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Wed, Dec 4, 2019

The shadow of Munich hangs over Russia-Ukraine Paris peace talks

Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy will meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin face-to-face for the first time next week at Paris peace talks hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron. With France publicly promoting the need for improved ties with the Kremlin, many fear Ukraine could face pressure to make dangerous concessions.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Conflict Crisis Management

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Profit over principle: Apple appeases the Kremlin

Apple has changed the labelling on its apps for Russian users and now shows Ukraine’s occupied Crimean peninsula as Russian territory. This follows a similar move by Google earlier in 2019. By bowing to the Kremlin’s demands, do global tech giants risk normalizing Russian aggression against Ukraine?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Low expectations as Zelenskyy prepares for Putin peace talks in Paris

Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy is hoping to make progress towards peace during his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin next week in Paris, but Russian and Ukrainian visions of a post-war settlement remain fundamentally at odds.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Russia

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Ukraine faces a decisive December in a rapidly deteriorating geopolitical climate

With a NATO summit in London and long awaited peace talks in Paris, December is shaping up to be a decisive month for Ukraine, but the geopolitical climate is far from favorable and could deteriorate further.

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict France

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

How to make Ukraine ten times better

“Ukraine is a wonderful country and could be ten times better. But to achieve this depends not on Russia, or anyone, but on Ukrainian leadership and on stopping corruption,” said Adnan Kivan.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Ukraine is finally ready to embrace land reform

The sale of private agricultural land has been banned since 2001. Ukraine is one of six countries in the world to maintain this restriction.

UkraineAlert by Ilona Sologoub

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Time for change

UkraineAlert welcomes Peter Dickinson and says thank you to Melinda Haring.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Three months left to kill Nord Stream 2

Putin’s Nord Stream 2 is not an ordinary natural gas pipeline. It’s an underwater pipeline that will give Putin the power to plunge the Soviet Union’s former satellites and republics in Europe into darkness.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Ukraine got its ships back but at what cost?

The press forgot something significant in its coverage. Yes, Ukraine has been calling for the return of these ships for months, and yes their status would have been a serious obstacle to peace talks, but the ships were illegally fired upon and seized while legally traveling in what should have been safe waters.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

It’s counterintuitive but Trump impeachment inquiry may help Ukraine

The press frenzy surrounding the Trump impeachment inquiry presents Ukraine with an unparalleled international stage upon which to share its side of the story.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Civil Society Political Reform

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Wed, Dec 4, 2019

US legislators: Washington’s support for Ukraine is still strong

While Ukraine remains a primary feature of intense domestic political struggles, several US lawmakers assured on December 4 that support for Ukraine remains ironclad in Washington.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

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Wed, Dec 4, 2019

The shadow of Munich hangs over Russia-Ukraine Paris peace talks

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy will meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin face-to-face for the first time next week at Paris peace talks hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron. With France publicly promoting the need for improved ties with the Kremlin, many fear Ukraine could face pressure to make dangerous concessions.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Conflict Crisis Management

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Profit over principle: Apple appeases the Kremlin

Apple has changed the labelling on its apps for Russian users and now shows Ukraine's occupied Crimean peninsula as Russian territory. This follows a similar move by Google earlier in 2019. By bowing to the Kremlin's demands, do global tech giants risk normalizing Russian aggression against Ukraine?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Low expectations as Zelenskyy prepares for Putin peace talks in Paris

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy is hoping to make progress towards peace during his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin next week in Paris, but Russian and Ukrainian visions of a post-war settlement remain fundamentally at odds.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Russia

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Ukraine faces a decisive December in a rapidly deteriorating geopolitical climate

With a NATO summit in London and long awaited peace talks in Paris, December is shaping up to be a decisive month for Ukraine, but the geopolitical climate is far from favorable and could deteriorate further.

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict France

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

How to make Ukraine ten times better

“Ukraine is a wonderful country and could be ten times better. But to achieve this depends not on Russia, or anyone, but on Ukrainian leadership and on stopping corruption,” said Adnan Kivan.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Ukraine is finally ready to embrace land reform

The sale of private agricultural land has been banned since 2001. Ukraine is one of six countries in the world to maintain this restriction.

UkraineAlert by Ilona Sologoub

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Time for change

UkraineAlert welcomes Peter Dickinson and says thank you to Melinda Haring.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Three months left to kill Nord Stream 2

Putin’s Nord Stream 2 is not an ordinary natural gas pipeline. It’s an underwater pipeline that will give Putin the power to plunge the Soviet Union’s former satellites and republics in Europe into darkness.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Ukraine got its ships back but at what cost?

The press forgot something significant in its coverage. Yes, Ukraine has been calling for the return of these ships for months, and yes their status would have been a serious obstacle to peace talks, but the ships were illegally fired upon and seized while legally traveling in what should have been safe waters.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

It’s counterintuitive but Trump impeachment inquiry may help Ukraine

The press frenzy surrounding the Trump impeachment inquiry presents Ukraine with an unparalleled international stage upon which to share its side of the story.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Civil Society Political Reform