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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In November, the EU will convene a landmark summit of the Eastern Partnership, bringing together European heads of state with leaders of the six former Soviet Eastern Partnership countries.
All eyes are on Ukraine as it assumes the 2013 OSCE Chairmanship and set the agenda for the year.
Recent developments in Europe’s post-Soviet neighborhood, in countries like Georgia and Ukraine, have highlighted the region’s struggling efforts for democratization.
Recent events in the post-Soviet European neighborhood have again put the spotlight on struggling efforts for democratization in the region.
Ukraine continues to seek a course between full integration with both the West and the East, but the EU association process has stalled and Kyiv is resisting Russian pressure to join the customs union.
The October 2012 parliamentary elections in Ukraine will test the strength of new election legislation and the prospects for further democratization.
Carnegie's Ukraine Program hosted a private discussion on global trends and opportunities with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger.
The Yanukovych regime, like previous Ukrainian administrations, has yet to implement the comprehensive reform agenda needed to eliminate corruption and spur economic growth.
While there were high hopes for Ukraine’s speedy transition to a wealthy free market democracy and full membership in the European and Euro-Atlantic communities when it declared independence in 1991, it has fallen short of these targets.
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the creation of an independent Ukraine. Yet after two decades, there are still no easy answers to questions of Ukrainian identity.
Two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian, Ukrainian, and Lithuanian views of democracy, free markets, and political leadership have changed.
The twentieth anniversary of Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union comes at a moment of unique challenge and opportunity for the country, as Ukrainians look to their new leaders to resolve longstanding problems.
As a gas-importing country dependent on Russia, Ukraine could strengthen its energy security standing by diversifying its supplies of gas, increasing domestic gas production, and replacing natural gas with other fuels.
As Ukraine continues to reinvent itself both domestically and internationally, the U.S.-Ukraine strategic dialogue remains steady and future-oriented. This bilateral relationship will remain an important factor both in Ukraine’s domestic reforms and in its regional importance.
After nine months in power and a fresh victory in October’s local elections, the Yanukovich government’s record raises important questions about the future of Ukraine.
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