The Breadbasket Becomes the Basket Case
Five years later, the promises of the Orange Revolution are ringing very hollow. Democracy is certainly flourishing—but instead of bringing stability and prosperity, the Orange revolutionaries and...
17:45, 16 March 2009
The Breadbasket Becomes the Basket Case
Will US-China relations sink or swim?
A hosepipe fight between US and Chinese sailors in the South China Sea has put a temporary dampener on the feelgood glow created by secretary of state Hillary Clinton`s recent Beijing visit...
11:49, 11 March 2009
Will US-China relations sink or swim?
Bank crisis spreads in Ukraine
After Ukraine`s currency collapsed in the global meltdown, so did Valery Ilyin`s household finances - and, he fears, his family`s dream of a bigger home. Mr. Ilyin, a 37-year-old information-technology...
17:59, 10 March 2009
Bank crisis spreads in Ukraine
Secrets and Lies(What the Head of the Russian Archives failed to mention)
Stalin believed that Ukrainian nationalists working together with Polish spies were preparing to sever Ukraine from the Soviet Union... He stated that ‘Unless we begin to straighten out the situation in Ukraine...
17:37, 04 March 2009
Secrets and Lies(What the Head of the Russian Archives failed to mention)
Ukraine risks unrest as ills worsen
Olexander Pavlenko, a young computer programmer, is one of tens of thousands of Ukrainians who cannot get their money out of the bank. He stood in line in Kyiv at two big troubled banks...
12:08, 03 March 2009
Ukraine risks unrest as ills worsen
Obama Offered Deal to Russia in Secret Letter
Now the Obama administration appears to be reconsidering that idea, although it is not clear if it would want to put part of the system on Russian soil where it could be flipped on or off by Russians.
10:20, 03 March 2009
Obama Offered Deal to Russia in Secret Letter
The case for Ukraine
Pessimists believe that Ukraine is on the verge of default. Fortunately, such a calamity is unlikely, but Ukraine badly needs more international financial support to handle a tremendous external shock...
18:32, 27 February 2009
The case for Ukraine
EU tensions amid financial crisis
The British press has been noting with satisfaction that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is the first European leader to be invited to see US President Barack Obama...
11:44, 26 February 2009
EU tensions amid financial crisis
Is Bollywood coming to Hollywood?
The colorful story, which mixes the gritty life of Mumbai`s poor with the shiny aspirations of the new India, features no stars recognizable to Western audiences, but it may have made one of its native country...
10:30, 25 February 2009
Is Bollywood coming to Hollywood?
Crisis in Kyiv tests patience of Berlin and Moscow
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany`s foreign minister, is not normally a man lost for words. On one subject, however, he was temporarily silenced: what to do about the crisis in Ukraine...
11:12, 24 February 2009
Crisis in Kyiv tests patience of Berlin and Moscow
Land of dilemmas: would you risk your life to save your enemy?
"Land of Dilemmas," a feature length documentary by filmmakers Olha Onyshko and Sarah Farhat, is currently in production. The film features the recollections of four World War II survivors of different ethnic and religious backgrounds...
09:39, 24 February 2009
Land of dilemmas: would you risk your life to save your enemy?
Fueling European cooperation
For those of us who lived under the Soviet Union, there is a certain irony about energy supplies. We may have been in a Cold War with the West, but Soviet gas always flowed uninterrupted across the Iron Curtain...
18:33, 18 February 2009
Fueling European cooperation
Regaining her balance
Fifteen years after the little girl in the pink dress won an Olympic gold medal, Baiul is trying to adhere to this lesson: Sometimes you have to hit the gas pedal, sometimes you have to step on the brakes...
18:19, 17 February 2009
Regaining her balance
The never ending Ukraine story
The one positive thing to come out of the Russian-Ukraine gas crisis, which caused shortages in 20 European countries for more than two weeks amid freezing temperatures, was...
12:01, 16 February 2009
The never ending Ukraine story
Obama cabinet: Unlucky or naive?
Nominees have already fallen like flies. Out has gone his first choice of commerce secretary, the New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, who is facing an investigation into his links with big business...
12:49, 13 February 2009
Obama cabinet: Unlucky or naive?
Living book on Hetman Mazepa
Hetman Ivan Mazepa, Ukraine’s national hero, is better known in Europe... Poems about Mazepa were written by Byron, Daniel Defoe, Victor Hugo, Bertolt Brecht... All his thoughts were about Ukraine, its future, and its prosperity...
17:19, 12 February 2009
Living book on Hetman Mazepa
Yushchenko, Tymoshenko criticize each other (photo-report)
A scandal took place in the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council’s meeting. President Victor Yushchenko strongly criticized PM Yulia Tymoshenko, and she, in response, accused him of a lie...
16:20, 11 February 2009
Yushchenko, Tymoshenko criticize each other (photo-report)
Uncertainty on IMF loan sends Ukraine to Moscow
The International Monetary Fund is likely to suspend loan payments to Ukraine, a move that would further push the government toward Moscow for aid and exacerbate a feud between top leaders in Kyiv...
11:16, 10 February 2009
Uncertainty on IMF loan sends Ukraine to Moscow
Stepping Out From Putin's Shadow
With a series of careful moves and subtle statements, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has begun to shed his image as the obedient sidekick of his powerful predecessor, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin...
18:38, 09 February 2009
Stepping Out From Putin's Shadow
Rivalry deepens Ukraine economic woe
Ukraine`s prime minister survived a no-confidence vote in parliament, but a deepening economic slump and political bickering spell trouble for the country`s Western-leaning leaders...
12:42, 06 February 2009
Rivalry deepens Ukraine economic woe
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