Ukraine: Is the Stalemate Stable?

By Chris Miller

The military scare in Crimea in mid-August, which saw Russia conducting snap exercises and promising “serious consequences” against Kyiv, was intended to put the Ukraine crisis back on Western leaders’ agendas.

Yascha Mounk in Foreign Policy

On August 27, 2016, Foreign Policy published an op-ed by Transatlantic Academy Fellow Yascha Mounk, entitled "The West Can Have Burkinis or Democracy, but Not Both." Mounk argues that the story of bans on "burkini" swimsuits by French cities, one of which was just struck down by France's constitutional court, were indicative of a larger development in Western societies.

Yascha Mounk in Slate: "The Week Democracy Died"

On August 14, 2016, Slate published a long "cover story" essay by Transatlantic Academy Fellow Yascha Mounk, entitled "The Week Democracy Died." Mounk's piece examines the rise of illiberal democracy and its existential challenge to the liberal democracy many in Europe and North America have taken for granted.

Ivan Krastev in New York Times

On August 8, 2016, the New York Times published an op-ed on "America’s Dangerous ‘Putin Panic’" by Bosch Fellow Ivan Krastev.

Harold James in Project Syndicate

On August 2, 2016, Project Syndicate published an op-ed by Transatlantic Academy Senior Fellow Harold James, entitled "Brexit Fudge."