Ukraine Struggles to Keep Politics Out of Anti-Corruption Drive

November 19, 2015

In Poroshenko’s Ukraine, politics and justice are often mixed. In the early morning darkness of October 31, Gennady Korban opened his door to find a group of imposing men in black balaclavas staring down at him. A state special investigator emerged from the group with a binder and proceeded to...

Guns Are Not the Way Out in Ukraine

March 05, 2015

Providing Ukraine with military support will be a mistake for the West. One year on from the start of the revolutionary Maidan protests in Kiev that led to the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych and the subsequent annexation of Crimea, Ukraine is still between a rock and a hard place. In...

Petro Poroshenko: The Chocolate King and the Ukrainian Election

May 23, 2014

Can the Ukrainian presidential candidate strike a balance between Russia and the EU? With the shooting of Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes and a fresh round of sanctions enforced on Russian officials, instability and violence continues to plague Ukraine’s future economic and security...