eastern Europe

Global Politics

Ukraine's identity crisis is nothing new

Ukraine has been gripped by demonstrations for weeks now. Protesters want the President to keep his promise and sign a deal with the European Union. The deal would bail out the country's broken finances and bring it into closer association with Brussels. Russia doesn't like that. It's not the first time in Ukraine's history that is has to decide between East and West.

Global Politics

On anniversary of key moment, memories fading about Poland's traumatic history

Poland's Communist era started to close 24 years ago this week, when regular Poles struck all of the Communist candidates from the ballots, triggered a constitutional crisis that eventually led to democracy. Perhaps in a sign of how successful that transition was, though, now many Poles have no idea of their country's struggle.

Global Politics

On anniversary of key moment, memories fading about Poland's traumatic history

Poland's Communist era started to close 24 years ago this week, when regular Poles struck all of the Communist candidates from the ballots, triggered a constitutional crisis that eventually led to democracy. Perhaps in a sign of how successful that transition was, though, now many Poles have no idea of their country's struggle.

Global Politics

Ukraine's identity crisis is nothing new

Ukraine has been gripped by demonstrations for weeks now. Protesters want the President to keep his promise and sign a deal with the European Union. The deal would bail out the country's broken finances and bring it into closer association with Brussels. Russia doesn't like that. It's not the first time in Ukraine's history that is has to decide between East and West.

Global Politics

Ukraine's identity crisis is nothing new

Ukraine has been gripped by demonstrations for weeks now. Protesters want the President to keep his promise and sign a deal with the European Union. The deal would bail out the country's broken finances and bring it into closer association with Brussels. Russia doesn't like that. It's not the first time in Ukraine's history that is has to decide between East and West.

Global Politics

On anniversary of key moment, memories fading about Poland's traumatic history

Poland's Communist era started to close 24 years ago this week, when regular Poles struck all of the Communist candidates from the ballots, triggered a constitutional crisis that eventually led to democracy. Perhaps in a sign of how successful that transition was, though, now many Poles have no idea of their country's struggle.