Ukraine

 

Crisis in Ukraine

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  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why the St. Petersburg Summit of the Kremlin’s Friends Failed

    Putin and his policy attract sympathizers in Europe from both far left and far right. However, Russian ideologists have such a poor idea of who supports them overseas that they failed to assemble and present a convincing contingent of supporters, only embarrassing themselves in the end.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Remember Crimea? A Year Later
    Gwendolyn Sasse March 27, 2015

    The first anniversary of Crimea’s annexation is an occasion to refocus on Ukraine’s central challenge: the need to implement domestic reforms and limit Russian leverage.

     
  • Article
    German Power and the Ukraine Conflict
    Ulrich Speck March 26, 2015

    The Ukraine crisis has revealed both the strengths of German foreign policy—diplomatic skill and economic power—and its weakness—a lack of military muscle.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Ukraine: The Kingdom of the Oligarchs
    Balázs Jarábik March 25, 2015

    Prospects for Ukraine’s long-term success and cohesion will be determined by its ability to pursue far-reaching reforms to modernize the state and to check the power of the oligarchs.

     
  • Op-Ed
    A Blast From the Past
    Andrei Kolesnikov March 23, 2015 The New Times Русский

    Putin stated that the Russian leadership was ready to use nuclear forces in the days of the Crimean annexation, bringing back the old threat of nuclear war.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Long Live Minsk II?
    Balázs Jarábik March 20, 2015

    The Minsk agreements are fragile.How effectively they are implemented will depend primarily on the Europeans’ ability to convince Moscow to pressure separatists into observing the ceasefire, and on Kyiv’s ability to keep nationalist militias in line. If either side fails to do so, the fighting is likely to resume.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Imitating Chavez: A Year of Nationalization in Crimea
    Andrey Sambros March 19, 2015 Русский

    Although it began with state-owned assets, the nationalization project in Crimea quickly consumed Ukrainian and Russian private property. One year on, every significant Crimean enterprise is in the hands of local authorities, and there is little hope for privatization.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Broken Ukraine
    Paul Stronski March 18, 2015 Foreign Affairs

    The rise of an ungoverned, violent Donbass—which had a prewar population of six million—is likely to be one of the war’s most important lasting legacies.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The European Endowment for Democracy Goes Russian
    Judy Dempsey March 16, 2015

    The Kremlin’s clampdown on the media and sophisticated propaganda machine are giving the European Endowment for Democracy a new sense of focus.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Who Benefits From Ending Russian-Ukrainian Cooperation in the Space and Defense Sectors?
    Vladimir Dvorkin March 16, 2015

    The Russian government’s decision to end cooperation with Ukraine on two space launch programs is likely due to political motivations alone and goes against the economic and technological interests of Russia, Ukraine, and many other countries. This decision is worth reconsidering.

     
  • Article
    German Power and the Ukraine Conflict
    Ulrich Speck March 26, 2015

    The Ukraine crisis has revealed both the strengths of German foreign policy—diplomatic skill and economic power—and its weakness—a lack of military muscle.

     
  • Op-Ed
    A Blast From the Past
    Andrei Kolesnikov March 23, 2015 The New Times Русский

    Putin stated that the Russian leadership was ready to use nuclear forces in the days of the Crimean annexation, bringing back the old threat of nuclear war.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Broken Ukraine
    Paul Stronski March 18, 2015 Foreign Affairs

    The rise of an ungoverned, violent Donbass—which had a prewar population of six million—is likely to be one of the war’s most important lasting legacies.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Nemtsov Assassination Decoded?
    James Collins, Kenneth Yalowitz March 13, 2015 Fletcher Forum of World Affairs

    The death of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov may hold the key to understanding deeper schisms within Russia, both between the government and advocates for reform, and between Putin and extreme nationalist entities.

     
  • Op-Ed
    How to Fix the U.S.-Russian Relationship
    Ekaterina Zabrovskaya, Robert Legvold, Dmitri Trenin March 7, 2015 Russia Direct

    There is little chance of moving U.S.-Russian relations out of the current crisis, due to fundamental differences in how both nations view the world. The best people can hope for is that the more dangerous path will not be taken.

     
  • 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?

     
  • Op-Ed
    Merkel Is the Unsung Hero of Ukraine Crisis
    Judy Dempsey February 23, 2015 The Moscow Times

    In accepting the task of dealing with Ukraine, the German chancellor took on two challenges: recalibrating the German-Russian relationship and keeping the EU together.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Putin the Improviser
    Andrew S. Weiss February 21, 2015 Wall Street Journal Русский

    The Ukraine showdown is even scarier and more dangerous than most people think: President Putin is making it up as he goes along.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why the St. Petersburg Summit of the Kremlin’s Friends Failed

    Putin and his policy attract sympathizers in Europe from both far left and far right. However, Russian ideologists have such a poor idea of who supports them overseas that they failed to assemble and present a convincing contingent of supporters, only embarrassing themselves in the end.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Remember Crimea? A Year Later
    Gwendolyn Sasse March 27, 2015

    The first anniversary of Crimea’s annexation is an occasion to refocus on Ukraine’s central challenge: the need to implement domestic reforms and limit Russian leverage.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Ukraine: The Kingdom of the Oligarchs
    Balázs Jarábik March 25, 2015

    Prospects for Ukraine’s long-term success and cohesion will be determined by its ability to pursue far-reaching reforms to modernize the state and to check the power of the oligarchs.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Long Live Minsk II?
    Balázs Jarábik March 20, 2015

    The Minsk agreements are fragile.How effectively they are implemented will depend primarily on the Europeans’ ability to convince Moscow to pressure separatists into observing the ceasefire, and on Kyiv’s ability to keep nationalist militias in line. If either side fails to do so, the fighting is likely to resume.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Imitating Chavez: A Year of Nationalization in Crimea
    Andrey Sambros March 19, 2015 Русский

    Although it began with state-owned assets, the nationalization project in Crimea quickly consumed Ukrainian and Russian private property. One year on, every significant Crimean enterprise is in the hands of local authorities, and there is little hope for privatization.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The European Endowment for Democracy Goes Russian
    Judy Dempsey March 16, 2015

    The Kremlin’s clampdown on the media and sophisticated propaganda machine are giving the European Endowment for Democracy a new sense of focus.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Who Benefits From Ending Russian-Ukrainian Cooperation in the Space and Defense Sectors?
    Vladimir Dvorkin March 16, 2015

    The Russian government’s decision to end cooperation with Ukraine on two space launch programs is likely due to political motivations alone and goes against the economic and technological interests of Russia, Ukraine, and many other countries. This decision is worth reconsidering.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Doomsday in Ukraine? Think Again
    Alyona Getmanchuk March 6, 2015

    In the short term, Ukraine is on the verge of economic and, perhaps, political collapse. Yet in the longer term, the real question is whether the emergence of a coherent Ukrainian national identity creates a solid consensus for reform of the state and a sustained Western trajectory.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Event
    Oil-Climate Index Release
    William Burns, Deborah Gordon, Jonathan Koomey, Adam Brandt, Joule Bergerson, Rob Barnett, David Livingston March 11, 2015 Washington, DC

    Oil is changing. The oils themselves, how they are extracted and processed, and the products into which they are made are shifting in substantial ways.

     
  • 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
    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.

     

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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