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Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Ukrainian business leaders want better economic policy and rule of law

The fifteen principles reflect a broad reform consensus in Ukraine, aiming at creating well-functioning markets and strong private property rights.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Fiscal and Structural Reform Political Reform

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Zelenskyy’s greatest challenge ahead

Despite enormous enthusiasm along with a strong readiness to fix things, many challenges lie ahead for Zelenskyy and his Servant of the People party. But the most serious one undoubtedly comes from Moscow.

UkraineAlert by Mykola Vorobiov

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Slow down already

Zelenskyy is consolidating power. Ukraine is rapidly switching to a presidential republic from the parliamentary-presidential system its constitution prescribes. And the worst part is that there’s little to stop him.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Political Reform

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

What Zelenskyy’s perfect picture is missing

The future of Ukraine’s key reform driver, its vibrant civil society, is missing and seriously threatened both by internal and external challenges.

UkraineAlert by Olena Prokopenko

Civil Society Elections

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Ukraine’s libertarian revolution

Many Ukrainian free marketers are sulking in the sidelines because they misread the Zelenskyy movement last spring.

UkraineAlert by James Brooke

Elections Macroeconomics

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Removing the stigma: Ukraine launches suicide prevention hotline for veterans

Mental health issues remain largely taboo in Ukrainian society, where the prevalence of traditional machismo culture has long fueled a “boys don’t cry” mentality

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Sun, Sep 8, 2019

It was worth it

The whole world watched his first steps in this direction today on the tarmac of the Boryspil airport, and this success may give the new president greater confidence as well.

UkraineAlert by Alexander Khrebet

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Sun, Sep 8, 2019

What price did Ukraine pay for prisoner exchange?

The long-awaited return brought tears not only to the eyes of their loved ones but also to many Ukrainians who rooted for their liberation.

UkraineAlert by Iryna Matviyishyn

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Sun, Sep 8, 2019

Q&A: What does Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap mean?

“Putin may hope that Western praise for his ‘humanitarian gesture’ will reduce the pressure on Moscow to end its undeclared war in the Donbas and place the onus on Zelenskyy to make all of the concessions.”

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

The saga of David and Goliath on the outskirts of Kyiv

As a newly elected president and parliament have been sworn in, and a new government formed, the new political class must be ready to radically transform the values of Ukraine’s business culture.

UkraineAlert by Yuri Polakiwsky

Economy & Business Political Reform

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Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Danger ahead

Although every Ukrainian understandably wishes a quick end to the war in the Donbas and a lasting settlement of the conflict, Ukraine is strongly advised to approach any Minsk Summit with the greatest care.

UkraineAlert by Willem Aldershoff

European Union International Norms

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

So far, so good

The Zelenskyy administration’s very positive statements, if translated into policies, would open a new era of economic growth and opportunity for Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Oleh Havrylyshyn and Basil Kalymon

Macroeconomics Political Reform

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

Want investors to take Ukraine seriously? The solution is obvious

Now is time to change Ukraine’s courts, and we can make it happen, so long as our Western friends speak out loudly and forcefully at the right moments.

UkraineAlert by Mykhailo Zhernakov

Corruption Political Reform

Tue, Aug 27, 2019

G7 leaders: the Kremlin is setting a trap. Don’t fall for it

The Kremlin counts on using this goodwill to lead us into a trap of fatal mistakes.

UkraineAlert by Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Conflict International Norms

Mon, Aug 19, 2019

The West needs to act fast to help Ukraine

This might be Ukraine’s greatest chance yet. The West needs to assist as well as it can.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

European Union International Markets

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

Do something with state enterprises already

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is right to emphasize the need to privatize state-owned enterprises.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Financial Regulation Fiscal and Structural Reform

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

An open letter to Mrs. Zelenskyy

When you come to Washington, we will welcome you with open arms.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Elections

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

Mr. Zelenskyy goes to Washington

This new generation of leadership has rejected the psychological and emotional ties to Russia held by post-independence Ukrainian political leaders.

UkraineAlert by Yuri Polakiwsky

Political Reform Security & Defense

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

How one man’s outsized philanthropy transformed a village and may inspire a new kind of giving

“I hope this project will be an example for other entrepreneurs and for other communities in Ukraine," said Mykhaylo Veselskyy.

UkraineAlert by Viola Gienger

Inclusive Growth Ukraine

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

Many ills for Ukraine’s veterans but one place to look for a cure

When veterans return from eastern Ukraine, sleep deprivation, anxiety, and depression are common complaints.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Conflict