THE SOURCE: “Counterrevolution in Kiev” by Rajan Menon and Alexander J. Motyl, in Foreign Affairs, Nov.–Dec. 2011.
In a stunning reversal of fortune, the villian of Ukraine's Orange Revolution, Viktor Yanukovych, won the January 2010 contest for the country's presidency fair and square, five years after he was denied the office following allegations of electoral fraud. How has the onetime Soviet republic fared in the two years since he became its chief executive? Horribly, say Rajan Menon, a professor of international affairs at Lehigh University, and political scientist Alexander J. Motyl, who teaches at Rutgers.