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The root of these troubles between Russia and Ukraine
Analysis

The root of these troubles between Russia and Ukraine

Co-operation between Russia and the West had recently appeared to be back on the cards but is now further away than ever, as evident from the latest events in Ukrainian crisis. Vladimir Sarkisyantis explains why. There are palpable economic and geopolitical reasons behind the Russia-West stand-off, but the deeper underlying cause is ideational incompatibility of … Continue reading

A turbulent time
Interview

A turbulent time

Dr. Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevksy Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. He is one of the foremost historians of Ukraine. In the second and final part of this interview with Vostok Cable, he talks with Kimberly St. Julian about themes thrown up by his … Continue reading

Chronicling the Last Empire
Interview

Chronicling the Last Empire

Dr. Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevksy Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. He is one of the foremost historians of Ukraine. In a two-part interview with Vostok Cable, he talks with Kimberly St. Julian about his career, current work, and the strained relationship between Russia and … Continue reading

Orbán’s War on Media
Analysis

Orbán’s War on Media

Debates over Hungarian media freedom have flared up again, three years after the controversy of 2011. Hanna Kereszturi analyses the Fidesz government’s fractious relationship with the media. Several issues have been building since the start of this year, indicating heavy-handed government meddling in Hungarian independent media. In January, MSZP and Együtt-PM, two opposition parties, reported … Continue reading