Unrest in Ukraine

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Expert:             Dr. Julia Gray 

                         Assistant Professor of Political Science

                         University of Pennsylvania

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."

 

Media contact: Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu