Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 44

Brian Whitmore

13 September 2019

The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis. 


Audio Clip: "Inaugural Address by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy” by the office of the President of Ukraine under CC BY 4.0.

Photo: "Participation in the events on the Day of the State Flag" by the office of the President of Ukraine under CC BY 4.0.


The economy is improving. Long-stalled land reforms are on the way. A historic prisoner swap with Russia was just completed. And the novice president is proving himself surprisingly tough and adept in dealing with the revanchist Kremlin regime to the north.

Just over 100 days into Volodymyr Zelenskyy's term, that strange sound you hear is the sound of optimism in Ukraine.

Brian Whitmore to consider if this optimism is warranted or yet another false dawn is CEPA's Donald N. Jensen and special guest Volodymyr Dubovyk, an associate professor in the Faculty of International Relations at Mechnikov National University in Odessa and director of its Center for International Studies.

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