Ukraine v. Russia: analysis of inter-state cases in international courts

Ukraine uses international courts as one of the instruments to counter Russia’s aggression. In 2014-2019, Ukraine brought complaints against Russia before the European Court of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, as well as accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over the Euromaidan protests, the events in Read more about Ukraine v. Russia: analysis of inter-state cases in international courts[…]

Democracy House presented an 11th issue of U at Glance

On January 24, 2019, Democracy House presented an 11th issue of the U at Glance analytical paper at the Embassy of Poland in Ukraine. The presentation of the monthly analytical publication was attended by dozens of diplomats, including Heads and Deputy Heads of Mission. During the presentation, experts of Democracy House analyzed election programs of key Ukrainian presidential Read more about Democracy House presented an 11th issue of U at Glance[…]

Prospects of Oleg Lyashko in 2019: a future parliamentary speaker or a political outcast?

Presidential elections 2019 are crucial for Oleg Lyashko and his sponsor Rinat Akhmetov. If Lyashko overcomes the 5% barrier and gets into the top five of the race, it will open up new financial and political opportunities for the Radical Party. No matter who wins the presidential and parliamentary elections, Oleg Lyashko will be a Read more about Prospects of Oleg Lyashko in 2019: a future parliamentary speaker or a political outcast?[…]

Crimean issue in the presidential election 2019

Position on Crimea determines the internal legitimacy of political forces in Ukraine. However, the return of the peninsula directly concerns a rather narrow stratum of voters in Ukraine. As a result, the de-occupation of Crimea is out of the priority issues of the presidential campaign 2019 being left on the periphery of the presidential election Read more about Crimean issue in the presidential election 2019[…]

Ukraine’s economy in 2019: risks and trends

The Ukrainian economy is gradually emerging from the acute crisis of 2014-2015, but this recovery is not impressive at a high pace. Unfortunately, in the course of five post-revolutionary years, Ukraine failed to carry out the necessary radical reforms. In 2019 Ukraine is expected to keep restrained GDP growth at 3%. Inflation is expected at Read more about Ukraine’s economy in 2019: risks and trends[…]

Democracy House presented its vision of the Ukrainian presidential election

Democracy House in partnership with the French Embassy in Ukraine and the French Chamber of Commerce conducted a conference on the Ukrainian presidential election. The purpose of the conference is to familiar French firms working in Ukraine with possible scenarios of developments in the country after the presidential election. Political expert of Democracy House Anatoliy Read more about Democracy House presented its vision of the Ukrainian presidential election[…]

Severance of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia: pros and cons

The attack on Ukrainian warships and the arrest of Ukrainian navy sailors stepped up public and political discussions on the severance of diplomatic relations with Russia. If Ukraine takes such a decisive step, the country may gain some political advantages, though it may risk of losing an already limited access to Ukrainian citizens who for Read more about Severance of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia: pros and cons[…]

Economic risks of the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine

In the time of Ukraine’s independence, the martial law has never been introduced, therefore it is difficult to estimate its economic consequences. Not surprisingly, the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine has caused mass discussions both among the public and in expert circles. As of today, it can be noted that some of the Read more about Economic risks of the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine[…]

Oligarchs and pro-Russian forces: sponsors and beneficiaries

Introduction of the Martial Law in Ukraine has changed the political agenda and may mobilize Russian-speaking voters in the South and East of Ukraine. According to sociologists, their share in the overall structure of voters is at least 30%, which is a serious electoral threshold for the oligarchs. Such a voter reacts sensitively to ideological Read more about Oligarchs and pro-Russian forces: sponsors and beneficiaries[…]

Democracy House presented a 10th issue of the U at Glance

On December 12, 2018  Democracy House presented a 10th issue of the U at Glance analytical paper. The presentation of the monthly analytical publication was held at the Residence of the Ambassador of Finland to Ukraine and was attended by around 50 members of the diplomatic corps. During the presentation, experts of Democracy House analyzed the Read more about Democracy House presented a 10th issue of the U at Glance[…]