Open Letter Concerning Kagarlitsky

Stop calling warmongers “anti-war activists” An open letter to the Stop the War coalition By Simon Pirani Dear friends, This is to ask you to think about your organisation’s alliance with Boris Kagarlitsky, the Russian political commentator who supports war in Ukraine. In a statement of 19 October, the Stop the War Coalition (STW) described […]

Poroshenko, Polls, and the Rise of the ‘Gas Princess’

David Marples The past week has seen a veritable media circus around the revelations of the Panama Papers, in which, among many others, the name of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko appears, accused of opening an offshore account while his country suffered its worst defeat in the war against Donbas separatists in August 2014. What is […]

Decentralization: Pros, Cons, and Prospects

David Marples Introduction The reform process in Ukraine introduced after the Euromaidan protests has a number of facets. One of the most critical falls under the headline “decentralization.” This paper explores what is meant by this term in the context of contemporary Ukraine. It also examines the prospects for the success of the reform, its […]