Kyiv. The Day of Tymoshenko’s Arrest. 5 August 2011

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Prof. Marta Dyczok, Associate Professor, Departments of History and Political Science, University of Western Ontario Today Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was arrested. Around 4:00 PM on a Friday afternoon in the middle of summer, in a political trial that has been going on for weeks. The charismatic, photogenic leader of the 2004 Orange … Continue reading

National Interests on Trial: Flawed Logic in a Flawed Political System

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By Nadiya Kravets, University of Oxford DPhil Politics Photo Gas Politics Care of Guardian.co.uk Although much has been said in the Ukrainian press about the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, it is still unclear what she is on trial for. For abusing her executive powers as a Prime Minister when signing the gas agreements in 2009? … Continue reading

Ukraine Embarks on Nation Branding Campaign

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By Vasyl Myroshnychenko, Partner, CFC Consulting Engulfed in corruption and languishing at the bottom of the leading indexes measuring the ease of doing business and the economy’s competitiveness, Ukraine has launched a high-profile advertising campaign on CNN International and BBC World. A series of spots entitled Ukraine: All About U aims to raise awareness about the country, … Continue reading

The Many Faces of Ukraine and The Roles They Play

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Thank you for joining in and ‘Watching Ukraine’ with us. In the first month we have had over 2,500 views of our blog. We are pleased to have followers at Oxford, Columbia, Princeton, the Guardian, the BBC, Ukr Pravda, Tyzhden’, Oxford Analytica and the Economist and even in the President’s Administration (I guess they are … Continue reading

20 Years of Independence and One Year of Yanukovych: A Year in Review

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Happy First Birthday Mister President! Welcome to our inaugural edition. We  hope to provide intensive and engaging expert analysis of current events in Ukraine. We welcome comments and submissions. I have asked the contributors to write different analyses of the first year of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency for the launch of our monthly blog. … Continue reading

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