Ukraine’s civil society and young generation are determined to make the ongoing reforms to the country’s state institutions irreversible.
A year and a half after the Euromaidan protests and the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s government, is Ukraine on the right reform path?
Despite the growing scale and scope of reform activity and increasing support for it, the overall effort appears to be suffering from a lack of strategic direction.
The OSCE has been the most appropriate framework to manage the Ukraine crisis. To continue to play a useful role, the body must adjust its methods and strengthen its toolbox.
This memo offers a baseline assessment of the reform process as it stands a year and a half after the Euromaidan protests and the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s government.
To defend the rules of the current international order, the West should push back against Russia and support Ukraine in its effort to build a capable state and a viable economy.
Ukraine’s old, corrupt political system is determined to resist change. At the same time, the country’s civil society activists are determined to change that system.
Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine is forcing NATO to rethink the strategic benefits of further alliance enlargement.
In crisis situations between the West and Russia, the OSCE offers a useful safety net to preserve a minimum level of stability. No other body could replace it.
Greece’s economic crisis and the war in Ukraine pose similar threats to Europe’s security—threats that most European leaders prefer to ignore.