Ian Bateson

Ian Bateson is a foreign correspondent based in Ukraine. He is working on a book about Ukrainian identity after the Maidan revolution. Follow him on Twitter: @ianbateson


Ukraine Has Opened Pandora’s Database of Corruption

But declaring billions of dollars in wines, watches, and tickets to outer space isn’t going to win the public’s love — or the West’s trust.


The Education of Mikheil Saakashvili

The governor of Ukraine’s bucolic Odessa region wanted to take on the corrupt system. Now he’s realized he has to work with it.


Live by the Pen, Die by the Sword

The war against journalists in Ukraine is getting bloody.


Is Ukraine’s Joan of Arc Ready for Political Battle?

During her time in Russian prison, Nadiya Savchenko became a symbol for Kiev’s fight against Moscow. But can she make the jump from martyr to politician?

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