Articles by: Bogdan Nesvit

Ukraine’s Shakespearean tragedy: Default and Growth

Ukraine’s Shakespearean tragedy: Default and Growth

September 22, 2015 at 6:39 AM

The following is an opinion piece by our Eastern European Editor. You can read more of his work here.  ‘To default or not to default…’ ‘When Hamlet was thinking ‘To be or not to be…’ he seemed to be capable of making up his mind. In case of Ukraine theRead More

Lessons from Georgia: What next for Ukraine?

Lessons from Georgia: What next for Ukraine?

May 14, 2015 at 11:02 AM

With an escalation of military actions in Ukraine, the Minsk agreements do not seem to be firm. Some analysts and politicians are beginning to argue that there is going to be a full-fledged war. In this article I will examine past conflicts involving the Russian Federation and attempt to draw parallelsRead More

Let’s talk about Vlad

Let’s talk about Vlad

March 19, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Putin loves Russia as if it was his own child. But, as you may know, too much love has a negative effect on clear and objective thinking. As a result, his politics of ‘end is more important that the means’ can lead to grave consequences either for him or less importantly, for global cooperation and peace.

Ukraine under observation: Where Do The Rebels Go This Winter?

Ukraine under observation: Where Do The Rebels Go This Winter?

September 11, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Winter is coming, the rebels are advancing to South-Eastern Ukraine, the Russian Federation is supplying them with weapons, military vehicles and troops…What do we get if we connect the dots? On September 5 with more than 2600 people dead the Ukrainian Government and the pro-Russian rebels agreed to sign ceasefireRead More

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Mutual (In)dependence: Russia and Europe

July 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Disputes over the crisis in Ukraine have significantly worsened relations between Russia and Europe. But there is still one important factor which makes the process of breaking the ‘friendship’ difficult.   A newly built gas vessel is due to arrive to one of Lithuania’s ports on the Baltic sea. TheRead More

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New president, new challenges: reviving Ukrainian identity.

June 6, 2014 at 5:38 AM

  It is said that the Ukrainian election is a conclusion to the last 5 months of struggle against the old system, but most importantly it is the new starting point for a new and changed country going through an evolutionary phase. However the separatists still actively present seem toRead More

Men install a Russian flag and a Crimean flag Monday on the roof of a city hall . Source :NPR

Who will pay for the dream of the Imperialist? A review of the Crimea Situation

May 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM

In light of the recent annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation- or it may be more relevant to say the ‘annexation of Crimea by Putin’ – I have decided to roughly estimate the price of this geographical change. This article’s purpose is to evaluate the annexation in terms of its implications for the Russian economy.