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Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Reloading Ukraine’s corporate governance reforms

Ukraine’s corporate governance reforms have come under scrutiny this year following controversial developments at Naftogaz. Can new legislation get this important reform initiative back on track?

UkraineAlert by Iaroslav Zhelezniak, Andriy Boytsun, Oleksandr Lysenko

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Why Ukraine’s Olympic bid could be a very smart move

President Zelenskyy has set his sights on bringing the Winter Olympics to Ukraine. For a country seeking to emerge from international obscurity, hosting the Olympics offers a range of exciting opportunities.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Resilience & Society Ukraine

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

America must lead the international response to Russia’s human rights crisis

US President Joe Biden took an important step in Geneva towards supporting Russian human rights defenders. America must now follow this up with concrete action to punish Moscow’s abuses.

UkraineAlert by Dave Elseroad

Human Rights Russia

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Russian-Belarusian military merger accelerates on NATO’s eastern flank

The accelerating military merger between Russia and Belarus is dramatically altering the regional security equation and creating an authoritarian army on the European Union’s eastern frontier.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Russia

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Vladimir Putin accused of weaponizing Russian gas

With construction work on Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline now complete, critics say Moscow is weaponizing gas deliveries to Europe in a bid to speed up the lengthy certification process.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Ukraine’s top soccer stars join the country’s Ukrainian language renaissance

Ukraine’s national football team captain Andriy Yarmolenko recently conducted a press conference in Ukrainian, marking the latest small step forward in what is a wider renaissance of the Ukrainian language.

UkraineAlert by David Kirichenko

Resilience & Society Ukraine

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Belarus dictator poses growing threat to Ukraine

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s growing dependence on the Kremlin is allowing Vladimir Putin to expand his military presence in Belarus and creating a new front in Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Lisa Yasko

Belarus Conflict

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy vows to fight for judicial reform

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called an extraordinary meeting of politicians, diplomats, and members of the judiciary in order to prevent his flagship judicial reform drive from being sabotaged and derailed.

UkraineAlert by Halyna Chyzhyk

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Odesa’s unique place in Ukraine’s cultural evolution

Ukrainian Black Sea port city Odesa occupies a unique place in the country’s cultural evolution thanks to its unrivaled international pedigree and the limitless creative ambitions of the local cultural community.

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

Civil Society Resilience & Society

Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Why Ukraine must join NATO

Given the Kremlin’s hostile revisionism, Ukraine’s membership in NATO is in the long-term interest of the US and its allies. As Moscow expands its hybrid war on the West, Ukraine is an asset.

UkraineAlert by Adrian Hoefer

Eastern Europe International Organizations
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Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Reloading Ukraine’s corporate governance reforms

Ukraine's corporate governance reforms have come under scrutiny this year following controversial developments at Naftogaz. Can new legislation get this important reform initiative back on track?

UkraineAlert by Iaroslav Zhelezniak, Andriy Boytsun, Oleksandr Lysenko

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Why Ukraine’s Olympic bid could be a very smart move

President Zelenskyy has set his sights on bringing the Winter Olympics to Ukraine. For a country seeking to emerge from international obscurity, hosting the Olympics offers a range of exciting opportunities.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Resilience & Society Ukraine

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

America must lead the international response to Russia’s human rights crisis

US President Joe Biden took an important step in Geneva towards supporting Russian human rights defenders. America must now follow this up with concrete action to punish Moscow's abuses.

UkraineAlert by Dave Elseroad

Human Rights Russia

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Russian-Belarusian military merger accelerates on NATO’s eastern flank

The accelerating military merger between Russia and Belarus is dramatically altering the regional security equation and creating an authoritarian army on the European Union's eastern frontier.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Russia

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Vladimir Putin accused of weaponizing Russian gas

With construction work on Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline now complete, critics say Moscow is weaponizing gas deliveries to Europe in a bid to speed up the lengthy certification process.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Ukraine’s top soccer stars join the country’s Ukrainian language renaissance

Ukraine's national football team captain Andriy Yarmolenko recently conducted a press conference in Ukrainian, marking the latest small step forward in what is a wider renaissance of the Ukrainian language.

UkraineAlert by David Kirichenko

Resilience & Society Ukraine

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Belarus dictator poses growing threat to Ukraine

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's growing dependence on the Kremlin is allowing Vladimir Putin to expand his military presence in Belarus and creating a new front in Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Lisa Yasko

Belarus Conflict

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy vows to fight for judicial reform

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called an extraordinary meeting of politicians, diplomats, and members of the judiciary in order to prevent his flagship judicial reform drive from being sabotaged and derailed.

UkraineAlert by Halyna Chyzhyk

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Odesa’s unique place in Ukraine’s cultural evolution

Ukrainian Black Sea port city Odesa occupies a unique place in the country's cultural evolution thanks to its unrivaled international pedigree and the limitless creative ambitions of the local cultural community.

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

Civil Society Resilience & Society

Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Why Ukraine must join NATO

Given the Kremlin's hostile revisionism, Ukraine's membership in NATO is in the long-term interest of the US and its allies. As Moscow expands its hybrid war on the West, Ukraine is an asset.

UkraineAlert by Adrian Hoefer

Eastern Europe International Organizations