China uses debt traps for political leverage, influences elections, bribes officials and seizes property if bills aren't paid on time. Is this the kind of friend that Ukraine needs right now?
As Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada considers new legislation to liberalize foreign direct investment, Yakiv Smolii gives his analysis of the potential for further business integration here.
Germans are naive -- or deceitful -- to say the pipeline is an "economic project"
With trade low, US resistance would be low; for Ukraine it would be a real political and economic shot in the arm
Veteran Ukraine watcher Timothy Ash walks readers through the options for this spring
Timothy Ash worries that Poroshenko pretends to go along with IMF, in order to get commercial bank financing
Muddling through may not break IMF impasse; Economists debate Ukraine’s interest rates
IMF does not want to play games -- Ukraine may be left in the cold
Kyiv government seems to think it can muddle through to March 2019 elections, without taking the hard decisions on corruption
Dredging ports, building grain silos and highways, China moves while Russia watches
Doubtful that IMF, EU money will flow to Ukraine in a pre-election year