Ukraine

think tank

EU-Ukraine Relations after the Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections
EU-Ukraine Relations after the Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections

A new "Plan B" for Brussels' policies toward Kiev

18/05/2016 | by Andreas Umland, Iryna Solonenko | Ukraine, Enlargement Process

After the manipulated elections to Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada in October 2012, Brussels' relations with Kiev are deadlocked. Ukraine is not fulfilling the signing conditions for the pre-initialed Association Agreement with the EU. Here an eight-point outline of further and alternative actions for the European Union.

ip journal

How to Help Ukraine
How to Help Ukraine

The time is ripe for the West to support Ukrainian civil society rather than its oligarchs

10/03/2015 | by Yevhen Hlibovytsky | Ukraine, European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)

Past attempts to support Ukrainian reform have rarely met with success, in part because the international community often overlooked the central role played by Ukraine’s growing civil society. Further strengthening it now should be one starting point for renewed engagement, while assistance for Ukraine’s military reforms should be another.

Artikel

Brush Up Your Russian, NATO!
The Atlantic alliance needs to acquire a more sophisticated understanding of Vladimir Putin’s state
12/01/2015 | by Andrew Monaghan
The West has ruled out military action in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine. This does not mean, however, that military tools are irrelevant. NATO should learn lessons from the war in Ukraine, examining the use of its weapons and tactics and developing a sophisticated response to them.
Category War/Warfare, Ukraine, Europe
Time to Find Common Ground
Why the Ukraine crisis would be a good starting point for closer German-Chinese cooperation
27/11/2014 | by Jing Huang
China may have cut an energy deal with Russia, but its long-term interests are not well served by President Vladimir Putin’s policies. On the contrary, Beijing benefits from a peaceful solution to the Ukraine crisis, not least for domestic reasons. The United States, however, cannot be a partner, which leaves Europe – and especially Germany.
Category International Policy/Relations, Ukraine, Germany, China
The Buffer Zone Illusion
There is no “Austrian solution” for Ukraine
22/09/2014 | by Piotr Buras
NATO will not help Ukraine directly – and neither will the European Union. But those who think they can turn it into a buffer between the West and Russia are wrong. A more imaginative and flexible concept is needed than trying to make 2014 Ukraine into 1950s Austria.
Category Conflicts and Strategies, Ukraine
Are Ukrainians Europeans?
Ukrainian desire to be European tragically matured at the wrong time
23/04/2014 | by Elizabeth Pond
Protests pressing the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych to drop the country’s fealty to Moscow and sign an association agreement with the European Union instead sparked the present crisis. With Russia now threatening to invade Eastern and Southern Ukraine as well, perhaps the obverse question is even more relevant: Does the West think of Ukraine as European?
Category War/Warfare, Ukraine, Russia
EU-Ukraine Relations after the Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections
A new "Plan B" for Brussels' policies toward Kiev
20/11/2012 | by Andreas Umland, Iryna Solonenko
After the manipulated elections to Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada in October 2012, Brussels' relations with Kiev are deadlocked. Ukraine is not fulfilling the signing conditions for the pre-initialed Association Agreement with the EU. Here an eight-point outline of further and alternative actions for the European Union.
Category Enlargement Process, European Union, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Eastern Europe
The people said No, and that started it
Aleksander Kwasniewski talking to Warsaw’s Polityka
01/01/2005 | by Aleksander Kwasniewski
The Polish President who played a key role in discussions regarding the 2004 Ukraine elections reveals insights into how the current result came about.
Category Democratization/System Change, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Europe
Ukraine’s Most Dangerous Hour
The Orange Revolution’s victory changes the art of the possible
01/01/2005 | by James Sherr
New President Viktor Yushchenko’s success will stand or fall on his ability to change the nature and not simply the image of the system that has governed Ukraine for the past fourteen years.
Category Democratization/System Change, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Europe