Real Clear Politics
Time for the EU to Play Hardball with Ukraine
The recent offer by the European Union and suspension by Ukraine of an Association Agreement was a classic case of misperception.
Promises, Promises: Moscow's Record Of Broken Aid Pledges
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to offer Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych some sweeteners for closer ties when the two meet on December 17, but will he deliver? A loan to bail out Ukraine's troubled economy? A gas deal? Trade concessions? When Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych in ... (more)
Opinion: The EU is embarrassing itself in Ukraine
Ukrainian President Yanukovych seems to be able to do whatever he wants without fear of consequences from the European Union.
Serbia to start it's EU journey this December
The current riots and protest in Ukraine show only one thing - Russia's interest in Europe is rising.
Following the Ukraine government's sudden reversal of plans to pursue integration with the European Union, Kiev's Independence Square now resembles Egypt's Tahrir Square.
The European Union's 'Convergence Machine' Is Badly Broken
One of the things that has struck me as strange about the debate over Ukraine and its now-delayed association agreement with the EU is the assumption that integration with Europe automatically leads to rapid economic growth.
Cornell Scholar - Ukraine's Turn From EU Far More Than Pro-Russia Reflex
Valerie Bunce , a professor of International Studies and Government at Cornell University, is an expert on politics, international relations and conflict in Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkans and the former Soviet states.
Greek presidency pledges to 'connect' the Western Balkans
Ukrainian opposition leader Arseny Yatsenyuk said that the country's president, Viktor Yanukovich, had traded the country's EU future against guarantees from Russia concerning his re-election in 2015, lower gas prices and $20 billion.
Opinion: No need for ingratiation
Ukraine rejects the European Union and other nations also seem to be losing their interest in joining the bloc.
South Stream pipeline to spur on Balkan reliance on Russian gas
Russia will take a step toward tightening its grip on Balkan energy supplies and strengthening its influence in southeastern Europe when construction starts on the Serbian leg of Gazprom's South Stream pipeline on Sunday.
Ukrainian Cossacks in the international cultural context
Ivan Lenio is one of the frontmen of Ukrainian folk rock band Kozak System. This band has won the love of Ukrainian and foreign audience long time ago.