After Ukraine’s president wins a majority in the country’s parliament, the potential for real change exists, but it comes with the risk that the government could lose sight of socioeconomic and political priorities.
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The Ukrainian parliamentary election is widely expected to give President Zelenskiy a greater mandate for reform. He has to start to deliver soon and face the resistance of the opposition.
The startling spread of illiberal populism in democracies around the world raises the question of how damaged democracies can heal themselves.
Rising populism and inequality, coupled with surprising election outcomes in the United States and Europe, may signal an end to this historic transatlantic relationship.
Europe is grappling with how to uphold the Iranian nuclear deal without the United States.
As the dust settles from the European elections, it is important to stand back from immediate political battles and assess the longer-term implications for European democracy.
Ukraine’s recently elected President Volodymyr Zelenskiy remains largely unknown in European capitals. His true colors will come through only after Ukraine’s parliamentary election later this year.
As fears of terrorism intensified, EU member states have demanded a European policy solution to questions around encryption.
Europe should use the election victory of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to reaffirm its values of peace, democracy, and human rights by continuing to support Ukraine’s emergence into a European state.