Ukraine is currently in a delicate transition phase, both at home and in its international relations. Internally, the Yanukovych presidency represents a regression in democratic freedoms, compared to the recent past, and a move from a basically democratic regime to one with authoritarian tendencies, or at least a quite hybrid one. At the level of international relations, Ukraine is in a very delicate phase, having to decide between two very different and incompatible projects. The first is joining the Customs Union promoted by Moscow, which includes Kazakhstan and Belarus, with the geopolitical and political consequences such a choice would imply, i.e. a perpetuation of a Post-Soviet style political model. The second is to adhere to an Association Agreement with the European Union, which would allow it to liberalize trade with the EU and to progress with political and economic reform, something that would bring it closer to Europe.



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March 2012 The Ukrainian Crisis and South-Eastern Europe  Click HERE to read the article
March 2012  Various articles for OSCE  Click HERE to read the article
March 2012  Ukraine- issues and potential solutions  Click HERE to read the article
March 2012  China-Ukraine Relations After Crimea  Click HERE to read the article
March 2012  Crimea as a friction point in Russian-Ukraine relations  Click HERE to read the article
March 2012 Helping Ukraine help itself  Click HERE to read the article