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Ramifications of A Tymoshenko Presidency

On April 4, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Europe,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Ramifications of A Tymoshenko Presidency

By Sam Jacobsen As for the prospects of the presidential race, initial reports at the end of 2018 had Tymoshenko at the top of the pool of candidates. She began making inroads with many foreign leaders, stating via Facebook that “The presidential election is approaching, and it would be irrational…

Russia’s Disinformation Attack on Ukraine

On April 2, 2019, Posted by , In Russia,Ukraine, By , , With Comments Off on Russia’s Disinformation Attack on Ukraine

By Marren Haneburg In what researchers at Oxford Internet Institute described as “the most globally advanced case of computational propaganda,” Ukraine was Europe’s most frequent target of disinformation campaigns in 2018 (Bohdanova). According to the EU vs Disinfo database, Ukraine had “461 references among a total of 1,000 disinformation cases…

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian Presidential Candidate

On March 23, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian Presidential Candidate

Written by Sam Jacobsen 58 year-old Ukrainian national Yulia Tymoshenko announced her official candidacy for President of Ukraine in January of this year. Tymoshenko’s storied past as a figurehead in Ukraine, serving two stints as the first female prime minister, as a leader in various movements (including the orange revolution…

The Upcoming Ukrainian Elections

On March 23, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on The Upcoming Ukrainian Elections

Written by Marren Haneberg On March 31, Ukrainians will head to the polls to elect their next president. Leading the candidates are incumbent Petro Poroshenko, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and newcomer to the political field, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who are polling within 10 percentage points of each other.  “Army,…

Ukraine’s Poroshenko In a Bind

On March 12, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Ukraine’s Poroshenko In a Bind

Written by Marren Haneberg Introduction In the face of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine, pro-EU Poroshenko was elected Ukrainian president in 2014 with 54% of the vote (Yermolenko). Poroshenko’s presidency might “be the most dynamic [era] in Ukraine’s post-independence history,” with major changes in the constitution, culture, and international affairs of…