Peter Dickinson

Nonresident Research Fellow, Eurasia Center

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  • April 16, 2019
    In the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election, the leading pro-Russian candidate secured 11 percent of the vote. Compare this to 2010 when pro-Kremlin candidate Viktor Yanukovych received 49 percent. This dramatic decline reflects the scale of the damage done
  • March 29, 2019
    It’s election season on Kremlin TV, but the presidential campaign receiving wall-to-wall coverage from Russia’s federal channels is taking place across the border in Ukraine. This is hardly surprising. Moscow’s obsession with all things Ukrainian is well-documented and reflects the
  • February 27, 2019
    Anyone who feels that Eurovision has become too politicized need look no further than Ukraine for confirmation. Nobody takes the song contest quite as seriously as the Ukrainians, who treat it as an extension of foreign policy complete with furious
  • January 25, 2019
    Russia’s war against Ukraine is about to enter its sixth year, but many remain in denial over the true nature of the conflict. There is still widespread international reluctance to acknowledge the global significance of Vladimir Putin’s invasion, leading to
  • December 18, 2018
    As the year ends, I am invariably swamped with requests for our top 10 list. Without further ado, here are the best performing articles UkraineAlert published in 2018:
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Full Bio

Peter Dickinson is a nonresident research fellow in the Eurasia Center, where he focuses on Ukrainian affairs, and the publisher of Business Ukraine and Lviv Today magazines.

Born in the United Kingdom and a permanent resident of Ukraine for nearly twenty years, Peter has worked to develop awareness of Ukrainian current affairs and issues in English-speaking countries. In 1997, he served as the British Council’s information manager in West Ukraine, where he worked to facilitate dialogue between Ukrainian NGOs and academic sectors and promote UK government outreach in the region.

Following this, Peter established himself as a journalist and media manager in Kyiv, helping to launch and manage a range of media products in Ukraine over the past fifteen years. He served as Chief Editor of What’s On Kyiv magazine for six years before departing to serve as the General Producer of Jewish News One TV, the world’s first international Jewish 24-hour TV news channel. Following this, he worked for Ukraine Today TV and UATV as chief editor, facilitating the launch of both channels and overseeing editorial development. He previously served as editor-at-large at The Odessa Review. 

In his independent pieces, Peter has focused on everything from politics and international relations to culture and entertainment in Ukraine. He has been published by Newsweek and World Affairs Journal and referenced as an expert by publications like the Washington Post, the Telegraph, and the Columbia Journalism Review. Peter is fluent in Russian and proficient in Ukrainian. He received his BA in history from Liverpool University.

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