Ukraine held local elections and made modest reform progress, while the economy improved slowly. But there are renewed concerns about the ceasefire in the east.
Ukraine should not be used as a pawn in Western cooperation with Russia in fighting the so-called Islamic State.
There is a serious mismatch between the goals and instruments of the EU’s policy toward Ukraine. The EU seems to be missing the point in its relations with Kiev.
Even before the results of Ukraine’s recent local elections have been published, flawed conclusions are emerging from the postelection analysis.
The October 25 local elections in Ukraine are a major test of the country’s political mood, and the results will affect ongoing reform processes for the foreseeable future.
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.