Taras Kuzio is a Research Associate at the Centre for Political and Regional Studies, Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta. He is author of the forthcoming ‘Commissars into Oligarchs: A Contemporary History of Ukraine.’
Ukraine's blackmail system
In Ukraine, businessmen are pressured to give financial and political support to the authorities or to testify...
Crime and politics in Crimea
The link between crime and politics in Crimea has been evident for some time. Now, crime boss Sergei Aksyonov – the...
Crimea – from playground to battleground
Journalistic speculation about Crimea becoming independent is rife. However, the real dangers lie elsewhere…
The problem in Ukraine isn’t Svoboda, it’s Yanukovych: a reply to Ivan Katchanovksi
Many Ukraine observers have identified the far-right Svoboda party as the key source of racial conflict in the...
Published in: HomeUkraine: the immobile state
The electoral defeat of the figureheads of the “orange revolution” of 2004 raises profound questions over Ukraine’s...
Published in: HomeUkraine: beyond the orange coalition