Fraud in the Ukrainian election? Not this time.

Sophisticated fraud detection methods show that while there may have been isolated incidents of fraud, it was unlikely to have affected the outcome.

By Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Dmytro Goriunov and Tymofiy Mylovanov November 4

Ukraine’s breakaway region is becoming a de facto country

Many U.S. commenters ridicule the idea that the Ukraine rebels' breakaway region of "Novorossiya" could become a real political entity. But the history of other breakaway regions in the former USSR and Eastern Europe suggests that it will stick around for many decades.

By Charles King September 16