Ukraine

 

Crisis in Ukraine

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  • Eurasia Outlook
    Europe and Belarus in Changing Times
    Richard Youngs September 18, 2014

    This summer’s crisis in eastern Ukraine has made the European Union and Belarus keen to develop a more constructive relationship with each other.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Ukraine Needs Money Not Arms
    Eugene Rumer September 18, 2014 Financial Times

    Ukraine does not need extra arms to fight a war that it cannot win and that can only prolong its suffering. What it needs is economic aid.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Scotland Effect
    Thomas de Waal September 17, 2014

    Separatists across Europe are hailing Scotland's referendum, but they also know that breaking up is a traumatic process.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Why the EU Will Fail as Ukraine’s Guarantor
    Jan Techau September 16, 2014

    For the first time in its history, the EU has become a regional guarantee power. Yet the union and its member states so far lack the capacity to maintain that role in the long term.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Worse Than the Cold War
    Alexei Arbatov September 16, 2014

    The growing hostility between the Russian and American societies accompanies the tensions in state bilateral relations.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Russia-West Rivalry Over Ukraine Is Higher Priority Than Security
    Pavel Koshkin, Dmitri Trenin September 15, 2014 Russia Direct

    Even a threat like Islamic terrorism won’t force Russia and the Unites States to make security collaboration a higher priority than geopolitical rivalry over Ukraine.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    EU and Ukraine: What a Mess
    Balázs Jarábik September 15, 2014

    The EU and Ukraine have suspended provisional application of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) until the end of 2015. Though their decision might look like Putin’s victory, this conclusion is not obvious. It is high time to stop viewing Ukraine through the prism of Russia policy.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The West Is Not Prepared for the Long Haul Over Ukraine
    Judy Dempsey September 15, 2014

    The Kremlin is weakening Ukraine’s independence and eroding other parts of Eastern Europe. The West lacks the long-term resolve to deal with Russia’s actions.

     
  • Op-Ed
    West’s Antics Pushing Russia Closer to China
    Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 China Daily

    The apparently long-term rupture of Russia’s relations with the West offers an opportunity to China to enhance its already close relationship with the Kremlin and thus turn the global geopolitical balance in its favor.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Far-Right in Ukraine’s Far-East
    Alina Polyakova September 12, 2014

    Far-right extremists appear to be active on both sides of the Ukrainian conflict. Amid the mounting array of problems facing President Poroshenko, far-rights are only likely to add fuel to the fire.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Ukraine Needs Money Not Arms
    Eugene Rumer September 18, 2014 Financial Times

    Ukraine does not need extra arms to fight a war that it cannot win and that can only prolong its suffering. What it needs is economic aid.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Russia-West Rivalry Over Ukraine Is Higher Priority Than Security
    Pavel Koshkin, Dmitri Trenin September 15, 2014 Russia Direct

    Even a threat like Islamic terrorism won’t force Russia and the Unites States to make security collaboration a higher priority than geopolitical rivalry over Ukraine.

     
  • Op-Ed
    West’s Antics Pushing Russia Closer to China
    Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 China Daily

    The apparently long-term rupture of Russia’s relations with the West offers an opportunity to China to enhance its already close relationship with the Kremlin and thus turn the global geopolitical balance in its favor.

     
  • Op-Ed
    What’s Worse Than Vladimir Putin?
    Eugene Rumer September 12, 2014 POLITICO Magazine

    If current hostilities endure and sanctions grow more painful, it is possible that the next Russian leader could be even more anti-Western and recalcitrant than Putin is.

     
  • Op-Ed
    ‘The NATO Show’: Putin’s Favorite Comedy?
    David Rothkopf September 5, 2014 CNN

    Putin is a distraction with which NATO is ill-prepared to deal.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Forget NATO, Russia’s Got Bigger Problems
    Judy Dempsey September 2, 2014 Moscow Times

    Western sanctions and NATO’s threats are no deterrence when it comes to thwarting Putin’s ambitions. What might stop him is his own combustible southern flank.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Fog Lifts to Show Russia at War
    Ulrich Speck August 29, 2014 CNN

    Russia’s deployment of troops in Ukraine marks the end of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to prevent the worst through diplomacy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Putin Ends the Interregnum
    Lilia Shevtsova August 28, 2014 American Interest

    Vladimir Putin’s increasingly reckless interventions in Ukraine should force the West to reevaluate everything it thought it knew about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the past two decades of Western policy on Russia.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Can Germany Save Ukraine?
    Dmitri Trenin August 28, 2014 National Interest

    Berlin is critical to any future settlement of the Ukraine crisis. It is too difficult to reach a deal on the settlement, but the absence of any deal deemed minimally acceptable to all sides would steer Europe toward an abyss.

     
  • Op-Ed
    NATO Enlargement 20 Years Later
    Eugene Rumer August 20, 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York Русский

    Two decades after the debate about NATO enlargement pitted “NATO-firsters” against “Russia-firsters,” both sides have had reasons to say, “I told you so.” And they did.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Europe and Belarus in Changing Times
    Richard Youngs September 18, 2014

    This summer’s crisis in eastern Ukraine has made the European Union and Belarus keen to develop a more constructive relationship with each other.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Scotland Effect
    Thomas de Waal September 17, 2014

    Separatists across Europe are hailing Scotland's referendum, but they also know that breaking up is a traumatic process.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Why the EU Will Fail as Ukraine’s Guarantor
    Jan Techau September 16, 2014

    For the first time in its history, the EU has become a regional guarantee power. Yet the union and its member states so far lack the capacity to maintain that role in the long term.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Worse Than the Cold War
    Alexei Arbatov September 16, 2014

    The growing hostility between the Russian and American societies accompanies the tensions in state bilateral relations.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    EU and Ukraine: What a Mess
    Balázs Jarábik September 15, 2014

    The EU and Ukraine have suspended provisional application of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) until the end of 2015. Though their decision might look like Putin’s victory, this conclusion is not obvious. It is high time to stop viewing Ukraine through the prism of Russia policy.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The West Is Not Prepared for the Long Haul Over Ukraine
    Judy Dempsey September 15, 2014

    The Kremlin is weakening Ukraine’s independence and eroding other parts of Eastern Europe. The West lacks the long-term resolve to deal with Russia’s actions.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Far-Right in Ukraine’s Far-East
    Alina Polyakova September 12, 2014

    Far-right extremists appear to be active on both sides of the Ukrainian conflict. Amid the mounting array of problems facing President Poroshenko, far-rights are only likely to add fuel to the fire.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Ukraine Is Changing the Post–Cold War World
    Judy Dempsey September 11, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis is set to have a profound effect on how the West, particularly Germany and the United States, delineates its foreign policy responsibilities.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Perception as Policy
    Isaac Webb September 7, 2014

    With tensions running high and diplomacy struggling to find a way out of the Ukraine crisis, inflammatory rhetoric violates the first rule of foreign policy: do no harm.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The West’s Repeated Mistakes Over Eastern Europe
    Judy Dempsey September 5, 2014

    The West and Russia are tacitly agreeing to a new cordon sanitaire of countries in Eastern Europe. The region’s civil society will not accept that.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What’s Driving Russia to Raise the Stakes in Ukraine?
    Andrew S. Weiss, Andrew Kramer, Andrei Tsygankov August 28, 2014 PBS NewsHour

    At various turns in the crisis in Ukraine, when it looked like Russia’s status on the ropes, Putin has chosen to escalate the situation.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Russian View of What Happened to Flight MH17
    Dmitri Trenin July 21, 2014 WBUR’s Here and Now

    With the international investigation of the Malaysian plane crash yet to begin in earnest, the West will base its understanding on evidence supplied mainly by the United States and Russia will see Western actions as punishment not for shooting down the plane, but rather for Moscow’s position on Ukraine.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Link Between Government Corruption and the Rise of Terrorist Groups
    Sarah Chayes June 12, 2014 WBEZ’s Worldview

    Government corruption is an important factor in the rise of violent extremism. Syria, Ukraine, and Nigeria are important contemporary examples.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    After Ukraine
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews June 9, 2014 UN Dispatch

    The post-Cold War era is over and the West is back into a standoff with Russia.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukraine’s Chocolate King Is Presidential Front-Runner
    Balázs Jarábik May 24, 2014 NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday

    Oligarch and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko was one of the biggest supporters of the protests in Ukraine. With the government breaking down, people are now turning to him and other oligarchs.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    India’s Ruling Party Concedes Defeat
    Moisés Naím May 16, 2014 NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

    India’s recent election was the longest and most expensive general election in the history of the country.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukraine Crisis Hits a New Phase
    Eugene Rumer April 15, 2014 Bloomberg TV

    The Ukraine crisis has reached a new phase that could lead to outright conflict between Ukraine and Russia. However, it is not clear what Russia’s strategy is in Ukraine and what it hopes to achieve.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Empire Takes Back: It Could Happen Here
    Andrew S. Weiss April 9, 2014 Daily Show with Jon Stewart

    The people of Crimea, many of whom see themselves as either ex-Soviet or ethnically Russia, made the region ripe for Russian invasion and claims of human rights violations against the Russian minority living in Crimea were then used as justification for Russia’s invasion.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Putin’s Perspective Abroad Swayed by Quest for Popularity at Home
    Lilia Shevtsova March 21, 2014 NPR’s All Things Considered

    All of Putin’s actions, such as annexation of Crimea, trying to suffocate Ukraine, and trying to contain the United States and West in general, are a response to his domestic agenda. To survive, Putin wants to return to the old militaristic Russia and to become a war president.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Putin Addresses Parliament on Crimea Independence
    Maria Lipman March 20, 2014 ABC

    Vladimir Putin’s policy is to do what he sees right, regardless of what others think about it. He is ready for sanctions and to accept the costs.

     

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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  • 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 Senior Associate
    Carnegie Europe

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

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  • Lilia Shevtsova
    Senior Associate
    Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program
    Moscow Center

    Shevtsova chairs the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, dividing her time between Carnegie’s offices in Washington, DC, and Moscow. She has been with Carnegie since 1995.

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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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