Orange Revolution

A combination of the right amount of youth within the overall population suffering from corruption is necessary.
Oleh Rybachuk was the Chief of Staff to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European Integration from February to September 2005. Rybachuk agreed to sit down for an interview with me on July 13, 2015.
It has been postulated that the 2011-12 Moscow protests reaffirmed Putin's aversion to political revolutions within the CIS
When the Soviet Union collapsed more than two decades ago, and Ukraine opted for independence, many expected the country to do better than Russia in the years to come. But events turned out differently.
What differentiates a free people from the oppressed? At the fundamental level, the difference boils down to one thing, and one thing only: the ability and willingness of the citizens to take personal responsibility for their lives, for the way they are governed, and for their future. In Ukraine, we now understand this basic truth like never before.
Ukraine is beset by troubles. The Russian annexation of Crimea is the dramatic headline, but the economic struggles the country and Ukrainian workers face may prove just as dire.
Ukraine has an extremely active civil society, a successful democratic social movement in very recent memory, and an infrastructure to support the organizing of massive protests. Yanukovych's Ukraine is not Putin's Russia, as much as Yanukovych pretends it is.
Chances are you've heard it referred to as "the Ukraine." Let's just collectively drop that article and respect The Ukrainian Declaration of Independence and Constitution's wishes to be referred to simply as "Ukraine."
Modern society has become simply too complex for any one person to master. It's one thing to stand firm against an evil system or a dictatorial regime. This may not be an easy task, but it is an easy-to-understand task.
The turn of events brings to light two features of existing EU policy: the relative weakness of EU incentives and the continuing problems for countries in the post-Soviet space to evade Russia's influence.
Take a look at this handy chart covering a smattering of recent revolutions, militant movements, terror groups and insurgencies to see how others have tried to topple a government!
The Tunisian people's revolution provides practical insights into the prerequisites for dismantling dictatorships in Africa. The first lesson is that when dictatorships end, their end could come with either a bang or a whimper.
I can't stress enough the need for all of us who are feeling somewhat apathetic to make the effort to vote. Often we must choose the lesser of two evils, but we must choose.
Why should we, here in America, care about a country with some of the worst luck in recent history? Because if we don't stand united against the "lesser evil" than the "straight-up evil" is coming for us.
The overthrow of Kyrgyzstan's president is not part of a historic revolutionary wave that is going to do away with the old corrupt and authoritarian regime and usher in a new dawn of liberal democracy.
The recent presidential elections in Ukraine (Feb. 7th) saw the return to power of Victor Yanukovych, the pro Russian oligarch
As a "card-carrying realist," I find Haass's recommendation to "promote" -- he does not actually call for "doing" -- regime change in Tehran as running contrary to any sensible realist viewpoint.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine A year after its war with Georgia, Russia is engaging in an increasingly hostile standoff with another
Iranian women are standing shoulder to shoulder in a way never before seen in a society that mistreats them so severely.