Adrian Karatnycky

Essay
May/June
2009
Adrian Karatnycky and Alexander J. Motyl

The recent deterioration in relations between Russia and Ukraine should be of great concern to the West, because Ukraine’s security is critical to Europe’s stability. Ukraine must be placed back on the policy agenda as a player in its own right.

Postscript
Adrian Karatnycky

Karatnycky's update to his March/April 2005 essay "Ukraine's Orange Revolution".

Essay
Mar/Apr
2005
Adrian Karatnycky

The electoral triumph of opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko and the victory of the Ukrainian people over their country's corrupt leadership represent a new landmark in the postcommunist history of eastern Europe, a seismic shift Westward in the geopolitics of the region. But what will come next for the new president--and the rest of the former Soviet Union?

Essay
May/Jun
2001
Adrian Karatnycky

In the last several months, Ukraine has descended into chaos. A series of scandals linking President Leonid Kuchma to vote fraud, corruption, the disappearance of journalists, and the harassment of opposition politicians has rocked this struggling country. Meanwhile, Western criticism has only pushed Kuchma toward Moscow's more welcoming embrace. A careful response from Washington and Brussels can still stop Kiev's descent into tyranny -- but there's no time to lose.

Comment
Jan/Feb
1998
Adrian Karatnycky

The Polish elections may signal the dawning of a political force in Central and Eastern Europe-Christian democracy, with emphasis on both words.