Posts Tagged ‘ Geoffrey Pyatt ’

Washington’s Sensible Ukraine Approach

Feb 12th, 2014 | By

February 12, 2014 John Herbst Much of the international community has been titillated by the secretly recorded phone conversation between the State Department’s Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, Victoria Nuland, and the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. In the phone call [3] Ms. Nuland pungently criticizes the European Union and opines to…

Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity

Dec 27th, 2013 | By

Written by Dr. Andrew Zhalko-Tytarenko, Guest Contributor The sudden change of mind on the European Association by Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych in late November had unexpected and devastating impacts on his administration. Instead of the usual rallies in the thousands, which the government expected, the protests against his decision grew to hundreds of thousands of…

Ukraine’s oligarchs could have final say in political crisis

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

Some billionaires are wary of a Putin-style crackdown Daniel McLaughlin Ukraine’s crisis may not be resolved on the streets of Kiev, or in the headquarters of the government or president, but in the lavish offices and villas of billionaire oligarchs whose wealth affords them huge political power. Whereas Russian president Vladimir Putin has forced tycoons…