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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Servant of the people or servant of the oligarchs?

The president’s response is appropriate in a country with an operating rule of law. But in Ukraine, with an unreformed judiciary, this is a complete cop out.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Financial Regulation Fiscal and Structural Reform

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Seven takeaways from Zelenskyy’s marathon press conference (and one surprise) 

At the press conference, Zelenskyy said he was ready to “sit down and talk” with Kolomoisky.

UkraineAlert by Iryna Matviyishyn

Civil Society Conflict

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Ukraine’s $50 billion challenge

UkraineAlert by Andy Hunder

Fiscal and Structural Reform International Financial Institutions

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Real talk on Kyiv’s talks with Moscow

Ukraine must devise its bargaining position, and anticipate Russia’s, or it will be devoured in upcoming talks, left to the mercy of Putin as well as of France and Germany, both co-opted by Putin.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Mission possible

The government wants to liberalize the economy and proceed with radical and swift changes.

UkraineAlert by Basil Kalymon

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Ukraine’s most vulnerable children deserve a passport, too

In the non-government controlled territories of Ukraine, 57 percent of children were born without proper birth registration by the Ukrainian authorities and may be unable to qualify for a Ukrainian passport at age 14.

UkraineAlert by Anna Babko

Civil Society Conflict

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Did Zelenskyy give in to Moscow? We don’t know yet

Angry crowds took to the streets to denounce the Steinmeier Formula, equating it with capitulation to Moscow. But is it? At this point, not enough is known about details of the agreement—or even if the agreement will hold—to reach a judgment.

UkraineAlert by Steven Pifer

Conflict Elections

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Coming into her own

“What I’m seeing now is speed over professionalism,” Suprun said. “I think it’s about time Ukraine started being more mature about what it’s doing.”

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Media

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

That other Ukraine controversy that just won’t go away

Ukraine stands between two conflict resolution formulas: to freeze the Donbas or to try and integrate it.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Conflict Crisis Management

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Expert Q&A: Will the Steinmeier Formula bring peace to Ukraine?

What does the Steinmeier Formula mean for Ukraine and could this be the first step in a peaceful settlement of the Donbas war?

UkraineAlert by Mattia Nelles

Conflict Crisis Management

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Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Early warning signs in Ukraine

The recent resignation of Oleksandr Danyliuk is a blow to all those who have expected better from the new Ukrainian president and his team.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Rebuilding Ukraine one house at a time

Five years after Kramatorsk, our volunteer initiative has become the largest volunteer movement in Ukraine with a network of more than 2,500 volunteers. Together, we have restored housing for 220 families and helped 17 cities create their own youth centers.

UkraineAlert by Yurko Didula

Civil Society Conflict

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Will Ukraine make a deal with Kolomoisky? Three things to watch

There are only three things to watch to determine whether rumors about a possible deal with Kolomoisky are true: changes in NBU leadership, developments in PrivatBank-related cases in Ukrainian courts, and how the cases in international courts play out.

UkraineAlert by Oksana Bedratenko

Financial Regulation International Financial Institutions

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Hard questions for Mr. Zelenskyy

Is Ukraine about to be sold out and further weakened by internal splits?

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Elections Human Rights

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Leave Ukraine out of the Ukraine scandal

I have one request for American political elites: stop making Ukraine a political football in the internal affairs of the United States. Nothing less than our security and Europe’s security depends on it.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Honcharenko

Crisis Management Defense Policy

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Ukraine is having a very bad month

Only three weeks ago, diplomats, the international finance community, and Ukraine boosters were so upbeat.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Why Zelenskyy needs a new chief of staff now

A new investigation may shed light on the views of Zelenskyy's chief of staff Andriy Bohdan toward Russia and the West.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Expert Q&A: How’s the US-Ukraine relationship after New York?

How’s the US-Ukraine relationship after New York? What should Zelenskyy do next? How could Russian President Vladimir Putin exploit this?

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Will Zelenskyy make the same fatal mistake as Poroshenko?

Judicial reform is one of the most anticipated promises made by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his unorthodox campaign.

UkraineAlert by Kateryna Butko

Civil Society Political Reform

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Explainer: Five things about the Ukraine controversy you need to know (plus a freebie)

Many of the names in the Ukraine controversy are new to general readers, so we attempt to answer a few basic questions. If you have others, please drop us a line on Twitter.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Democratic Transitions Political Reform