Ukraine

 

Crisis in Ukraine

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  • Strategic Europe
    The OSCE’s Near-Impossible Mission in Ukraine
    Judy Dempsey March 5, 2015

    The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe discusses the task of monitoring the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and the future of European security.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Sanctions Vortex or Global Thinking?
    Sergej Sumlenny March 4, 2015 Русский

    The European and U.S. sanctions seem to be the most challenging factor for western companies doing business in Russia. As sanctions lists and types of sanctions have got more and more complicated during the last year, clarity has decreased and risks have increased dramatically.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The U.S. Is One Step From Escalating the Conflict in Ukraine
    Thomas de Waal February 25, 2015 Russia Direct

    The Ukraine conflict is much more dangerous than any of the other conflicts in the post-Soviet space because it could become a proxy war.

     
  • Op-Ed
    How Ukraine Can Beat Vladimir Putin
    Ulrich Speck February 25, 2015 CNN

    Ukraine’s best hope for peace is to wind down the war with Russia and to use the breathing space for much-needed reform.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Better The Brits Than NATO in Ukraine
    Judy Dempsey February 25, 2015 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

    At a time when the EU’s defense and security policy is largely absent, the UK has announced it will send troops to Ukraine. But will this unilateral move pay off?

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Year After Maidan: Why Did Viktor Yanukovych Flee After Signing the Agreement With the Opposition?
    Alexander Baunov, Balázs Jarábik, Alexander Golubov February 25, 2015

    February 22, 2014, Ukraine’s then president Viktor Yanukovych surprised the world by fleeing Kyiv, just after an agreement had been reached with the country's opposition. One eventful year later, Eurasia Outlook asked several experts why they think Yanukovych fled when he did.

     
  • Event
    Maidan Film Screening
    Max Seddon, Philip Shishkin February 25, 2015 Washington, DC

    Maidan is a 2014 documentary from the acclaimed Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa. From a protest to a movement to a full-scale revolution, the film chronicles the events that took place on Independence Square in Kyiv last winter.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Why Ukraine Was No Game Changer—So Far
    Jan Techau February 24, 2015

    Far from altering Europe’s geopolitical landscape, the Ukraine crisis has only reconfirmed the continent’s old order.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Sanctions Will Not Deter Putin
    Eugene Rumer February 23, 2015 Bloomberg TV

    The West’s policy of imposing sanctions on Russia and sending weapons to Kyiv will not cause the Kremlin to change its course on Ukraine.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Not Another Iron Curtain
    Judy Dempsey February 23, 2015

    The EU urgently needs to tie Ukraine and the rest of Eastern Europe as close as possible to the bloc and prevent the continent from becoming divided again.

     
  • Event
    Maidan Film Screening
    Max Seddon, Philip Shishkin February 25, 2015 Washington, DC

    Maidan is a 2014 documentary from the acclaimed Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa. From a protest to a movement to a full-scale revolution, the film chronicles the events that took place on Independence Square in Kyiv last winter.

     
  • Event
    Conflict in Ukraine
    Rajan Menon, Eugene Rumer, David Hoffman February 20, 2015 Washington, DC

    The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

     
  • Event
    Debate: Should the West Arm Ukraine?
    Steven Pifer, Eugene Rumer, Jeremy Shapiro, David Greene, John E. Herbst February 19, 2015 Washington, DC

    Western capitals have a broad commitment to support Ukraine’s government, but the form this support should take has been much debated.

     
  • Event
    Conflict in Ukraine
    Rajan Menon, Eugene Rumer, David Hoffman February 17, 2015 Washington, DC

    The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

     
  • Event
    Exploring the Prospects for Russian-Turkish Cooperation
    Dmitri Trenin, Memduh Karakullukçu, Nigar Ağaoğulları, Ümit Pamir, Alexey Malashenko, Evgeny Buzhinsky, Irina Zvyagelskaya, Pavel Shlykov October 16, 2014 Moscow

    Russia and Turkey share many important interests, providing them with opportunities for valuable collaboration and cooperation in their common neighborhood, which stretches from the South Caucasus and the Levant to Central Asia and Afghanistan.

     
  • Event
    The Prospects for EU/Germany-Russia Relations
    Ulrich Speck, Petr Topychkanov September 29, 2014 Moscow

    The current conflict between the European Union and Russia is a clash between a postmodern world, in which states prefer to use soft power to achieve their foreign policy goals, and a modern one, in which the use of force in foreign policy is considered acceptable.

     
  • Event
    Transatlantic Trends 2014
    Constanze Stelzenmüller, Lev Gudkov, Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 Moscow

    According to this year’s Transatlantic Trends survey, Russians have an increasingly unfavorable view of the United States and the EU. Americans and Europeans also had more negative outlooks toward Russia in 2014 than previous years.

     
  • Event
    After Annexation: Assessing Crimea’s Future With Mustafa Dzhemilev
    Mustafa Dzhemilev, Andrew S. Weiss April 2, 2014 Washington, DC

    Renowned leader of the Crimean Tatar National Movement and member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Mustafa Dzhemilev, discussed the latest developments in the Ukraine crisis.

     
  • Event
    Ukraine on the Brink: A Conversation With Yevgeny Kiselyev
    Yevgeny Kiselyev, Andrew S. Weiss March 10, 2014 Washington, DC

    The situation in Ukraine remains extremely tense. Each day brings dramatic developments from the region and a marked deterioration in Russia’s relations with the United States and other Western governments.

     
  • Event
    Improving Energy Efficiency in Ukraine’s Residential Housing Sector
    Matthew Rojansky, Andrei Lobatch, Alexander Alipov, Grzegorz Gajda, Ola Göransson, Jeffrey Harris, Valery Saratov, Laura Van Wie McGrory March 26, 2013 Washington, D.C.

    Residential housing is the second-largest energy consumer in Ukraine after heavy industry. It accounts for 30 percent of the country’s total energy needs. The sector’s energy inefficiency is viewed as a critical factor in Ukraine’s dependence on Russian gas.

     

Eurasia Outlook

Carnegie Experts on Ukraine

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

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  • Judy Dempsey
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Carnegie Europe
    Editor in chief
    Strategic Europe

    Dempsey is a nonresident senior associate at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.

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  • Balázs Jarábik
    Visiting Scholar
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    Jarábik is a visiting scholar focusing on Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

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  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

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  • Carole Nakhle
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center, specializing in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management.

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  • Eugene Rumer
    Director and Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council, is a senior associate and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.

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  • Gwendolyn Sasse
    Nonresident Associate
    Carnegie Europe

    Sasse is a nonresident associate at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.

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  • Ulrich Speck
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Speck is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the European Union’s foreign policy and Europe’s strategic role in a changing global environment.

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  • Jan Techau
    Director
    Carnegie Europe

    Techau is the director of Carnegie Europe, the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Andrew S. Weiss
    Vice President for Studies

    Weiss is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.

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