Expert: Dr. Julia Gray
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Gray is the former managing editor of Transitions Online, a magazine that covers news in the post-Communist countries of Europe and the former Soviet Union. She specializes in international relations with a focus on the political effects of international economic agreements.
Quote: "It's ironic that international agreements are the source of Ukraine's current unrest -- especially since neither an association agreement with the EU nor a customs union with Russia will have a huge impact on the Ukrainian economy. Domestic discontent though is arising from the way that Ukraine is perceived in the international community and the direction that the country is headed."