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  • Thoughts from Kyiv – 17.03.2015

    March 16 was a turning point. On this day, Putin came out of hiding – both literally and figuratively. In the literal sense, Putin’s 11 day absence from public view ended during a press conference with the President of Kyrgyzstan.

  • Thoughts from Kyiv – 10.02.2015

    The problem with revolutionary times (and in case anyone was in doubt – Ukraine’s revolution continues) is that so many things happen simultaneously that it sometimes can be extremely difficult to keep track.

  • Thoughts from Kyiv – 07.02.2015

    Yesterday and today Ukrainian public opinion is split between two emotions: distrust and hope. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande spent 5 hours last night in discussions with Putin in Moscow.

  • Thoughts on Donating to Ukraine’s Frontlines

    [infobox title=’Thoughts from Kyiv’]Thoughts from Kyiv is brought to you by Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, Director of the Doctoral School, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Below are his thoughts and writings on the situation in Ukraine. [/infobox] This post is addressed specifically to my friends in […]

  • Thoughts on New Year’s Eve

    [infobox title=’Thoughts from Kyiv’]Thoughts from Kyiv is brought to you by Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, Director of the Doctoral School, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Below are his thoughts and writings on the situation in Ukraine. [/infobox] It’ll be a quiet New Year’s Eve across Ukraine […]

  • Thoughts from Kyiv – Putin’s Vision of World Order

    [infobox title=’Thoughts from Kyiv’]Thoughts from Kyiv is brought to you by Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, Director of the Doctoral School, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Below are his thoughts and writings on the situation in Ukraine. [/infobox] My last post on the current situation in Ukraine […]

  • Thoughts from Kyiv – 60.08.2014 on Higher Education

    On 1 July 2014 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Bill 1187-2 – a new law “On Higher Education” for Ukraine. The bill was signed by President Poroshenko on July 31 (amid rumors of a possible veto), and today the text of the legislation was officially published in the newspaper “Holos Ukrainy” making it the new law of the land.

  • Those are some hollow sanctions over there EU

    I was going to write about the imagery of the Maidan Revolution but then I read an article on the BBC about the latest sanctions against Russia and saw a CNN report about the US sending in ammunition to the Israeli military.

  • Thoughts from Kyiv – Thoughts on Putin

    I’ve spent the past week in Canada visiting my elderly parents. Other than having to deal with jet lag, I’ve also experienced a degree of culture shock: for the average Canadian, the situation in Ukraine is very distant indeed. For Ukrainian-Canadians who I would classify as intellectuals, the ongoing war in the Donbas is more […]

  • To Bomb or Not to Bomb – That is the Question

    The Ukrainian army took Sloviansk this week. It may seem like an insignificant achievement but it is. It really, really is. It’s sort of like the Battle of Stalingrad – no real tactic or even strategic importance but a powerful blow to the Germans nonetheless