Some reform-minded leaders in the Donetsk People's Republic want to create a socially oriented alternative to the oligarch-led government in Kiev—but will the Kremlin let them?
The cease-fire appears to be a politically useful fiction.
Tens of thousands have fled in the wake of ongoing fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Polls show Petro Poroshenko ahead of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Sunday’s election.
Ordinary people will be the undisputed losers in the International Monetary Fund’s loan deal with Ukraine.
A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.
Illegal waste dumps, displacement of residents, harsh retribution against local activists: Sochi has it all.
An expert on the North Caucasus rates the chance of attack as “high—four out of five.”
Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence.
But legislative changes are making it still more difficult for opposition candidates to win.