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The REFORM MOVEMENT


| Intro | The Problem |
| Accomplishments |
| Outlook for the Future |

| Anti-Corruption | Lustration |
| Judicial | Administrative |
| Military | Law Enforcement |
| Financial/Economic | Tax |
| Energy | Environmental |
| Decentralization | Education |

| Introduction to Maidan |
| The Russo-Ukrainian War |
| The Putin Regime |

| Foul is Fair: A Reply to
| Stephen Velychenko
|
| The Meaning of Maidan |
| A Ukrainian People’s Protest
| Movement “Statement of Principles”
|

| A Passel of Ukrainian Music |



The aim of this site is to provide answers
to any and all questions along the lines of:
“What exactly is happening on the reform
front in Ukraine?”

Although there has certainly been ongoing
journalistic coverage of this front from any
number of English-language news sources
—including most notably, a running series
of stories in The Kyiv Post comprising their
Reform Watch project, but also some very
worthwhile coverage from such general news
publications as NYTimes, Washington Post,
etc.—it is probably only inevitable that this
topic tends to get overshadowed and some-
times obscured altogether by what is often
referred to as “the crisis in Ukraine”: meaning
of course, the War in the Donbas.

It is also no doubt the case that it is a difficult
task just to keep track of everything that is oc-
curing. This is especially so, I think, in that
much of what has been achieved so far in
Ukraine reform-wise really amounts to piece-
meal efforts. Many things have in fact been
accomplished over the last year or so, but for
the most part these would have to be charac-
terized as incremental, bit-by-bit reform. It is
without question that a great deal still remains
undone, too.

I have therefore tried to present the whole
process up to this point in as comprehensible
and easy-to-digest manner as possible, utilizing
small text excerpts taken from best coverage
I could find (the hypertext link for each excerpt
is provided as well, so that the reader is able to
continue researching the matter further).

As one can see from the Index above, I have
set up separate pages to serve as basic intro-
duction, to set out “the problem as it stands”,
to take note of what has been accomplished
thus far, and then also to give some indication
of the likely outlook for the future.

It seemed to me of some value in presenting
this process for it to be also broken down into
a number of discrete areas of reform, so as to
provide some detail of a finer-grain. I have thus
created twelve separate pages for each of what
in my impression are the most important reform
areas (although I may very well add to this
number later).

And in addition to what is presented in this
Index above, I thought it might be a good idea
to provide some very basic and more general
information on this main page. What can be
found right below at the bottom of this page,
then, is a list of links to some YouTube videos
concerned with the reform/civil society move-
ment in Ukraine overall.

There are of course a significant number of
people involved in the reform/civil society
movement right now in Ukraine, including
a couple dozen or so activists in the current
Ukrainian Parliament. Probably the four most
well-known figures in the English-speaking
world are Hanna Hopko, Mustafa Nayyem,
Serhiy Leshchenko, and Svitlana Zalishchuk.
It has been largely this small group of people
who have most endeavored to publicize the
Ukrainian reform effort in the West, through a
variety of speeches, forums, conference events,
etc. What I have provided below therefore is a
list of whatever video links I have been able to
find of such appearances.

Also: as one will find in going through the
texts on this site, I think the single most sig-
nificant benchmark and overall starting point
for the reform movement in Ukraine this past
year was the Reanimation Package of Reforms,
which was put together and made public last
Spring, in the period immediately following the
culmination of Maidan. A number of the videos
below provide some more background for this
effort, too.

I also have compiled a list of the different reform
/civil society groups currently active in Ukraine,
which I will of course continue to add to in the
future as well.




VIDEOS:


Reanimation Package of Reforms
[Introductory Presentation]


Ukraine’s Election Delivers a New
Generation of Leadership


Generation Maidan

From Protest to Politics: Honoring Ukraine’s
New Democrats w/ Hanna Hopko,
Serhiy Leshchenko and Oleksandr Solontay


Award Ceremony: Secretary Madeleine Albright
Honors 2014 NDI Democracy Award Winners


Maidan, One Year Later: the Changing
Face of Politics in Ukraine


Mustafa Nayyem and Hanna Hopko on
the EuroMaidan Anniversary


From Kabul to Kiev:
Mustafa Nayyem's Story


Ukrainian journalist and
activist Mustafa Nayem


Svitlana Zalishchuk at Personal
Democracy Forum Poland


Svitlana Zalishchuk
at Ukrainian Institute


Open Access: Mezhygirya

“Corrupt System in Ukraine
Hasn't Changed”: Oliver Bullough


New Faces, Same Politics
In Post-Revolution Ukraine


Looting Ukraine: The East, the West
and the Corruption of a Country


The Future of Ukraine: Conflict,
Leadership and Civil Society




CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS:


Chesno

Reanimation Package of Reforms

Anti-Corruption Action Center

Centre for Political and Legal Reforms

Euromaydan SOS

The International Renaissance
Foundation




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