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CUSUR 2016 - Project I
US-UA “Working Group” Initiative

The US-Ukraine “Working Group” Initiative was launched in 2007 in order to secure an array of experts in "areas of interest” for CUSUR and its various forums/proceedings; at the same time, it was hoped that the ‘experts’ might agree to write a series of ‘occasional papers’ to identify “major issues” impacting on US-Ukrainian relations.
CUSUR 2017 - Project II
Publication Efforts

Recognizing the urgent need to set up proper channels for the maximum circulation of the information/analysis CUSUR possessed or had at its disposal, the Center long focused on having ‘a publication presence’ of some form or another.
CUSUR 2018 - Project III
DC Occasional Briefings Series

CUSUR did not turn its attention to having a DC presence until summer 2012. Borrowing space when the need arose (particularly for various forum steering committees meetings) from the American Foreign Policy Council, its longest abiding partner, seemed to suffice; an Acela ride from the Center’s NY office did the rest. If there was a concern, it was to open an office in Kyiv.
NATO ready to back integration with Europe
Source: New Europe—The European Weekly

Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future: International Forum I

NATO ready to back integration with Europe

16 June 2007 - Issue : 734

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (L) and Ukrainian Defence Minister Anatoly Hrytsenko hold a news conference during the NATO defence ministers meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, June 14, 2007
NATO member states are ready to support Ukraine's aspiration to integrate into European organisations, but it is up to the Ukrainian people to take a final decision on the issue, Interfax quoted the alliance's Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer as saying in Brussels on June 14, following a session of the Ukraine-NATO Commission.

The Ukrainian authorities' task and responsibility is to persuade the population that NATO primarily means democratic values, while NATO as "a military machine is a secondary" function, Ukrainian Defence Minister Anatoly Hrytsenko said.

"The US will welcome Ukraine in NATO when the country wants to join and when it is prepared for this", US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor said at an international forum that discussed Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic future in Kiev on June 13.

The door to NATO is open for Ukraine, but it is only Ukraine and its people who can decide on joining the alliance, he said. Ukraine should initiate comprehensive debate on joining NATO within the next several years, and the people should receive all information about the organisation, he said.

Ukraine has made significant progress in its defence policy and in bringing its armed forces closer to Euro-Atlantic standards in the past several years, Taylor said. The country has also seen considerable economic growth, he said.

At the same time, there are certain problems affecting security inside the country, Taylor said. Other problems include confrontation between different law enforcement and security agencies, the need to improve the investment climate, and observance of the rule of law, he said.

Borys Tarasyuk, the leader of the Popular Rukh of Ukraine and former Ukrainian foreign minister, has called on various political groups in the country to refrain from gambling on Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration during the election campaigns.

"NATO and Euro-Atlantic integration should not be a subject of election manipulation and gambling," Tarasyuk said at the forum in Kiev on June 13.

A decision on Ukraine's NATO membership needs a consensus between political elites inside the country, Tarasyuk said. "I urge those who voted completely for Ukraine's NATO membership at least to honour the laws they adopted themselves," he said.

Ukraine needs to adopt European and Euro-Atlantic standards in all political and social areas, he said. Tarasyuk also called for avoiding populist rhetoric in discussing Ukraine's possible NATO membership and approaching these issues pragmatically.

Joining NATO, Ukraine would defend itself from the "imperial ambitions of certain states," speed up political and economic reform, and turn into a reliable energy supplier for Europe, Tarasyuk said. In addition, accession to NATO would open a path to the European Union, he said.


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Highlights from Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood RT XVII: Ukraine & Religious Freedom, held in Washington, DC on Oct. 27, 2016
UA HES SE: UA 25th B-Day
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US-UA WG YS IV Highlights
Highlights from US-UA WG Yearly Summit IV: Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card, held at the University Club in Washington, DC on June 16, 2016
US-UA SD VII Items of Note
Highlights from US-Ukraine Security Dialogue VII held on February 25, 2016 in Washington DC
UA HES SE: WW2 Legacy
Highlights from the UA Historical Encounters Special Event: 'Contested Ground': The Legacy of WW2 in Eastern Europe, held in Edmonton on October 23-24, 2015
Holodomor SE Highlights
Highlights from the UA Historical Encounters Special Event: Taking Measure of the Holodomor, held at the Princeton Club of NY on November 5-6, 2013
US-UA SD III Items of Note
Highlights from US-Ukraine Security Dialogue III held on May 19, 2012 in Chicago, IL

  • Former UA Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko's keynote
UEAF Forum VI Highlights
Highlights from UEAF Forum VI, held in Ottawa, Canada on March 7-8, 2012
RT XII Items of Note
Highlights from Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood RT XII: PL-UA & TR-UA, held in Washington, DC on Oct 19–20, 2011
US-UA ED III Items of Note
Highlights from US-Ukraine Energy Dialogue III, held in Washington DC
on April 15-16, 2008
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