Ukraine

Words of Encouragement

written by May 27, 2014
Words of Encouragement By Elizabeth Pond   They came to celebrate, to mourn, and to warn. Over five days in mid-May global glitterati gathered in...

Are Ukrainians Europeans?

written by April 25, 2014
By Elizabeth Pond Ukrainian desire to be European tragically matured at the wrong time Protests pressing the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych to drop the country’s...

What is at Stake in Ukraine

written by April 21, 2014
By Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller and Dr. Daniela Schwarzer Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its efforts to destabilize the transitional government in Kyiv have reframed the...

Outgunned and alone

written by April 18, 2014
By Elizabeth Pond If Russia attacks openly, Ukraine’s military will be no match for Putin’s forces With the situation in Donetsk and elsewhere escalating, and...

Ukraine’s Maximum Danger

written by April 11, 2014
By Elizabeth Pond There is a reason for President Barack Obama's plea to Russian President Vladimir Putin today to pull back the massed Russian troops...

Hard vs. Soft Power

written by March 31, 2014
By Elizabeth Pond Risks and rewards in the international battle over the future of Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin is gambling that his superior short-term...

Merkel Shows Her Mettle

written by March 24, 2014
By Elizabeth Pond Reacting to Crimean annexation, Merkel sets a hard line precedent It was not inevitable that Angela Merkel would become Europe's geopolitical as...