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The low-intensity conflict
smoldering in eastern Ukraine could be politically “frozen” for an undetermined
duration. Moscow and Kiev are increasingly motivated to seek such an imperfect
deal, but there is an economic roadblock: the bill for reconstruction of the
ravaged Donbas region will be staggering. No one, in either the east or the west
is ready to pick it up.
Dr. Pawel Kowal
Since Ukraine gained independence in 1991, its relations with Russia have never been normal. Major crises are always liable to break out. The present one has lasted for almost two years and is entering a new phase that can make or break Ukraine. <i>This report is part of GIS’s “Global Trends” series, which aims to f...
Dr. Uwe Nerlich
As winter approaches, Ukraine’s embattled government faces a radically different set of challenges than those it grappled with just weeks ago. Instead of deriving comfort from the stillness that has descended on the Donbas battlefield with Russian-backed separatists, the authorities in Kiev must deal with an emerging threat from their own far right. A rebellion may...
Professor Stefan Hedlund