July 16, 2015
Ukraine's government is set to completely change many of the Soviet-style state institutions, but it has a short window of opportunity and the notoriously corrupt police force is its main priority.
July 15, 2015 /
The New Yorker
People, and countries, put up monuments to display what they think of history and of themselves. They tear down monuments for the same reason.
July 3, 2015 /
Supermarket chain owned by one of Germany’s wealthiest families lent money over past decade by World Bank and others as it expands into eastern Europe.
June 30, 2015
What does it mean to be a Ukrainian? Journalist Sarah Topol spent five weeks in Ukraine looking for an answer.
June 29, 2015
Beth Gardiner discusses her reporting from Poland, a country with among the worst coal-driven health problems in Europe.
June 22, 2015
Ukraine's struggle to build a national identity dates back to the Cold-War. Facing more recent territorial struggles over the Crimea, how will the country's citizens choose to define themselves?
June 18, 2015 /
Ukraine's official language is Ukrainian, but Russian still dominates newspapers, TV shows, and businesses. Efforts to promote the Ukrainian language raise the question: who is really in charge?
June 16, 2015
As war rages in Ukraine, what do the country's post-Soviet dueling identities mean for its future?
June 15, 2015 /
Ukraine's history of foreign conquest, most recently Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, precludes any clear sense of Ukrainian identity. Could nationalism help mend Ukraine's sectarian violence?
June 3, 2015 /
Brookings Institution | Up Front
Marvin Kalb explains the vague policies of both the U.S. and Russia concerning Crimea's sovereignty and possible Western military intervention in Ukraine.