Tag: Stephen Nix

Ukraine’s presidential race is ‘wide-open, says poll

     

Ukraine’s March 2019 presidential race is “wide-open,” according to a new poll of Ukrainians by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research. The survey reveals growing support for… Read more »

Democratic learning: how does Armenia’s transition compare to Color Revolutions?

     

  Armenian citizens are showing widespread optimism about the country’s future and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s government, according to new national poll from the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in… Read more »

Revolution in Armenia? Prospects of the protest movement

     

Under pressure from a surging popular protest movement, Armenia’s Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan (left) resigned on Monday, less than one week after taking office, notes the Commission on Security and… Read more »

Ukraine’s citizens optimistic, but concerned over corruption

     

Ukraine’s citizens are showing more economic optimism, but remain concerned over corruption, according to a nationwide poll by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research: Twenty-three… Read more »

Kyrgyzstan: optimism tempered by corruption concerns

     

Kyrgyzstan’s citizens demonstrate sustained optimism over the country’s trajectory and economic performance, tempered by an overwhelmingly high number who think corruption is a problem, according to a nationwide poll by the International… Read more »

Ukraine stunned as political elite’s vast wealth made public

     

  An anti-corruption reform requiring senior Ukrainian officials to declare their wealth online has exposed a vast difference between the fortunes of politicians and those they represent, Reuters reports: Some… Read more »

Corruption could ‘send Ukraine back to Russia’?

     

  The European Union today announced plans to give Ukraine some 50 million euros (55 million dollars) to fight corruption. EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes… Read more »

Promoting Democracy in Central Asia and the Caucasus: How Have We Done?

     

  The Freedom Support Act of 1992 (Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Support Act) made the “promotion of democracy” a main strategic priority of the US… Read more »

Ukraine: the good, the bad, the irreversible

     

  Ordinary Ukrainians, Euromaidan activists and military veterans are despondent at the complete lack of progress in the fight against high-level corruption and the dominance of Ukraine’s oligarchs, says a… Read more »