Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen is a former USAID project officer involved in managing economic reform projects in the former Soviet Union. He contributes to a number of foreign policy-focused media outlets and tweets at @jkc_in_dc.


How to Rebuild Eastern Ukraine

Kiev is too corrupt to do the job itself. The reconstruction of the Donbass must be overseen by an independent body.


The Historian Whitewashing Ukraine’s Past

Volodymyr Viatrovych is erasing the country’s racist and bloody history — stripping pogroms and ethnic cleansing from the official archives.


Smart Privatization Can Save Ukraine

How can Kiev save its moribund economy? By breaking the bonds between companies and the state.


Ukraine Can’t Afford the IMF’s ‘Shock Therapy’

Economic austerity ruined post-Soviet countries in the 1990s. Why are the same policies being forced on Ukraine today?


Why Jews and Ukrainians Have Become Unlikely Allies

The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.


Here’s How Ukraine Can Take Charge of its Fate: By Declaring Neutrality

After a March 3 conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel famously described him as "having lost touch with reality." But looking ...

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