Anticorruption Laws in Ukraine: Fighting Corruption or Fighting the Corruption Fighters?

Anticorruption Laws in Ukraine: Fighting Corruption or Fighting the Corruption Fighters?

BY MIKHAIL MINAKOV A main drive in post-Maidan Ukraine has been getting anticorruption laws in place, then enforcing them. New institutions were created for this purpose, including the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), the National Agency to Prevent Corruption (NAPC), and the imminent National Anti-Corruption Court. But in March 2017 the anticorruption laws were amended to […]

Freedom of Speech: Between Power and Truth in Ukraine

Freedom of Speech: Between Power and Truth in Ukraine

BY MARYNA STAVNIICHUK As 2018 opens, Ukraine faces many painful problems: conflict in the Donbas, weakening ties with Ukrainian communities in the separatist-controlled eastern Donbas and the Russia-controlled Crimea, endemic corruption, and disruptive social reforms. And the list of major challenges for Ukraine has recently been enriched with the decline of freedom of speech and […]

Does the “Western Model” Offer Any Promise for Ukrainian Women?

Does the “Western Model” Offer Any Promise for Ukrainian Women?

BY NIKOLAS KOZLOFF With near daily reports of sexual harassment rippling through the U.S. media, entertainment industry, and political arena—reports that have toppled the careers of many prominent male figureheads—some may question whether the West represents a hopeful or optimistic model for women in other parts of the world. America’s failure to level the playing […]