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...

Eastern Ukraine Is on the Brink of an Environmental Disaster

April 30, 2019

War-ravaged eastern Ukraine is facing an ecological disaster that could become a “second Chernobyl.” When it comes to US provision of weapons to foreign fighting forces, there is no shortage of unintended and dangerous consequences. From Libya and Iraq to Afghanistan and Mexico,...

The Church: Caught Between Russia and Ukraine

December 14, 2016

In Eastern Ukraine, the Orthodox Church finds itself in the crossfire of an ideological conflict. “I call on those who cry out that we should restore justice with our fists: Our country is ailing, but we must treat her in a way that does not kill the patient … We must call a sin a sin, but...