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Ukraine at 24

David Marples On its 24th anniversary, Ukraine’s problems continue to multiply: the GDP continues to fall, if not as catastrophically as last year and the possibility of default in payment of debts remains high; the Minsk-2 ceasefire barely holds in

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Ukraine at 24

David Marples On its 24th anniversary, Ukraine’s problems continue to multiply: the GDP continues to fall, if not as catastrophically as last year and the possibility of default in payment of debts remains high; the Minsk-2 ceasefire barely holds in

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Comparing Maidan 2004 with Euromaidan 2014

David Marples Several analysts have examined the links between the so-called Orange Revolution in Ukraine of 2004 and EuroMaidan in 2013-14. There were also other earlier mass protests in the Maidan, including one by students in 1990 that played a

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Comparing Maidan 2004 with Euromaidan 2014

David Marples Several analysts have examined the links between the so-called Orange Revolution in Ukraine of 2004 and EuroMaidan in 2013-14. There were also other earlier mass protests in the Maidan, including one by students in 1990 that played a

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ONE YEAR AFTER EUROMAIDAN

David Marples Commemorations of the first anniversary of Euromaidan and the fall of the Yanukovych presidency have been taking place in Ukraine. Conversely, the Russian government and media have indulged in denunciations of the same, including a march through Moscow

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ONE YEAR AFTER EUROMAIDAN

David Marples Commemorations of the first anniversary of Euromaidan and the fall of the Yanukovych presidency have been taking place in Ukraine. Conversely, the Russian government and media have indulged in denunciations of the same, including a march through Moscow

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The Ukrainian Army is Unprepared for War

David Marples and Myroslava Uniat The recent news in Ukraine, from the perspective of the government side, has been very positive. At least sixty settlements have been recaptured from the anti-Kyiv forces led by the Russian officers Vladimir Antyufeyev and

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The Ukrainian Army is Unprepared for War

David Marples and Myroslava Uniat The recent news in Ukraine, from the perspective of the government side, has been very positive. At least sixty settlements have been recaptured from the anti-Kyiv forces led by the Russian officers Vladimir Antyufeyev and

Ukraine: Corruption Doesn’t Capture It

Tatiana R. Zaharchenko Since it became an independent state 23 years ago, Ukraine has been looted by its structure of government at all levels and those close to it. The word “corruption” is not adequate to describe present-day Ukraine, and

Ukraine: Corruption Doesn’t Capture It

Tatiana R. Zaharchenko Since it became an independent state 23 years ago, Ukraine has been looted by its structure of government at all levels and those close to it. The word “corruption” is not adequate to describe present-day Ukraine, and

Viktor Yanukovych: From Partner to Violent Kleptocrat

Taras Kuzio Over the course of four years a highly negative view of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych has evolved from that espoused by only a minority to being uncontested. This was because much of what US and EU policymakers had

Viktor Yanukovych: From Partner to Violent Kleptocrat

Taras Kuzio Over the course of four years a highly negative view of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych has evolved from that espoused by only a minority to being uncontested. This was because much of what US and EU policymakers had

A Voice From The Field of Battle And Governmental Duplicity

Myroslav Marynovych In what way is today’s regime in Ukraine any different than the Bolshevik regime? The Communists committed crimes driven by ideology while Yanukovych’s regime is doing the same, only basing its actions on criminal logic. The government has

A Voice From The Field of Battle And Governmental Duplicity

Myroslav Marynovych In what way is today’s regime in Ukraine any different than the Bolshevik regime? The Communists committed crimes driven by ideology while Yanukovych’s regime is doing the same, only basing its actions on criminal logic. The government has

We Are All Revolutionaries Now

Taras Kuzio As we enter 2014, history has come full circle. The election of Viktor Yanukovych four years ago should be remembered in the same manner as the coming to power of Volodmyr Shcherbytsky in 1972 and remaining in office

We Are All Revolutionaries Now

Taras Kuzio As we enter 2014, history has come full circle. The election of Viktor Yanukovych four years ago should be remembered in the same manner as the coming to power of Volodmyr Shcherbytsky in 1972 and remaining in office

Mission Improbable

Who’s Oiling the Propaganda Machine? Halya Coynash The propaganda preparations behind the refusal to release Tymoshenko and rejection of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement began months ago, gaining momentum through November.  While Russian pressure and strangulation of the economy were undoubtedly

Mission Improbable

Who’s Oiling the Propaganda Machine? Halya Coynash The propaganda preparations behind the refusal to release Tymoshenko and rejection of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement began months ago, gaining momentum through November.  While Russian pressure and strangulation of the economy were undoubtedly

Viktor Yanukovych Excels in Orwellian Doublethink while Ukrainian Politics Resembles George Orwell’s 1984, But Only Better

Taras Kuzio The party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power.’ George Orwell, 1984 On a recent episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) the Ukrainian

Viktor Yanukovych Excels in Orwellian Doublethink while Ukrainian Politics Resembles George Orwell’s 1984, But Only Better

Taras Kuzio The party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power.’ George Orwell, 1984 On a recent episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) the Ukrainian

DISCUSSION: THE HOLODOMOR AND OLIGARCHS

  Мільйони Фірташа на Меморіал Голодомору шкодять діаспорі? Мар’яна Драч Оттава – Пожертва українського підприємця Дмитра Фірташа на Меморіал жертвам Голодомору у Вашингтоні викликала неоднозначні оцінки серед української громади у Північній Америці. Так, зокрема, у Канаді деякі представники діаспори цим обурюються,

DISCUSSION: THE HOLODOMOR AND OLIGARCHS

  Мільйони Фірташа на Меморіал Голодомору шкодять діаспорі? Мар’яна Драч Оттава – Пожертва українського підприємця Дмитра Фірташа на Меморіал жертвам Голодомору у Вашингтоні викликала неоднозначні оцінки серед української громади у Північній Америці. Так, зокрема, у Канаді деякі представники діаспори цим обурюються,

DISCUSSION: THE HOLODOMOR AND OLIGARCHS

Irreconcilable Differences: Gas Tycoon Dmytro Firtash and the Holodomor Monument in Washington DC Taras Kuzio The Ukrainian Weekly, No. 42, Sunday, October 20, 2013 On October 8 various media sources and the Ukrainian diaspora in North America reported that controversial

DISCUSSION: THE HOLODOMOR AND OLIGARCHS

Irreconcilable Differences: Gas Tycoon Dmytro Firtash and the Holodomor Monument in Washington DC Taras Kuzio The Ukrainian Weekly, No. 42, Sunday, October 20, 2013 On October 8 various media sources and the Ukrainian diaspora in North America reported that controversial