Will Poroshenko weather the storm?

Failures and highlights of the ruling elites Ukraine’s post-Maidan government can point to some successes: the defense, energy, banking and agriculture sectors have all seen significant reforms. An electronic public procurement system is in place. Public officials have submitted to a system of electronic asset declarations intended to curb corruption. Yet public administration, law enforcement,…

Sovereignty in Putin’s understanding: between imperial missionism and the Juche ideology

Annual Vladimir Putin’s Address to the Federal Assembly could be evaluated as a program document of the contemporary Russian ideology. If the state policy will follow the spirit of this document, it will lead to the complete international isolation of the country. Militarist rhetoric combined with elements of the reactionary rhetoric about “healthy nation” and…

The Belarusian opposition before the presidential elections: relevant trends and prospects for a single candidate strategy

  Any analysis, predictions or assessments of the situation in Belarus, processes related to the 2015 elections and strategies of the opposition and the government must take the political impact of the revolution and the military conflict in Ukraine into account. The developments in the neighbouring country have already considerably affected Belarusian domestic politics, the…

Pavel Usov: The USA and the EU proved they cannot stop Russia

Doctor of Political Sciences Pavel Usov analyzes the Russian-​Ukrainian war and its consequences for the post-​Soviet space in an interview with Belarusian Partisan. – Ukraine expects the Belarusian authorities to condemn the Russian occupation of Crimea. Will Belarus do it? – It seems to me that Ukrainian authorities don’t expect statements of this kind from…