Ukraine’s reforms depend as much on the country’s leaders on as on consistent, forceful, and unified EU pressure.
Ukraine’s armed forces are better than ever before. However, major problems remain, all of which stem from internal political struggles and the continuing weakness of state structures.
A country that was recently on the brink of civil war is finally embracing radical political reforms aimed at one day joining the EU.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
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.
As 2017 ebbs, Europe can expect a bumpy ride in the coming months, not least because of the impact of the digital revolution on democracy.