Russia and Eurasia News

Jane Harman Discusses Russian Involvement in Ukraine on Fox News Sunday

Feb 26, 2014
Jane Harman was a panelist on "Fox News Sunday" with columnist George Will, Heritage Action for America CEO Michael Needham and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams to discuss Russia and the conflict in Ukraine, as well as the presidential budget. "There is a possibility that Putin's efforts could backfire here. We have to be adroit, we and the rest of the world that really cares about a Ukraine that has a modern, pluralist, technocrat government," Harman said.

Should U.S. Threaten Sanctions Against Russia?

Feb 26, 2014
Jane Harman appeared on "Morning Joe" with Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, to discuss the situation in Ukraine and Russia's role. "The Ukrainians, at least according to the scholars at the Wilson Center, want to determine their own future. They don't want us or the EU or Russia to tell them what to do. This is not going to be a top-down solution--it's going to be bottom-up," Harman said.

Has the Moment Passed for the West to Sway Ukraine?

Feb 26, 2014
Matthew Rojansky discussed the ongoing violence in Ukraine on "PBS NewsHour" with William Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. "Even cutting a geopolitical deal, imagine Russia, the United States, Europe sit down around a table and they come to a compromise, it doesn't necessarily solve the violence we're seeing on the streets today," Rojansky said.

Ukraine: Corruption Doesn’t Capture It

Feb 24, 2014
Since it became an independent state 23 years ago, Ukraine has been looted by its structure of government at all levels and those close to it. The word “corruption” is not adequate to present-day Ukraine, and in fact, distorts reality.

Ukraine’s Oligarchs Need to Step Up

Feb 24, 2014
The fall of Yanukovich and his inner circle now thrusts the oligarchic groups, each of which controls a parliamentary faction, into the spotlight. The onus is now on them to see the bigger picture, and to live up to their political responsibilities, writes Mathew Rojansky.

Ukraine Needs Change to Come From Within

Feb 21, 2014
Ukraine desperately needs a bottom-up commitment from the people to reject indifference, cynicism, sloth and other poisonous habits built up over more than half a century of dysfunctional Soviet governance, writes Matthew Rojansky.

Ukraine's Worst Case Scenario

Feb 20, 2014
The latest news from Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine shows that the situation is developing according to the worst scenario: the country is truly on the edge of a new spiral of violence of national scale.

Maydan as a trap or: How striving for safety breeds even bigger danger

Feb 19, 2014
In our opinion, the main problem of the Ukrainian state and society is that we have become dangerous to ourselves. The danger emanates from our streets, squares, fields, and roads.

Ukraine After the Maidan

Feb 19, 2014
Two symbols have emerged from the events in Kyiv over the last few days: a heroic Maidan, and a bloody Yanukovich. Neither President Yanukovich nor the opposition, however, currently possesses the power to end the crisis. Will Pomeranz addresses the political options in the aftermath of the violent assault on the Maidan.

Russia's Sliding Ruble

Feb 18, 2014
"As if Russia did not already have enough worries, with the security issues associated with the Sochi Olympics and the growing unrest next door in Ukraine, it now faces severe downward pressure on its currency," writes Will Pomeranz.

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