TCUP Commentary

Europe's Gas Crisis and Russian Energy Politics: Experts Respond

The Slavyanskaya compressor station operated by Gazprom, the starting point of the Nord Stream 2 offshore natural-gas pipeline, TASS via RFERLAmidst a perfect storm of conditions leading to increased gas prices and greater demand, Russia is leveraging its role as a major energy supplier to put pressure on Europe. As Benjamin Schmitt notes below, the crisis has been brewing due to "a colder-than-normal spring, calmer-than-normal summer (leading to a drop in electricity production from EU wind turbines), and an unanticipated jump in global demand (especially from Chinese energy consumers) driven by a faster-than-expected market recovery post-COVID-19."... Read more about Europe's Gas Crisis and Russian Energy Politics: Experts Respond

What Comes Next for Crimea? Experts Reflect on Seven Years of Occupation

Crimea. Source: Wikipedia

March 2021 marks seven years since the illegal occupation and annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by the Russian Federation. TCUP asked experts about the general sentiment in Ukraine around the issue of Crimea and its annexation, President Zelensky’s potential policy moves toward deoccupation and reintegration, and the role of the Crimean Tatar community in the future.... Read more about What Comes Next for Crimea? Experts Reflect on Seven Years of Occupation

Can the High Anti-Corruption Court Fix Ukraine's Corruption Problem? Q&A with REECA Grad Ivanna Kuz

Logo of the High Anti-Corruption Court of UkraineAs part of TCUP’s series on the current Constitutional Court crisis, we are including an interview with Ivanna Kuz, recent graduate of the REECA program at Harvard’s Davis Center, whose research on the High Anti-Corruption Court gives a bigger picture of the challenges of judicial reform in Ukraine.... Read more about Can the High Anti-Corruption Court Fix Ukraine's Corruption Problem? Q&A with REECA Grad Ivanna Kuz

What the West Got Wrong: Reflections of Amb. Roman Waschuk

Amb Roman Waschuk
This guest post by Roman Waschuk, Former Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine (2014-2019) and Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia (2011-2014), comprises a version of the remarks made during HURI's Opening Lecture, "What the West Got Wrong: Re-examining Western Support for Reforms in Ukraine, 2014-2019," which streamed on YouTube on September 16, 2020. The recording remains available for viewing on our channel.
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