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  • Building cranes and power lines connecting high-tension electricity pylons next to a construction site in Kyiv, Ukraine, July 10, 2020, photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

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    Rebuilding Ukraine

    Apr 18, 2022

    By leveraging better investment conditions and reforms and broad international support, Ukraine could carry out a well-executed reconstruction program once the fighting ends. It might repair much of the war damage and help Ukraine move into the ranks of faster-growing European economies.

  • Residents flee from the town of Irpin, Ukraine, after heavy shelling by Russia destroyed the only escape route used by locals, March 6, 2022, photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters

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    Russia's War in Ukraine: Insights from RAND

    Mar 16, 2022

    A vast body of previously published RAND research—as well as real-time insights from RAND experts—sheds light on important issues related to Russia's attack against Ukraine. These include Russia's strategy and military capabilities, the Ukrainian resistance, and how to address the refugee crisis.

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  • Anti-government protesters stand behind burning barricades in Kiev's Independence Square February 19, 2014

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    How the West Can Help End the Violence in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian crisis has taken a dangerous and deadly turn for the worse with violent clashes between protesters and Interior Ministry troops. The West should move quickly on an aid package conditioned on economic and political reform.

    Feb 19, 2014

  • Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich shakes hands with European Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Stefan Fuele during their meeting in Kiev, January 28, 2014

    Commentary

    EU-Ukraine Alliance Will Benefit Russia, Too

    The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement would benefit both Ukraine and Russia in many ways, especially in greater trade, social, and cultural exchanges. Ukraine's closer association with the EU would actually increase Russian trade with Ukraine as long as Russia does not impose artificial restrictions.

    Jan 28, 2014

  • Pro-European integration protesters wave flags during a rally in Independence square in Kiev December 22, 2013

    Commentary

    Preserving Ukraine's European Choice

    The United States and the EU have a strong stake in keeping open a European option for Ukraine. A reorientation of Ukrainian policy back toward Russia would shift the strategic balance in Europe and have a negative impact on the prospects for democratic change on Europe's eastern periphery.

    Dec 24, 2013

  • Ukrainian pro-EU demonstrators wave EU and Ukraine flags at a barricade in Independence Square in Kiev, December 18, 2013

    Commentary

    Ukraine's Murky Future

    While some see Ukraine choosing between European-style democracy and economic, political, and cultural backwardness in Russia's shadow, the fact is that Ukraine faces a difficult and murky path in any direction. The country is in dire financial straits, needing billions in loans to avoid bankruptcy.

    Dec 19, 2013

  • Riot policemen block supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during a rally near a city court in Kiev, June 25, 2011, photo by Vladimir Sindeyev/Reuters

    Commentary

    Europe's Ukrainian Test

    The EU should conclude the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with Ukraine only if the Yanukovych administration demonstrates clear commitment to European values, write F. Stephen Larrabee and Taras Kuzio.

    Jun 30, 2011

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    Commentary

    Ukraine: The Next Crisis?

    The Russian invasion of Georgia has sent shock waves throughout the West and the former Soviet space—especially Ukraine. Indeed, Ukraine could be the next potential crisis, writes F. Stephen Larrabee.

    Sep 7, 2008

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Georgia on Their Mind

    As NATO heads toward its summit meeting in Bucharest on April 3-4, the question of NATO enlargement — especially whether to give Membership Action Plans, or MAPs, to Georgia and Ukraine — has re-emerged as a contentious issue, writes F. Stephen Larrabee.

    Mar 27, 2008

  • Report

    Report

    Encouraging Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in Ukraine

    Analyzes the foreign trade and investment environment in Ukraine and sets forth policy proposals to foster Ukraine's foreign trade and attract more foreign direct investment.

    Aug 22, 2007

  • Dissertation

    Dissertation

    Developing a Safety Net for Ukraine

    Explores issues of development of social safety nets in countries in transition and looks at whether reducing social security expenditures to stimulate economic growth policy is an effective way to combat poverty in such countries.

    Aug 19, 2007

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    In Ukraine, Four Steps to Democracy

    In Ukraine, Four Steps to Democracy, in Washingtonpost.com.

    Jun 28, 2007

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Ukraine's New Politics

    Published commentary by RAND staff: Ukraine's New Politics, in United Press International.

    Apr 8, 2006

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    The Challenge of Ukraine's European Integration

    Published commentary by RAND staff: The Challenge of Ukraine's European Integration in United Press International.

    Dec 13, 2005

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    How to Help Yushchenko

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    May 6, 2005

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Spreading Democracy in Ukraine

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Feb 15, 2005

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Western Strategy for Ukraine

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Feb 10, 2005

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Outside View: Ukraine elections and the West

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Oct 22, 2004

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Defense Development: A New Approach to Reforming Defense Sectors in the Developing World

    The authors propose making defense a part of the overall development agenda in developing nations and drawing on concepts, methods, and tools used by the international development community to devise a coherent military strategy.

    Jan 1, 2004

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Future Challenges for NATO's Eastern Agenda

    RAND Project AIR FORCE identified security challenges that NATO faces in the East in the aftermath of the Prague summit.

    Jan 1, 2004

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    'Old Europe' and the New NATO

    When it comes to the defense of core Western values, the record of the new entrants to NATO is encouraging. It suggests that 'Old Europe' may have something to learn from 'New Europe,' writes Stephen Larrabee in an commentary

    Feb 18, 2003

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    Report

    NATO’s Eastern Agenda in a New Strategic Era

    Examines four critical areas in NATO's changing security agenda: Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic region, Ukraine, and Russia.

    Jan 1, 2003