Архів категорії ‘“English-Speakers’ Corner”’

Fico chce dotovať podozrivú firmu prepojenú na Ukrajincov

Olexia Basarab – contribution for aktuality.sk (in Slovak) Premiér Fico chcel pred voľbami oznámiť zásadnú investíciu pre Banskú Bystricu. Nakoniec to vyzerá, že je z toho blamáž. Zdalo sa, že vláda pred voľbami ukáže ďalší tromf. Megainvestíciu za desiatky miliónov eur do výroby, ktorá má budúcnosť – výroby bezpečných elektronických dokladov, cenín, či platobných kariet.

Public protests escalate in Moldova

Sergiy Gerasymchuk – comment for Kyivpost The corrupt rule of liberal pro-European parties in Moldova has created an opening for pro-Russian forces, who are instigating anti-government protests. The protests in Moldova first erupted last spring, but turned violent on Jan. 20 when demonstrators in Chisinau broke into the parliament building, pulled out furniture and set [...]


There is a new government in Romania. What caused these changes and what are the similarities and differences between nowadays Romania and Ukraine you can see from the comments of the experts of Ukraine-Romania International Experts Consortium          collected by «Strategic and Security Studies Group».

Frozen Conflict in Moldova’s Transnistria: A Fitting Analogy to Ukraine’s Hybrid War?

Sergiy Gerasymchuk – the article for the Atlantic Council History is a great teacher, so it’s no surprise that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and his subsequent Kremlin speech justifying it brought back memories of the Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland in 1938. Parallels between Hitler and Putin abound, as do their [...]

Critical Perspectives and Critical Dimensions on the Ongoing Ukrainian Crisis

On April 3-4, 2015 SSSG International Programs Director Mr. Sergiy Gerasymchuk participated at the seminar “Critical Perspectives and Critical Dimensions on the Ongoing Ukrainian Crisis: Which Systemic Challenges to the EU-Russia Dialogue?” in Tartu (Estonia). The event was organized in cooperation with the University College London (UCL) and UCL’s “Platform Ukraine”, an interdisciplinary network aimed to [...]

Poroshenko Reprieves Seen Fleeting as Ukrainians Sour on Leader

Sergiy Gerasymchuk commenting for Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — Within the course of a few frantic hours on Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko won conditional reprieves from bloodshed and bankruptcy. Now he’s got to win back an increasingly unhappy electorate seasoned in revolution.


On December 21, 2014 Klaus Iohannis will be inaugurated as a new president of Romania. What should Ukraine expect from the new president of the neighboring state? Will there be any correction to the foreign policy of Romania? Who is going to be among the key advisors of the new president?

NATO Challenged by Three Dichotomies: a View from Ukraine

Sergiy Gerasymchuk commenting on the challenges that NATO faces nowadays For many years NATO was an efficient security umbrella for transatlantic community and provided security guarantees for the countries of Western Europe in the time of the Cold war. Later on after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Iron Curtain [...]

Ukraine after the Elections: President Poroshenko’s challenges

Sergiy Gerasymchuk and Olexia Basarab commenting on the elections in Ukraine for CEPI Both the rational and irrational motivations of voters led to Petro Poroshenko’s triumphant victory in the Ukrainian presidential elections. The rational motivation was that Ukraine desperately needed a fully operational commander-in-chief. The sooner Ukrainians elected a president, the sooner an effective antiterrorist [...]

Ukraine and Romania: New Challenges and New Opportunities

Strategic and Security Studies Group is happy to present the output of the project Ukraine and Romania after Parliamentary Elections 2012: New Challenges and New Opportunities for the Development of Relations available in Ukrainian, Romanian and English languages