Ukraine News

The Pressure's on Putin, Why Won't He Back Down?

Mar 07, 2014
William Pomeranz discussed Russian aggression against Ukraine on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart" with Bloomberg Contributing Editor Richard Falkenrath. "Putin has made a political and military calculation and he believes that in the short term, he can handle these sorts of economic declines," Pomeranz said.

Five Guidelines for America's Foreign Policy Towards Russia

Mar 07, 2014
Changing Russian policy is doable if the U.S. is careful and adroit, but we need to accept some realities and work around them, writes Jane Harman.

Putin's Move Could Be Costly to U.S., Middle East

Mar 05, 2014
It's still far too early to calibrate how the crisis in Ukraine will play out and what its consequences will be -- but it's a fair bet that whether it ends in a Putin victory, defeat, or draw, it's going to make a difficult situation in the Middle East even more complicated, writes Aaron David Miller.

On the Crisis in Ukraine

Mar 02, 2014
The Kennan Institute continues to monitor developments in Russia and Ukraine with growing concern. We wish to express our sincere desire that a peaceful resolution can be found before the situation escalates beyond the control of all parties involved.

Ukraine Must Reject Roots of Violence

Feb 27, 2014
If Ukrainians seek a brighter future, they must recognize, isolate and reject the inclinations to use violence that are now deeply rooted in the country’s political culture, write Mattison Brady and Matthew Rojansky.

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.

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