Posts Tagged ‘ Steven Pifer ’

When Sanctions are Not Enough

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

BY WILLIAM B. TAYLOR, JOHN E. HERBST, STEVEN PIFER March 31, 2014 If NATO wants to stanch Russian adventurism in Eastern Europe, it needs a comprehensive security plan (and fast). It should be clear now that the West has a Russian security problem. Twice in the last six years, the Kremlin has seized territory in…


As Pro-European Protests Seize Ukraine, Jewish Oligarch Victor Pinchuk Is a Bridge to the West

Dec 14th, 2013 | By

The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law By Maria Danilova — Dec 13, 2013 One breezy evening last September, Viktor Pinchuk, Ukraine’s second-richest man, stepped onstage at the Livadia Palace in the Black Sea resort of Yalta to introduce the star speaker…


Why did Ukraine’s Yanukovych give in to Russian pressure on EU deal?

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

Summary: Despite the desire held by many Ukrainians to be more aligned with the European Union, Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych was swayed by pressure from Russia’s Vladimir Putin to reject a free trade agreement. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution about Yanukovych’s options for the current crisis. This interview aired on…