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      As Ukraine Finances Sink Below ‘Life Support,’ the West Gropes for Loan Money
      Jan13

      As Ukraine Finances Sink Below ‘Life Support,’ the West Gropes for Loan Money

      Slowly Dribbling Out Help May Cost More in the End, George Soros and Economist Tim Ash Write Ukraine’s finances are now “beyond life support,” says economist Tim Ash as its foreign reserves dropped last month to their lowest level in more than a decade. Ukraine’s official reserves, now $7.5 billion, are less than half of what the...

      US Energy Policy: Seek Diversification for Europe
      Jan12

      US Energy Policy: Seek Diversification for Europe

      Energy Envoy Amos Hochstein Urges Creation of a True Euro-Energy Market, Including Russia Europe must diversify its energy sources to avoid the threat of Russia again shutting off its gas supply, said Amos Hochstein, the State Department’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs. About one-third of Europe’s gas...

      What the Kremlin’s Setback Means for 2015
      Jan09

      What the Kremlin’s Setback Means for 2015

      Economics Stalled Putin, But He Often Answers Setbacks With Military Threats [Below are excerpts from an essay by longtime Berlin-based journalist and author Elizabeth Pond. Read her full analysis here.] In the Ukraine crisis, soft economic power last month trumped hard military power for the first time. The threatened meltdown of the Russian...

      January: An Important Month for Shaping the US Role in Europe
      Jan09

      January: An Important Month for Shaping the US Role in Europe

      Amid Ukraine-Russia Crisis, New Decisions Will Define America’s ‘Force Posture’ for Years to Come Almost a year after Russia’s invasions of Ukraine, the US government will roll out a series of decisions in the next month that will play a big role in shaping how the United States and its transatlantic allies respond in the long...

      As Kyiv Tackles Corruption and Reform, a New Threat: Warlords
      Jan06

      As Kyiv Tackles Corruption and Reform, a New Threat: Warlords

      Kyiv’s Government Is Failing to Act Against Some Volunteer Defense Brigades That Are Acting Like Outlaws, Adrian Karatnycky Writes Ukraine’s new parliament and cabinet are beginning to bring revolutionary changes to how the country is governed. The legislature is energized by an unprecedented crop of civic activists and pro-democracy...

      Ukraine’s Crisis in 2015: What to Expect
      Jan06

      Ukraine’s Crisis in 2015: What to Expect

      Donbas War Will Last All Year; May Be Settled With Early Parliament Election, Mefford Writes How predictable is Ukraine’s coming year, given its financial crisis, its untested new government and, above all, its war against Russia and its proxy forces in the southeastern region of Donbas? Not very predictable, notes the Atlantic...

      Predicting Ukraine’s Crisis: Here Are the Changes to Watch For in 2015
      Jan06

      Predicting Ukraine’s Crisis: Here Are the Changes to Watch For in 2015

      Donbas War Will Last All Year; May Be Settled With Early Parliament Election, Mefford Writes How predictable is Ukraine’s coming year, given its financial crisis, its untested new government and, above all, its war against Russia and its proxy forces in the southeastern region of Donbas? Not very predictable, notes the Atlantic...

      For 2015, Six Critical Themes for Meeting Russia’s Threat to Europe
      Dec30

      For 2015, Six Critical Themes for Meeting Russia’s Threat to Europe

      A Crisis Index by Atlantic Council’s UkraineAlert Throughout Russia’s assault this year on Ukraine, one of Europe’s most dangerous wars since the close of World War II, the Atlantic Council has analyzed the conflict for ways to sustain Europe’s stability and the right of 43 million Ukrainians to the independent, democratic...

      A Crisis Indexed: Six Critical Themes on Europe’s Biggest Security Threat
      Dec30

      A Crisis Indexed: Six Critical Themes on Europe’s Biggest Security Threat

      2014 Coverage of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict from the Atlantic Council’s UkraineAlert With Russia’s assault this year on Ukraine, one of Europe’s most dangerous wars since the close of World War II, the Atlantic Council has worked to report and analyze the conflict. The Council seeks to build policies to help sustain...

      Ukraine’s Got Talent: New Anti-Corruption Bureau Includes Big Names
      Dec29

      Ukraine’s Got Talent: New Anti-Corruption Bureau Includes Big Names

      Still, Ukrainians Wait to See Concrete Steps to End a System of Graft Ukraine’s new government is on track to pass a painfully austere budget by the end of the year, according to the Atlantic Council’s Kyiv-based senior fellow, Brian Mefford. The other center of attention is the government’s establishment of a National...