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Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Can stalling tactics save the wily Belarusian dictator?

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has sought to defuse protests against his regime by promising to step down following constitutional reform, but critics believe he is merely trying to buy time.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Belarus presents the West with an opportunity to be on the right side of history

In shunning dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka and embracing Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and the opposition, the West is on the right side of history in Belarus. It must now make sure that it stays there.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

US targets Putin’s pipelines from Baltic Sea to Balkans

Washington’s attention has recently focused on Nord Stream 2, but US officials also face similar challenges in Southern Europe, where Russia is once again using energy to advance its geopolitical interests.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Eastern Europe Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Ukraine’s business community has high hopes for the Biden presidency

Many Ukrainians are optimistic that incoming US President Joe Biden can play an historic role in helping Ukraine complete the country’s post-Soviet transition and free itself once and for all from oligarch control.

UkraineAlert by Andy Hunder

Democratic Transitions Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Ukraine’s cultural revival is a matter of national security

Culture and identity have been at the heart of the hybrid war waged by Russia against Ukraine for the past seven years.

UkraineAlert by Marina Pesenti

Disinformation Nationalism

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Russia’s Crimean crimes demand tougher sanctions

Ukrainian civic society activists are calling on the international community to introduce personal sanctions against officials guilty of human rights abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea.

UkraineAlert by Maria Tomak

Civil Society Human Rights

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Ukraine’s roadmap to an artificial intelligence future

Ukraine has recently adopted a National AI Development Strategy for the coming decade that aims to integrate artificial intelligence technologies into every sphere of the Ukrainian economy.

UkraineAlert by Vitaliy Goncharuk

Defense Technologies Education

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Putin’s war drives Ukraine towards true independence

Thirty years since the collapse of the USSR, Ukraine is no longer part of Vladimir Putin’s informal empire but the country continues to struggle with the legacy of centuries spent under Russian domination.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Ukraine raised the alarm over weaponized social media long before Trump’s twitter ban

Tech giant Twitter’s decision to block the account of US President Donald Trump has sparked a global free speech debate, but Ukraine has been warning for years about the dangers of weaponized social media.

UkraineAlert by Victor Tregubov

Media Non-Traditional Threats

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Calls mount to strip Belarus dictator of right to host 2021 hockey world championship

Calls are mounting for Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka to be stripped of the right to co-host the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship over the brutal suppression of pro-democracy protests.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

Belarus Elections
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Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Vladimir Putin has nothing but bad options in Belarus

Vladimir Putin knows his support for dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is poisoning attitudes towards Russia in neighboring Belarus, but he cannot allow a democratic uprising to succeed so close to home.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Climate change may prevent Ukraine from becoming an agricultural superpower

Kyiv's record-breaking weather in 2020 was further evidence of a changing climate that threatens to undermine Ukraine's emergence as an agricultural superpower and key player in global food security.

UkraineAlert by Anna Ackermann

Climate Change & Climate Action Ukraine

Mon, Jan 11, 2021

US sanctions Giuliani-linked Ukrainians over Russian bid to influence 2020 election

The US Department of the Treasury has imposed sanctions on seven Ukrainians who stand accused of meddling in the recent American presidential election campaign on behalf of Russia.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Elections Russia

Sat, Jan 9, 2021

Russia remains unwilling to end seven-year Ukraine war

Ukraine has repeatedly demonstrated its readiness to make compromises in order to secure peace with Russia but Moscow has so far refused to reciprocate, argues Ukraine's Deputy PM Oleksii Reznikov.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

Is Russia preparing to replace Belarus dictator Lukashenka?

As Moscow works to create an advantageous outcome in Minsk, are there plans to replace Lukashenka with a pro-Kremlin movement of Belarusians?

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Political Reform

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

How to improve EU-Ukraine energy cooperation in 2021

Ukraine's GTSOU gas transportation system operator is hoping to expand cooperation with European partners in 2021 as part of efforts to diversify beyond the prior focus on Russian gas transit to EU markets.

UkraineAlert by Olga Bielkova

Eastern Europe Energy Transitions

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

What is Ukraine’s economic outlook for 2021?

Without judicial reform or an increase in investment, there is little reason to expect any economic growth in Ukraine during 2021 beyond the gains arising from the post-coronavirus rebound.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

Ukraine counting on Biden’s support in struggle against Russian authoritarianism

Many Ukrainians have high hopes for US President-elect Joe Biden. They see cause for encouragement in Biden’s nuanced understanding of Ukrainian affairs honed through years of engagement.

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jan 5, 2021

All roads lead to Ukraine in Putin’s global hybrid war

For the past seven years, Russia has been waging a campaign of hybrid hostilities against the West. This confrontation began in Ukraine, and events in Ukraine remain central to what has become a new Cold War.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Sat, Jan 2, 2021

US imposes new sanctions to kill off Putin’s pet pipeline

New US sanctions look set to thwart Russian efforts to complete a strategically important natural gas pipeline that would greatly strengthen the Kremlin's control over European energy supplies.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security
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