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Political will was not enough for justice reform in #Moldova

Political will was not enough for justice reform in #Moldova

| November 29, 2019

The pro-reform Sandu government had the will to dismantle oligarchic power structures, but was taken down by limited political experience. Cristina Gherasimov  Academy Associate, Russia and Eurasia Programme @cgherasimov Maia Sandu in Germany in July. Photo: Getty Images. The lack of political will to carry out rule of law reforms is frequently the reason why […]

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#Zelenskyy finds that there are no easy solutions in #Donbas

#Zelenskyy finds that there are no easy solutions in #Donbas

| October 25, 2019

The president has attempted to use the so-called Steinmeier Formula to find a compromise on holding elections in the east of Ukraine. But he has run into a stark reality: Moscow and Kyiv’s interests remain irreconcilable. Duncan Allan Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Leo Litra Senior Research Fellow, New Europe Center, Chatham […]

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#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

| October 9, 2019

Regardless of what happens with Trump’s impeachment inquiry, the new Ukrainian leadership must deliver genuine rule-of-law reform and continue the fight against corruption. Orysia Lutsevych Research Fellow and Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme @Orysiaua The first page of the unclassified memorandum of US President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy […]

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How the Trump–Zelenskyi call could reverberate beyond #Impeachment

How the Trump–Zelenskyi call could reverberate beyond #Impeachment

| September 27, 2019

Chatham House experts examine how the latest presidential scandal might play out in US domestic politics, in Ukraine and in international affairs. Dr Lindsay Newman Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme @lindsayrsnewman LinkedIn Dr Leslie Vinjamuri Head of the US and the Americas Programme, and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy, Chatham […]

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On #Russia, #Macron Is Mistaken

On #Russia, #Macron Is Mistaken

| September 6, 2019

The French president may well be standing tall over his European counterparts, but his overtures toward the Kremlin are repeating the mistakes of so many other Western leaders, past and present. James Nixey Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @jamesnixey Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @matboulegue Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin […]

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EU’s deepening approach to #Ukraine reform is paying dividends

EU’s deepening approach to #Ukraine reform is paying dividends

| September 2, 2019

As a new European Commission takes office, it should not abandon the strategy. Kataryna Wolczuk Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Since the Euromaidan revolution in the winter of 2013–14, the EU has adopted a significantly more strategic approach to reform in Ukraine, in order to address fundamental weaknesses within Ukrainian state institutions. […]

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Protests in #Russia show how political environment has changed

Protests in #Russia show how political environment has changed

| August 19, 2019

Nikolai Petrov (below) speaks to Jason Naselli (below) about a new wave of protests against Vladimir Putin’s government and what it means for the future of the Russian system. Nikolai Petrov Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Jason Naselli Senior Digital Editor LinkedIn Protesters at a rally in central Moscow on 10 […]

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