Russia: Pondering Putin’s Policy Contradiction

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by Eurasianet Russia’s conduct toward Ukraine and other formerly Soviet states in Eurasia reflects the lack of a cohesive grand strategy on the Kremlin’s part. A critical flaw is that the logic of confrontation inherent in its doctrine of protecting… Continue Reading  

Far-Right Fighters from Europe Fight for Ukraine

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by Fausto Biloslavo Almost 80 years ago, ideological true believers from all over the world flocked to Spain to fight in a civil war, serving in the famed International Brigades on the Republican side. These days, echoes of Spain can… Continue Reading  

What’s Next for Ukraine?

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by Derek Davison Ukrainians took to the polls May 25 to elect a new president, the chocolate magnate and former foreign minister, Petro Poroshenko. But the election was marred by violence involving pro-Russian separatists in the country’s beleaguered eastern Donbas… Continue Reading  

Leon Wieseltier Rewrites the Very Recent Past in Ukraine

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by Derek Davison This Monday marked the end of a five-day conference (May 15-19) in Kiev, called “Ukraine: Thinking Together,” organized by The New Republic and specifically its literary editor, Leon Wieseltier. The conference press release promised that “an international group… Continue Reading  

Between Fascists and Neoliberals, Ukraine Seeks Stable Leadership

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by Derek Davison If you’re looking for a one sentence indicator about the state of post-Euromaidan Ukrainian politics, consider this: the man who is expected to win next month’s presidential election (assuming it actually takes place) is a billionaire chocolatier… Continue Reading