Backgrounder posted October 21, 2013
Why the U.S. Should Support Ukraine’s Association and Free Trade Agreements with Europe
On August 17, 2013, the Kyiv-based website Ukraine Today published a document summarizing the Kremlin’s strategy on how to force Ukraine to join Russia’s sphere of influence. The Russian strategy, which the Kremlin has not disavowed, is designed to pressure Ukraine into joining a Moscow-led Customs Union (which currently includes Belarus and Kazakhstan). The strategy…
Issue Brief posted March 19, 2012
NATO Enlargement Should Top Obama Agenda in Chicago
In May, NATO leaders will meet for the annual heads of state and government summit in Chicago. Absent from the summit’s agenda is the issue of enlargement—a pillar of the alliance. Since taking office, President Obama has done little to support the membership of qualified candidates. This year’s NATO summit provides an opportunity to correct this.
NATO’s “open door…
WebMemo posted September 14, 2011
Ukraine Needs an Economic Freedom “Reset”
Ukraine is at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Its global economic integration among free, democratic, and prosperous nations should be an important American foreign policy priority. A rebirth of economic freedom in Ukraine could have a positive impact not only on Eastern Europe but also in Russia and other post-Soviet states.
Achieving this desirable…
WebMemo posted February 12, 2010
After Ukraine Elections: What Is Next for U.S. Policy?
On February 7, Ukrainians elected former Prime Minister Victor Yanukovych as president, a defeat for current Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The first round of elections, held on January 17, appeared to be free and fair. The U.S. embassy and OSCE concluded that the second round of runoff elections were free and fair as well. Ukrainian courts may review some of…
Video Recorded on January 7, 2009
Strengthening NATO: Advice for Obama
Sally McNamara, Senior Policy Analyst for European Affairs at The
Heritage Foundation, discusses how President-elect Obama can keep
his pledge to strengthen American and global security by gaining
additional European commitments for the mission in Af…