Category: Ukraine

Ukraine honors democracy advocate Nadia Diuk


Remarks – Nadia Diuk – Ukraine’s Convoluted Transition from National Endowment for Democracy on Vimeo. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has honored Nadia Diuk (above), Senior Advisor at the National Endowment for… Read more »

Kateryna Handziuk’s legacy: Ukrainian civil society combats corruption


Ukraine’s Parliament began its morning plenary with a moment of silence for anti-corruption Kateryna Handziuk, who has died following an acid attack according to 112 Ukraine. Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has… Read more »

In ‘an authoritarian era’, how to advance democracy?


There’s a rising angst in foreign policy circles over the status of democracy around the world, CNBC reports. “This is an authoritarian era, all things being equal. Democracy is in… Read more »

Mustafa Dzhemilev: Crimean Tatars ‘known for history of nonviolent resistance’


Russia’s federal security service, the FSB, this week claimed to have discovered and terminated the activity of a so-called ‘extremist group’, allegedly created by Crimean Tatar leaders Mustafa Dzhemilev (above)… Read more »

Ukraine is ‘at the forefront’ of broader struggle for liberal democracy


Ukraine’s victory over authoritarianism matters for Europe, says Stanford University’s Francis Fukuyama. The country “is really at the forefront of a broad struggle for liberal democracy with various populists and… Read more »

Lost in transition? Ukraine’s Tunisia moment


  As reforms stall in Ukraine, the tragic killing of a young activist could become a rallying cry for systemic change, notes analyst Diane Francis. The year for Ukrainians began… Read more »

Ukraine: civic progress, partial reform


Four years after the 2013–2014 Euromaidan uprising, a mass mobilization in which approximately 20 percent of Ukraine’s population either protested against the government or supported the protesters, Ukrainian civic activists have… Read more »

Russia’s ‘strategic deception’ aims to undermine liberal democratic order


  America’s top social-media companies — or more precisely, their lawyers — testified before Congress this week, two things became clear. First, the problem is much greater than previously admitted…. Read more »

Bearing the brunt of Russia’s disinformation strategy


As the US and the EU imposed sanctions on Russia over the MH17 downing that was by then accepted as mass murder, Moscow responded by claiming that documents purporting to… Read more »