Brendan Oswald

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Brendan Oswald is a freelance journalist based in Slovakia. He worked for the British Council for twenty years, including three years (2012-2015) as a director in Ukraine.

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EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid

The war started as a land grab, with Russia taking advantage of disarray in the Ukrainian state and armed forces in the weeks following the Euromaidan revolution. Read more


Ján Kuciak

Peter Tkac

Slovakian officials are stepping down over their participation in a double murder. Read more



US Embassy Kyiv

Biden, Burisma, and the US impeachment hearings have crowded out media coverage of pressing domestic issues in Ukraine. Read more

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The election of a progressive woman in this deeply conservative central European state is as surprising as it is welcome. Who is Zuzana Čaputová, and does her win suggest a broader movement against worldwide populism? Read more


An adventure that wrecked a country. Read more

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Peter Tkac

The shooting of journalist Ján Kuciak sparked massive protests. Read more



Andrew Butko

The conflict in Ukraine would end tomorrow if the Kremlin would pack up and go home. Read more



Nuttaa Mahattana.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth is, in short, exactly the sort of leader that Trump tends to admire. Read more