Ukraine - Between a Political and Financial Crisis
Alexander Bogomolov, Association of Middle East Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine
Discussant: James Sherr, Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
After months of political deadlock, the Orange coalition has pulled itself back together for a third time to form what appears to be a new governing coalition. However, the fundamental dispute over competencies, responsibilities, and power is unresolved, and the political situation remains unstable. Meanwhile, Ukraine's foreign policy has lost momentum, and the country faces a daunting list of domestic challenges, now compounded by the impact of the global financial crisis.
Alexander Bogomolov, a leading expert on Ukraine's domestic and foreign policy, will discuss the political and economic challenges facing the country in the coming year.