Means for Democracy

    via Foreign Affairs - author Lucan Way on the Ukraine election: In 2004, the world watched as the Orange Revolution unfolded in Ukraine, pitting an insurgent, pro-Western opposition, led by Viktor Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko, against a pro-Russian autocratic government, represented by Viktor Yanukovych. After months of protest, Yushchenko became president in January 2005. Last month, the three faced off against one another in the first round of presidential elections. Yushchenko lost badly, with Yanukovych and Tymoshenko coming out on top, receiving 35 percent and 25 percent of the vote, respectively. A runoff election between the two was held on February 7 to determine Ukraine’s next president. For both better and worse, this election marks a sharp break from 2004: Ukraine is now less dominated by a choice between East and West, yet more mired in rampant cynicism and fears of institutional and political chaos.

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