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Will Loans Become a Lifeboat for Ukraine’s Economy?

BY VADYM SYROTA

Zelenskyy’s High-Stakes Russia Game

BY VITALIY SIZOV

Ukraine Quarterly Digest: July–September 2019

BY ANDRIAN PROKIP

The third quarter of 2019 showcased Ukraine’s vibrant political life. The country held parliamentary elections and established a new cabinet. Power has now been consolidated in one political party, led by recently elected President Zelenskyy. Parliament started amending current legislation and reforming the political system with extraordinary speed. Over the summer the new Ukrainian administration was dragged into an investigation of U.S. president Donald Trump.

1. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Relations with the EU

Kennan Cable No. 44: Ukrainian Local Governance Prior to Euromaidan: The Pre-History of Ukraine’s Decentralization Reform

Introduction

Democratic states often decentralize power because the dispersion of prerogatives and responsibilities improves the involvement of ordinary people in government. Political elites in semi- or non-democratic states, in contrast, tend to prefer power concentration, as they benefit from centralized decision-making and implementation; policymakers in regionally diverse states may promote centralized power in order to prevent secession.

Macron's Pivot to Moscow: Consequences for Ukraine

BY ARTEM GERGUN

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