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UkraineAlert by Daniel Fried, John E. Herbst, Alexander Vershbow

Nov 23, 2021

How to Deter Russia Now

UkraineAlert by Daniel Fried, John E. Herbst, Alexander Vershbow

With Russian troops once more massing on the Ukrainian border, the United States and Europe must make clear to the Kremlin that they stand with Ukraine and will impose serious costs in the event of an offensive.

Conflict Economic Sanctions

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Nov 23, 2021

Vladimir Putin is testing the “weak” West in Ukraine and Poland

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Russia’s current military build-up on the Ukrainian border is part of Vladimir Putin’s hybrid war against the democratic world and an attempt to exploit what many in the Kremlin perceive to be Western “weakness.”

Belarus Conflict

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Nov 21, 2021

Vladimir Putin’s slow-motion annexation of east Ukraine continues

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

As international leaders and the world’s media speculate over Moscow’s latest military build-up on the Ukrainian border, Russian President Vladimir Putin is quietly proceeding with the slow-motion annexation of east Ukraine.

Conflict European Union

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Nov 20, 2021

Defensive Putin accuses West of ignoring Russian red lines

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s November 18 foreign policy speech to Russian diplomats was one of the most defensive performances of his 21-year reign, argues Anders Åslund.

Conflict National Security

UkraineAlert by Andriy Zagorodnyuk

Nov 18, 2021

Why wartime Ukraine’s defense minister must be a civilian

UkraineAlert by Andriy Zagorodnyuk

The recent appointment of Oleksiy Reznikov as Ukraine’s new defense minister is a step in the right direction away from the Soviet model towards NATO standards of civilian control over the Ukrainian armed forces.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

Nov 16, 2021

New book recounts prisoner torture in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

A new book by Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseyev seeks to raise international awareness of the secret prisons in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine where detainees are subjected to grave human rights abuses.

Conflict Human Rights

Event Recap by Eurasia Center

Nov 16, 2021

What happened to the Kyiv Post?

Event Recap by Eurasia Center

On November 8, a single article appeared on the Kyiv Post’s website. It’s message: The newspaper would shut down for a “for a short time.” But there might be more to the story. Melinda Haring dives in with former writers and editors with the Kyiv Post.

Civil Society Media

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Nov 15, 2021

Escalating Belarus border crisis could pose a security threat to Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

The escalating migrant crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border poses a potential threat to Ukraine, which shares a long and vulnerable 1,000 km border with Belarus and could serve as an alternative route into the EU.

Belarus Conflict

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Nov 15, 2021

New US-Ukraine Charter underlines American commitment to Ukrainian security

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

The new US-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership adopted on November 10 underlines American support for Ukrainian security and US concerns over the possibility of further Russian aggression.

Disinformation Non-Traditional Threats

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Nov 15, 2021

Ukraine’s Anti-Oligarch Law: President Zelenskyy’s populist power grab?

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Ukraine’s anti-oligarch law is being trumpeted by President Zelenskyy’s supporters as a move to reduce the influence of Ukraine’s oligarch elite. However, it looks more like a populist ploy to strengthen presidential powers, writes Holos leader Kira Rudik.

Corruption Media

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UkraineAlert by Daniel Fried, John E. Herbst, Alexander Vershbow

Nov 23, 2021

How to Deter Russia Now

UkraineAlert by Daniel Fried, John E. Herbst, Alexander Vershbow

With Russian troops once more massing on the Ukrainian border, the United States and Europe must make clear to the Kremlin that they stand with Ukraine and will impose serious costs in the event of an offensive.

Conflict Economic Sanctions

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Nov 23, 2021

Vladimir Putin is testing the “weak” West in Ukraine and Poland

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Russia's current military build-up on the Ukrainian border is part of Vladimir Putin's hybrid war against the democratic world and an attempt to exploit what many in the Kremlin perceive to be Western "weakness."

Belarus Conflict

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Nov 21, 2021

Vladimir Putin’s slow-motion annexation of east Ukraine continues

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

As international leaders and the world’s media speculate over Moscow’s latest military build-up on the Ukrainian border, Russian President Vladimir Putin is quietly proceeding with the slow-motion annexation of east Ukraine.

Conflict European Union

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Nov 20, 2021

Defensive Putin accuses West of ignoring Russian red lines

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Russian President Vladimir Putin's November 18 foreign policy speech to Russian diplomats was one of the most defensive performances of his 21-year reign, argues Anders Åslund.

Conflict National Security

UkraineAlert by Andriy Zagorodnyuk

Nov 18, 2021

Why wartime Ukraine’s defense minister must be a civilian

UkraineAlert by Andriy Zagorodnyuk

The recent appointment of Oleksiy Reznikov as Ukraine’s new defense minister is a step in the right direction away from the Soviet model towards NATO standards of civilian control over the Ukrainian armed forces.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

Nov 16, 2021

New book recounts prisoner torture in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

A new book by Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseyev seeks to raise international awareness of the secret prisons in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine where detainees are subjected to grave human rights abuses.

Conflict Human Rights

Event Recap by Eurasia Center

Nov 16, 2021

What happened to the Kyiv Post?

Event Recap by Eurasia Center

On November 8, a single article appeared on the Kyiv Post's website. It's message: The newspaper would shut down for a "for a short time." But there might be more to the story. Melinda Haring dives in with former writers and editors with the Kyiv Post.

Civil Society Media

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Nov 15, 2021

Escalating Belarus border crisis could pose a security threat to Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

The escalating migrant crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border poses a potential threat to Ukraine, which shares a long and vulnerable 1,000 km border with Belarus and could serve as an alternative route into the EU.

Belarus Conflict

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Nov 15, 2021

New US-Ukraine Charter underlines American commitment to Ukrainian security

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

The new US-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership adopted on November 10 underlines American support for Ukrainian security and US concerns over the possibility of further Russian aggression.

Disinformation Non-Traditional Threats

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Nov 15, 2021

Ukraine’s Anti-Oligarch Law: President Zelenskyy’s populist power grab?

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Ukraine's anti-oligarch law is being trumpeted by President Zelenskyy's supporters as a move to reduce the influence of Ukraine’s oligarch elite. However, it looks more like a populist ploy to strengthen presidential powers, writes Holos leader Kira Rudik.

Corruption Media