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Ukraine’s Road to Normalcy

PoroshenkoSunday’s presidential election is a major milestone in Ukraine’s return to normalcy, but the country is not out of the woods yet.

by Cory Welt | Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Crisis of Crimea and Ukraine

NATO summit article icon Issue Brief President Barack Obama and today’s policymakers can learn much from looking at the approaches of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in times of foreign policy crises and challenge.

by Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Unfinished Response to Ukraine

Eastern UkraineWith the Ukraine crisis far from over, the United States needs to take several additional steps to bolster its response, including stronger sanctions that may need to remain in place for years.

by Vikram Singh and Ken Sofer | Friday, April 25, 2014

Achieving Unity in Ukraine

The agreement reached in Geneva to de-escalate hostilities in Ukraine may or may not succeed, but the best opportunity for lasting peace rests in Kiev’s commitment to inclusive and transparent constitutional reform.

by Cory Welt | Friday, April 18, 2014

Why IMF Reforms Matter for American Leadership on the Global Stage

Christine LagardeReforming the IMF strengthens a U.S.-led international institution that promotes economic growth and stability and reduces the effects of global crises, without increasing U.S. financial commitments. Congress missed a recent opportunity to ratify these reforms, but it can still act.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart | Thursday, April 10, 2014

Key Elements of Sanctions and Support to Address Russian Aggression in Ukraine

article icon Issue Brief The U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine should include these key elements of sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine.

by Vikram Singh and Ken Sofer | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The First Time Putin Tried to Invade a Foreign Country

article icon Issue Brief During the Kosovo war in 1999, Vladimir Putin, who was the Russian national security advisor at the time, backed a dangerous plan that almost led to NATO exchanging fire with Russian troops. Here’s what Putin learned from the incident, and what the West probably should have.

by John Norris | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Concrete Steps to Address the Crisis in Ukraine

Ukrainian flag protestor book_alt2 icon Report The United States possesses key economic and diplomatic tools to support international law and impose a cost on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

by Ken Sofer | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Responding to Russia’s Illegal Military Incursion in Ukraine

Russian soldierThe United States has economic and political tools available to respond to Russia’s unprovoked occupation of Crimea.

by Cory Welt and Rudy deLeon | Monday, March 3, 2014

An Opportunity to Resolve the Escalating Crisis in Ukraine

ProtestsThe United States must throw full support behind EU-mediated peace deal and work to ensure its implementation.

by Cory Welt | Friday, February 21, 2014

Ukraine’s Euromaidan: Now Comes the Hard Part

Ukraine protestsRussia’s bailout has emboldened Ukraine’s government. But fresh off a wave of mass protests, the opposition may still mount an effective electoral challenge.

by Cory Welt | Monday, December 23, 2013