As parliament meets, Europe fears Ukraine’s far-right
Analysis

As parliament meets, Europe fears Ukraine’s far-right

The European Union has grown increasingly concerned about the influence of nationalist groups in Ukraine. Josh Black argues that this makes a parliamentary settlement even more urgent. This morning marks a critical stage in the development of Ukraine’s protest movement. Last week’s pitched battles in the streets of Kyiv have fortunately given way, only for … Continue reading

Russia at Home and Abroad: Explaining Russia’s Bargain with Ukraine
Analysis

Russia at Home and Abroad: Explaining Russia’s Bargain with Ukraine

Following yesterday’s article which described Russia as ‘a giant with feet of clay’ in its efforts to promote integration in the CIS, Paul Hansbury responds with some reflections on Russia’s deal with Ukraine. Yesterday Vladimir Sarkisyants argued that Russia’s trade deal with Ukraine is an example of the former’s vulnerability.  I agree with this argument.  … Continue reading

Ding, ding, ding
Analysis

Ding, ding, ding

Vitali Klitschko, heavyweight champion of the world and parliamentary deputy in Ukraine announces that he will run for the country’s presidency in 2015. The race already looks like it will be anything but a clean fight, according to Josh Black. The run-up to November’s EU summit in Vilnius has brought out the worst in EU-Ukraine … Continue reading