Can Volodymyr Zelensky Bring Peace to Eastern Ukraine?

June 18, 2020

Six years ago, a political crisis in Ukraine turned into an armed confrontation. Separatists came to power in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine, declared their unwillingness to forge closer ties with the European Union and proclaimed the independence of these territories. In April...

Is Europe’s Buffer Zone in Ukraine Keeping it Safe?

December 04, 2015

Ukraine must protect civilian populations in the Donbas region and seek a political solution to the conflict. European and American foreign policy elites have come to regard the brutal war in eastern Ukraine almost entirely through the lens of geopolitics. The terrible human suffering of the war...

West Beats the Drum for War, While Russia Plays Games in Ukraine

February 04, 2015

Arming pro-Kiev forces would be a huge mistake, argues Adam Swain. In recent weeks, eastern Ukraine’s Russian-backed rebels have won several military victories on the battlefield in the Ukrainian Donbas. First, they captured the virtually destroyed Donetsk airport, then they pushed back the...