Transforming Ukraine’s energy sector is essential to strengthening the country’s economic and national security. Despite intensified efforts and some recent progress, the outlook is troubled.
The proposed UN peacekeeping mission to Ukraine needs a combination of Western sticks and carrots. Diplomacy is not enough.
The political apathy of Ukraine’s youth should come as a warning, especially at a moment when those in government are putting personal interests ahead of the country’s reform agenda.
Volunteer activities in Ukraine have decreased since 2014. While civic activists have not given up, serious concerns persist about Ukrainian civil society's impact.
Kyiv politics is making the humanitarian problems of eastern Ukraine even worse.
A dispute about the different interpretations of their common past is poisoning relations between Poland and Ukraine in ways that benefit Russia.
The political conditions for a resolution of the war in Donbas are deteriorating on all sides.
Europe’s commitment to the Eastern Partnership region has been cemented by Russian aggression. Yet, for internal reasons, the EU is trying to avoid the costs linked to the countries’ integration.
EU association deals with Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova have proven to be key drivers of reform in all three countries. The emphasis should now be on implementation, not simply legislative adoption.
A new survey spells out the disrupted links to the rest of Ukraine, limited travel by Crimeans to other parts of Russia, a near-complete integration into the Russian media sphere, and continuing repression of the Tatars.