Why Ukraine 2020?
For any country to progress, it needs to develop strategic understanding, vision, and plans that look beyond the realities of current political cycles. By focusing on 2020, nearly two presidential terms from now in both Ukraine and the United States, the project aims to help its participants look beyond current political personalities and develop their understanding of societal realities and needs. It does this, however, in full awareness of the realities of current and evolving political, economic, societal, and international dynamics. In short, we seek to answer the question: "How can we understand the future, in order to influence it by acting effectively today?"
July 6, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
July 4, 2013
By Will Ritter
March 17, 2013
June 5, 2012 - Issue 14
May 9, 2012
KIEV, Ukraine — The June Euro 2012 football championship was Ukraine’s chance to shine: forge closer ties with the West, boost its international standing and aid its struggling economy.
May 8, 2012
Ukraine has postponed a summit of Central and East European leaders planned for this week after several of them said they would boycott it.
May 5, 2012
Viktor Yanukovych’s mistreatment of Yulia Tymoshenko symbolises a rotten rule that Europe can no longer ignore.
April 27, 2012
Details are scarce, but we know for now that two dozen or more people have been injured in multiple bombing attacks in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk.
April 24, 2012
Five international energy groups have placed bids for the first multi-billion-dollar hydrocarbon exploration and production licences offered by Ukraine under a plan to reduce dependence on Russian fuel imports.
April 18, 2012
Diplomats recently initialed a landmark agreement intended to draw Ukraine closer to the European Union, but the continued imprisonment of two major opposition leaders is pushing Ukraine further from its European aspirations.
Apr 12, 2012
Twenty years ago, the West tried to build civil society in post-Soviet Ukraine. Now 11 Ukrainian intellectuals have taken the matter into their own hands.
Apr 4, 2012
LAST week Brussels, the capital of European non-events, hosted another meeting between European Union and Ukrainian diplomats. On 30th March they initialed an "Association Agreement". That does not mean they signed it.
March 28, 2012
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has confirmed Ukraine’s intention to significantly reduce imports of Russian natural gas.
March 28, 2012
March 28, 2012
The results of stress tests run at Ukraine’s nuclear power stations are comforting but fail to explain why the facilities' equipment malfunctions so often.
March 27, 2012
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych sits during a working lunch at the Nuclear Security Summit at the Coex Center, in Seoul, South Korea, on March 27, 2012.
March 23, 2012
But companies are still far away from implementing the gold standard of accounting.
March 15, 2012
A government must always be under control to be democratic.
March 14, 2012
Metropolitan Sofroniy Dmytruk talks about the intrigue surrounding the election of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Olga Shumylo-Tapiola Commentary
March 12, 2012
Relations between Moscow and Kyiv have been unexpectedly rocky in recent years. However, as Russia entered its latest election cycle, the Kremlin’s attention drifted away from Ukraine.
Carnegie Endowment Paper
When Ukraine became independent in 1991, there were expectations that it would in the near future become a wealthy free market democracy and a full member of the European and Euro-Atlantic communities.
February 24, 2012
Despite the global crisis, Ukraine is increasing its foreign debt while producing and selling less and buying more
February 24, 2012
Wolf Dietrich Heim, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Austria in Ukraine, talks to The Ukrainian Week about cooling relations between the EU and official Kyiv, the prospects of Austrian banks in Ukraine and the future of the Eurozone.
February 23, 2012
Michael Spence, recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, explains why Ukraine, unlike Brazil or South Korea, has failed to make an economic breakthrough.
Ukraine’s archaic education system must change
Feb 15, 2012
The drafts of a law on higher education proposed a year ago and again in December provide a tangible example of conflicting world views.
February 7, 2012
Andreas Gross criticized the actions of the Party of Regions, a political partner of the group he heads, in his interview with The Ukrainian Week.
- Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter, Eugenia Tymoshenko
- The Honorable Steven Pifer, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Center on the U.S. and Europe, The Brookings Institution
- Mr. Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council
- Mr. Edward Chow, Senior Fellow, Energy & National Security Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies.
January 27, 2012
Mikael Lyngbo: Ukraine has decent legislation, but gaps in procedural process.
January 20, 2012
Ukraine has regressed to the Leonid Kuchma days, a decade associated more with authoritarianism, lawlessness, crony capitalism and corruption than with democracy.
Ukraine 2020 Presentations International Conference: Leadership in a Global World Washington, DC
Task Force meetings; Expert & Civic Forums in Kyiv
Inaugural Meeting of Energy Task Force
Expert Meeting with Iryna Akimova
Expert Meeting with Ambassador Richard Morningstar
Expert Forum in Washington with Ambassador Shamshur
Inaugural Meeting of Foreign Policy Task Force
Inaugural Meeting of National Security & Defense Policy Task Force
Senior Ukrainian Experts Visit Washington for Ukraine 2020 Policy Dialogue