In Vienna, there will be speeches, applause and when the toasts are done. When Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara heads back to Kyiv, some in Vienna may want to blow off any lofty chairmanship goals as New Year hype.
We must not let that happen. Ukraine must beat expectations for the sake of the OSCE.
Given the chance to stand out in the international community as an established and independent world actor, Ukraine must demonstrate its potential to be a global political bridge between East and West and help the OSCE succeed on security matters where it has too often fallen short.