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...

Examining Trump World’s Fantastic Claims About Ukraine

November 11, 2019

In fantasy sports, participants draft their own dream teams out of the rosters of existing players. That’s what Donald Trump has done with Ukraine. He and his advisers have created a fantasy team involving a number of key players, including the Ukrainian president, the former US ambassador...

Is Trump’s Impeachment Bound to Backfire?

September 27, 2019

After months of grappling with the issue of whether US President Donald Trump should be impeached, on September 24, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi formally launched an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi had stayed clear of impeachment talks even after earlier this March Special Counsel Robert Mueller...

Is Trump’s Impeachment a Political Trap?

September 27, 2019

A month after he won the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump gave a speech in North Carolina where he declared that “we will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn’t be involved with.”  It’s still commonplace for foreign policy...

Will Zelensky Deliver Much Needed Reform for Ukraine?

The election of an inexperienced politician to Ukraine’s highest office should be taken as a signal that the country’s patience is running thin. On April 21, Ukrainians voted in the final round of the country’s presidential elections. Its result was devastating for the incumbent, President...