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Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Biden-Putin summit review: Good news for Ukraine?

Few countries were as anxious as Ukraine ahead of Wednesday’s summit in Geneva between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, but can Kyiv regard the outcome as favorable?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Tensions mount between Belarus dictator and Kremlin

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s harsh crackdown on anti-regime protests has made him increasingly dependent on the Kremlin, but could Moscow be preparing to use him as a geopolitical pawn?

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Moldova

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Putin’s Ukraine War: Will Russia attempt a Black Sea blockade?

The international community spent much of April 2021 nervously watching the Ukrainian border for signs of a new Kremlin offensive, but Russia’s next escalation may come in the Black Sea.

UkraineAlert by Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Alexander Khara

Conflict Maritime Security

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Geopolitical weapon: Putin’s pipeline nears completion

This week’s summit meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin may be one of the last opportunities for the US to take a stand against the Kremlin’s controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

UkraineAlert by Benjamin Schmitt

Geopolitics & Energy Security Russia

Sat, Jun 12, 2021

NATO must stand with Ukraine against Russian aggression

NATO’s 2008 decision to deny Ukraine a Membership Action Plan paved the way for Putin’s 2014 attack. NATO leaders must now back Ukraine to prevent a further escalation in Russia’s war on the post-1991 settlement.

UkraineAlert by Paul Grod

Conflict NATO Partnerships

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Pro-Kremlin propaganda in Ukraine changes tone

Pro-Kremlin propaganda in Ukraine is changing. Praising Putin is a harder sell since the 2014 invasion, so now the focus is less on boosting Russia and more about making the West look just as bad.

UkraineAlert by Peter Pomerantsev, Inna Nelles, Volodymyr Yermolenko, Angelina Kariakina

Disinformation Media

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Ukraine must do more to regain the West’s trust

The coming week will underline the shortcomings of President Zelenskyy’s foreign policy, with Ukraine left on the sidelines as a series of crucial international summits take place that will directly impact the country’s future.

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Ukraine poised for historic land market breakthrough

On July 1, 2021, Ukraine’s new farmland market legislation will come into force, leading to real land ownership for around six million Ukrainians.

UkraineAlert by AJ Skiera

Corruption Economy & Business

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Can Shevchenko bring Euro 2020 glory to Ukraine?

The scandal over Ukraine’s Euro 2020 national football team shirt has energized the Ukrainian public at a time when the increasingly self-confident country is enjoying a prolonged period of nation-building progress.

UkraineAlert by Andrew Todos

Ukraine

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Axis of autocrats: Belarus dictator Lukashenka backs Putin’s Ukraine war

The axis of autocrats in Eastern Europe continues to solidify as Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka bends over backwards to please Moscow by showing his support for Russia’s war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Conflict
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Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Biden-Putin summit review: Good news for Ukraine?

Few countries were as anxious as Ukraine ahead of Wednesday’s summit in Geneva between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, but can Kyiv regard the outcome as favorable?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Tensions mount between Belarus dictator and Kremlin

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's harsh crackdown on anti-regime protests has made him increasingly dependent on the Kremlin, but could Moscow be preparing to use him as a geopolitical pawn?

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Moldova

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Putin’s Ukraine War: Will Russia attempt a Black Sea blockade?

The international community spent much of April 2021 nervously watching the Ukrainian border for signs of a new Kremlin offensive, but Russia's next escalation may come in the Black Sea.

UkraineAlert by Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Alexander Khara

Conflict Maritime Security

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Geopolitical weapon: Putin’s pipeline nears completion

This week's summit meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin may be one of the last opportunities for the US to take a stand against the Kremlin's controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

UkraineAlert by Benjamin Schmitt

Geopolitics & Energy Security Russia

Sat, Jun 12, 2021

NATO must stand with Ukraine against Russian aggression

NATO's 2008 decision to deny Ukraine a Membership Action Plan paved the way for Putin's 2014 attack. NATO leaders must now back Ukraine to prevent a further escalation in Russia's war on the post-1991 settlement.

UkraineAlert by Paul Grod

Conflict NATO Partnerships

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Pro-Kremlin propaganda in Ukraine changes tone

Pro-Kremlin propaganda in Ukraine is changing. Praising Putin is a harder sell since the 2014 invasion, so now the focus is less on boosting Russia and more about making the West look just as bad.

UkraineAlert by Peter Pomerantsev, Inna Nelles, Volodymyr Yermolenko, Angelina Kariakina

Disinformation Media

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Ukraine must do more to regain the West’s trust

The coming week will underline the shortcomings of President Zelenskyy’s foreign policy, with Ukraine left on the sidelines as a series of crucial international summits take place that will directly impact the country’s future.

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Ukraine poised for historic land market breakthrough

On July 1, 2021, Ukraine's new farmland market legislation will come into force, leading to real land ownership for around six million Ukrainians.

UkraineAlert by AJ Skiera

Corruption Economy & Business

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Can Shevchenko bring Euro 2020 glory to Ukraine?

The scandal over Ukraine’s Euro 2020 national football team shirt has energized the Ukrainian public at a time when the increasingly self-confident country is enjoying a prolonged period of nation-building progress.

UkraineAlert by Andrew Todos

Ukraine

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Axis of autocrats: Belarus dictator Lukashenka backs Putin’s Ukraine war

The axis of autocrats in Eastern Europe continues to solidify as Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka bends over backwards to please Moscow by showing his support for Russia's war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Conflict