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How Ukrainian Presidents Build Coalitions: Lessons in Power Sharing for the Next President


The Demography of Ukraine: Ukraine in an Election Year

The last national census of Ukraine was conducted nearly 20 years ago. Recent attempts to conduct a new census since have been postponed. Complicating the issue, events in Ukraine such as Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the war in the East have led to dramatic demographic changes that remain unaccounted for in official statistics.

"Is the Possibility of a Third World War Real?" Researching Nuclear Ukraine in the KGB Archive

NPIHP Working Paper #13

"Is the Possibility of a Third World War Real?" Researching Nuclear Ukraine in the KGB Archive

Nate Jones

March 2019


War and Peace in Ukraine’s Presidential Race


Forgotten Parties to the INF

On February 2, 2019, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States’ decision to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, citing the Russian Federation’s material breach of the Treaty as justification for the decision.

According to Article XV of the Treaty, the United States will suspend its obligations under the Treaty 60 days after providing notice, unless in this time, Russia agrees to come in compliance.

Combating Corruption in Ukraine: The Candidates’ Remedies


Corruption remains an intractable problem in Ukraine. It stands in the way of the country’s economic development and has unduly affected the lives of ordinary citizens, who gain no benefit from it. The upcoming presidential elections, scheduled for March 31, will offer voters an opportunity to weigh in on which of the candidates’ proposed remedies they prefer.

He Plays a President On-Screen. Why Do Ukrainians Want to Vote for a Sitcom Star?


Presidential Elections in Ukraine: Candidates and Chances


Ukraine has entered a super-election year. Presidential elections are scheduled for March 31, with an expected run-off election to be held in April, and parliamentary elections are slated for October. These elections will be a test of the political system established after the Euromaidan.

Winter War in Eastern Ukraine: The Everyday Drama of Water and Heating Infrastructure Collapse

Ukrainians face a low-intensity war that makes victims without making headlines, though it has killed more than 11,000, has injured more than 24,000 civilians and combatants, and has displaced about 1.6 million people since April 2014. In light of these figures, it is easy to overlook the situation of about 4 million Ukrainians living near the front line who both live in an industrialized region in the heart of Europe and depend on cooperation between the warring sides for their drinking water and central heating.