As the world watches the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfold, UkraineAlert delivers the best Atlantic Council expert insight and analysis on Ukraine twice a week directly to your inbox.
UkraineAlert Jan 4, 2024
To defeat Putin in a long war, Ukraine must switch to active defense in 2024
By Mykola Bielieskov
By embracing a strategy of active defense in 2024, Kyiv can achieve the twin goals of preventing any major Russian advances and creating conditions that strongly favor Ukraine in what is increasingly a war of attrition, writes Mykola Bielieskov.
UkraineAlert Jan 2, 2024
Ukraine’s wartime economy is performing surprisingly well
By Anders Åslund
The Ukrainian government is to be congratulated for its considerable accomplishments on the economic front while defending itself against Europe’s largest invasion since World War II, writes Anders Åslund.
UkraineAlert Dec 21, 2023
Putin scents historic victory amid growing signs of Western weakness
By Peter Dickinson
Recent indications of growing Russian confidence in victory over Ukraine owe much more to Western weakness than to the Kremlin’s own military might, writes Peter Dickinson.
Resilience in the face of adversity
Ukraine has moved tentatively toward an open society and market economy since independence. The country has held several democratic elections but largely failed to address state control and corruption in its economy. Since the 2014 Maidan Revolution, Ukraine has undertaken significant economic reform and moved decisively toward a Europe-focused foreign policy.
UkraineAlert Jun 21, 2023
The new Ukraine will be a country worthy of its heroes
International attention is currently focused on the progress of the Ukrainian counteroffensive but it is also vital to make sure Ukraine wins the peace by creating a secure and prosperous country, writes Yulia Svyrydenko.
UkraineAlert Jun 19, 2023
Beyond the battlefield: Why we should invest in Ukraine’s democratic future
By Peter Erben, Gio Kobakhidze
Western military aid has helped Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s full-scale invasion, but the West must also support Ukraine’s efforts to consolidate the country’s democracy, argue Peter Erben and Gio Kobakhidze.
UkraineAlert Jun 1, 2023
The fight against courtroom corruption continues in wartime Ukraine
By Olena Halushka
Despite the existential challenges created by Russia’s full-scale invasion, Ukraine continues to make progress toward the reform of the country’s deeply discredited judicial system, writes Olena Halushka.
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