While the EU cannot directly influence relations between Russia and Ukraine, any more than it can solve her problems, its Eastern policies do nonetheless affect both Kyiv’s foreign affairs and Ukrainian domestic politics.Read More
About the Author
Andreas Umland, Dr. phil., Ph. D., is DAAD Associate Professor of Political Science at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, editor of the ibidem Press book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society,” as well as member of the Valdai International Discussion Club, German-Ukrainian Forum, Kyiv Dialogue and Experts Council of the Ukrainian Parliament’s Committee on European Integration. His comments have appeared in, among other outlets, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Harvard International Review, World Affairs Journal, National Interest, Moscow Times, Kyiv Post, Le Monde diplomatique, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Die Welt.