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Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Time for Ukraine to exit Russia’s energy empire

Energy supplies have helped Russia exert political influence over Ukraine. With Russia’s energy sector hit by short-term coronavirus woes and facing long-term decline, now is a good time for Ukraine to reduce dependency.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Klid

Geopolitics & Energy Security Russia

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Russo-Ukrainian War: Putin must be held accountable

Russia is seeking to legitimize the Kremlin-created separatist republics in eastern Ukraine as a way of distancing itself from the ongoing conflict, but if Putin is not held accountable, other countries may share Ukraine’s fate.

UkraineAlert by Olena Zerkal

Conflict Russia

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

After coronavirus: how to get Ukraine working again

Ukraine is bracing for a major coronavirus economic downturn, but the country must also look to the post-pandemic future. Ilya Timtchenko offers some tips on how to get the Ukrainian economy working once again.

UkraineAlert by Ilya Timtchenko

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Could coronavirus become Putin’s Chernobyl?

Official Russian coronavirus infection rates far lower than elsewhere in Europe, sparking accusations of a Kremlin cover-up. Could the pandemic become a new Chernobyl for Vladimir Putin?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Coronavirus Russia

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Why Ukraine cannot risk recognizing Putin’s proxies

Many Ukrainians are alarmed by plans to create an Advisory Council together with representatives from Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine. Critics say the move will allow Russia to distance itself from the war.

UkraineAlert by Lisa Yasko

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Mr. and Mrs. Zelenskyy trip up on gender roles again

Why does everything in the private sphere depend on Ukraine’s amazing women yet again?

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Democratic Transitions Ukraine

Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Ukraine urgently needs a new IMF agreement

Ukraine is facing major economic turmoil as a result of poor political decisions in the midst of an unfolding global crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. The country now urgently needs to secure a new IMF agreement, argues Anders Åslund.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Saving Ukraine’s economy from the coronavirus crash

The Ukrainian economy is facing a perfect storm of coronavirus pressures as exports plummet and the domestic economy grinds to a halt. How can Ukraine mitigate the worst of the unfolding global crisis?

UkraineAlert by Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The Azov Regiment has not depoliticized

The Azov Regiment began life in 2014 as part of Ukraine’s makeshift volunteer army and soon earned a reputation for far-right ties. The regiment has since been incorporated into the National Guard, but has it really cut its political associations?

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Kuzmenko

Nationalism Ukraine

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Living next door to a superpower: How Canada’s experience can help Ukraine

As Ukraine struggles to find a route towards peaceful coexistence with its powerful Russian neighbor, Kyiv politicians could learn from Canada’s own experience of living next door to a global superpower.

UkraineAlert by Roman Waschuk

Politics & Diplomacy Russia
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Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Time for Ukraine to exit Russia’s energy empire

Energy supplies have helped Russia exert political influence over Ukraine. With Russia's energy sector hit by short-term coronavirus woes and facing long-term decline, now is a good time for Ukraine to reduce dependency.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Klid

Geopolitics & Energy Security Russia

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Russo-Ukrainian War: Putin must be held accountable

Russia is seeking to legitimize the Kremlin-created separatist republics in eastern Ukraine as a way of distancing itself from the ongoing conflict, but if Putin is not held accountable, other countries may share Ukraine's fate.

UkraineAlert by Olena Zerkal

Conflict Russia

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

After coronavirus: how to get Ukraine working again

Ukraine is bracing for a major coronavirus economic downturn, but the country must also look to the post-pandemic future. Ilya Timtchenko offers some tips on how to get the Ukrainian economy working once again.

UkraineAlert by Ilya Timtchenko

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Could coronavirus become Putin’s Chernobyl?

Official Russian coronavirus infection rates far lower than elsewhere in Europe, sparking accusations of a Kremlin cover-up. Could the pandemic become a new Chernobyl for Vladimir Putin?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Coronavirus Russia

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Why Ukraine cannot risk recognizing Putin’s proxies

Many Ukrainians are alarmed by plans to create an Advisory Council together with representatives from Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine. Critics say the move will allow Russia to distance itself from the war.

UkraineAlert by Lisa Yasko

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Mr. and Mrs. Zelenskyy trip up on gender roles again

Why does everything in the private sphere depend on Ukraine’s amazing women yet again?

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Democratic Transitions Ukraine

Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Ukraine urgently needs a new IMF agreement

Ukraine is facing major economic turmoil as a result of poor political decisions in the midst of an unfolding global crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. The country now urgently needs to secure a new IMF agreement, argues Anders Åslund.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Saving Ukraine’s economy from the coronavirus crash

The Ukrainian economy is facing a perfect storm of coronavirus pressures as exports plummet and the domestic economy grinds to a halt. How can Ukraine mitigate the worst of the unfolding global crisis?

UkraineAlert by Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The Azov Regiment has not depoliticized

The Azov Regiment began life in 2014 as part of Ukraine's makeshift volunteer army and soon earned a reputation for far-right ties. The regiment has since been incorporated into the National Guard, but has it really cut its political associations?

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Kuzmenko

Nationalism Ukraine

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Living next door to a superpower: How Canada’s experience can help Ukraine

As Ukraine struggles to find a route towards peaceful coexistence with its powerful Russian neighbor, Kyiv politicians could learn from Canada's own experience of living next door to a global superpower.

UkraineAlert by Roman Waschuk

Politics & Diplomacy Russia