After Ukraine’s Leap to Freedom: Hope Tethered

After Ukraine’s Leap to Freedom: Hope Tethered

BY MIKHAIL MINAKOV Today’s post-Soviet Europe is a region characterized by unpredictable, fragile, and disruptive development. Expectations of democracy and well-being in independent Ukraine, Georgia, Russia, and Belarus have not been realized in the twenty-six years since the dissolution of the USSR. On the contrary, these states have been subjected to extended periods of poverty, […]

The Language Issue in Ukraine, Again

The Language Issue in Ukraine, Again

BY MYKHAILO MINAKOV On September 25, 2017, the Ukrainian president signed off on the Law on Education, which had been approved by the parliament twenty days before. This law, which had long been anticipated as a means of launching educational reform and somewhat prematurely praised by the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, has caused a scandal […]