Adam Schiff Rewrites Ukraine’s History

November 18, 2019

To help the American people understand the impeachable crimes of President Donald Trump as a seasoned practitioner of quid pro quos with Ukraine, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff offers a quick summary of the essential events that define the context of the crime. In a single sentence, Schiff...

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...

Barking at Russia is Easy, Biting is Not

March 06, 2014

Bungling with Russia over Crimea will send the West knocked out with a bloody nose. One way or another, it was a crisis a long time coming. Europe has arguably sleepwalked into a reluctant confrontation with Russia. The continent’s next-door behemoth of a neighbor, saddled by a man it...

The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt

March 06, 2014

Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization. "The April 6 rally in Cherskasy, a city 100 miles southeast of Kiev, turned violent after six men took off their jackets to reveal T-shirts emblazoned with the words 'Beat the Kikes' and 'Svoboda,' the...

Return of the Great Game or the Cold War?

March 05, 2014

Is the Crimea crisis a sign of a return to the Great Game or the Cold War? The crisis in the Crimea Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, wrought by the recent fall of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president and subsequent introduction of Russian troops in Crimea, revives memories of the 19th...

Ukraine is Part of Russia’s Superpower Ambition

March 03, 2014

Russia wants to restore its position as a world superpower. Last weekend, as Ukrainians commemorated over a hundred dead protesters, Russian troops entered the Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea, taking advantage of the country's mourning. The international community, including the United...

Ukraine Protests: A View from the Frontline

December 15, 2013

As the political standoff in Kiev continues, a woman in the protest movement explains her hopes and fears for the future. In early October, I visited Kiev for the first time. During my stay, I observed the tensions at the heart of this complex state that straddles the borders between very...