Minsk has tried to carve out a more independent niche since the Ukraine crisis, but its room for maneuver remains severely constrained.
Assessing the wider issues that must be resolved if peace is to return to Ukraine.
Long the site of great power competition, the Black Sea region appears to be heating up once again.
Russia’s infamous mercenary outfit is an effective mix of old and new.
If past is precedent, we won’t be seeing any real ‘consequences’ from the seizure of a Russian tanker by Ukraine.
The Donbass will certainly be up for discussion – but what about the elephant in the room?
Zac and Nick discuss the surprising yet not-so-surprising result of Ukraine's presidential elections, what it means for relations with Russia, and whether or not there's any life yet in the Minsk II peace process. Recorded on April 27, 2018.
It’s getting harder to see how the Minsk II accords will ever be implemented. And that might suit the Ukrainian authorities just fine.
Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is now living the plot of his popular TV show. But the next act is the hardest one.
The story of the Ukraine elections is now a familiar one: establishment candidates vs. outsider dark horse.